The Australian team failed to capitalize on a fine first innings batting performance and meekly surrendered the third Test against Sri Lanka to lose the series 3-0. After losing the first two Tests the team from down under showed remarkable improvement in their batting and after dismissing the hosts for 355 in the first innings took a lead of 24 runs by scoring 379 with the help of centuries from Shaun Marsh and Steve Smith. However, the Sri Lankan batsmen performed well in the second innings and set the Aussies a tough target of 324 runs. The visitors started well by scoring 77 runs for the first wicket. However the fall of second wicket opened the floodgates and the whole team was dismissed for only 160, handing Sri Lanka a victory of 163 runs.
As expected fans on Twitter trolled the Aussies. Here are some of the tweet:
Congrats to SL on the cricket they've played against Australia, well led by Angelo & outstanding bowling from Herath. Aussies very poor !
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) August 17, 2016
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) August 17, 2016
— Karan Dewan (@karan13dewan) August 17, 2016
Remember this mornoing when people thought Angelo Mathews should have declared sooner? Ah, good times #SLvAUS
— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) August 17, 2016
Would've liked to have seen Sri Lanka play SA, Eng or NZ at home to see whether it is a real turnaround or just Australia being Australia.
— Shankster (@CrickeTennis) August 17, 2016
Australia is gonna get whitewashed just because the line wasn't straight when Henriques got out 😂 #SLvsAUS
— yeshal sachin (@yeshaal) August 17, 2016
Kaushal Silva: Busted hand
Herath: Busted bollock
Australia: Busted flush
— Pavilion Opinions (@pavilionopinion) August 17, 2016
With these terrible selections Australia will never win a single Test in Asia. Spinners toying with 'em! #SLvAUS
— Waѕiyullah Budye (@WasiyullahB) August 17, 2016
There are Syrian cities with more stability than Australia's middle-order.
— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) August 17, 2016
Australia are pathetic. intentionally slowing the over rate to avoid being embarrassed..ironic..they're embarrassing themselves #SLvsAUS
— Bilal (@Bilal_Hanware92) August 17, 2016
These Aussies are real ugly losers! Taking so much time in between the deliveries #SLvsAUS
— Alwin Santhos (@AlwinSanthosh94) August 17, 2016
You Amazing Coach
— DAMZ (@Je_suis_Damz) August 17, 2016
Who are we? Australian cricket team
And what we do? Getting out to Hearth 😂 #SLvsAUS
— Dark Knight (@Yassa_97) August 17, 2016