So Australia’s nightmare on the subcontinental pitches continued with their latest defeat against Sri Lanka in the second Test at Galle. Chasing an improbable target of 413 runs to level the three match series, the visitors failed once again with the bat and were dismissed for only 183, handing the hosts a huge victory of 229 runs. With the win the island nation completed a historic series win over the number one Test side of the world. This was their first series win over their fancied opponents in 17 years.
Dilruwan Perera, who took 4 wickets in the first innings, once again wreaked havoc on the Aussies and took six wickets. Skipper Steve Smith was the highest scorer for the Aussies with 30 runs. With the three-match series already decided, the caravan will now move to Colombo for the final Test which starts on 13 of this month.
Let us see how the twitterati reacted to the win:
Sri Lanka win by 229 runs 🏆 historical moment ❤ #SLvsAUS
— Kushiya 👨🏻💻 (@KushiyaZ) August 6, 2016
— Team Angelo Mathews♕ (@AngeloTeam) August 6, 2016
— Damien Martyn🏏 (@damienmartyn) August 6, 2016
Sri Lanka secure the Warne-Muralitharan trophy for the first time in its existence. They spin out Australia inside three days.#SLvsAUS
— समीर (@taremam_pasa) August 6, 2016
— Raghu (@raghunath_m) August 6, 2016
Thanks for coming smith #SLvsAUS 😂
— Avinath (@CrazyHesH) August 6, 2016
whn india makes sme turning pitches whole wrld talks abt it bt whn sl s dng ryt at the momnt against aus not much of sounds #slvsaus
— ♥Sindu♥ (@imsindu) August 6, 2016
— Akash (@akashkedia84) August 6, 2016
— Thilina Randeniya 🇱🇰 (@ThilinaRishan) August 6, 2016
— Ankit Modi (@ankitmodi25) August 6, 2016
Well played Lions❤
Brilliant all round performance 👏
And finally put DRS into good use
Galle is always full of surprises ❤#SLvsAUS
— Suhan (@SathushkaS) August 6, 2016
Whilst the sweep was the go to shot for the SL batsmen, its been the undoing of the Aussies when its played & also not played when needed.
— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) August 6, 2016
Sri Lanka's largest runs winning margin for 7.5 years…
— Ric Finlay (@RicFinlay) August 6, 2016
Australia's last eight Tests in Asia (most recent first)
L L L L L L L L
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) August 6, 2016
Stop me if you've heard this before, but that was an OMNISHAMBLECLUSTERFUCK 4 Oz. Beaten in less than 2.5 days. Faced 501 balls. No 50s.
— Peter Lalor (@plalor) August 6, 2016