Mitchell Starc was the lone shining point for the Australian team on an otherwise disastrous day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Galle. The left-arm pacer picked up a historic 10-wicket haul as he became the first Australian pacer to achieve the magnificent feat in Sri Lanka.
Starc, who claimed 5-44 on day one of the match , took another six on day two to complete his first 10-wicket haul in Tests as the hosts were bowled out for 237 – leaving the tourists requiring an improbable 413 to level the series.

Starc, who finished with match figures of 11-94, also became just the fourth Australian pacer in history to take a 10-wicket haul in an Asia – and the first since Geoff Dymock managed the feat against India in October 1979. The other two Australians to achieve the feat  are Alan Davidson, who took 12-124 against India in Kanpur in December 1959, and Garth McKenzie, who claimed 10-91 against India in Chennai in October 1964.

Let us see how the twitterati reacted to Starc’s brilliant performance:




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