Twitter reaction: Rangana Herath & Co. skittle out Australia for their lowest score in Sri Lanka

Rangana Herath
Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath. (Photo by ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka gained firm upper hand over Australia the 2nd test which is currently underway at the Galle International Stadium. Batting in reply to Sri Lanka’s 281, Australia faced a huge slump on day two after they were bundled out just 106.

Lankan bowling spearhead, left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and off-spinner Dilruwan Perera were the wrecker-in-chief sharing 8 wickets between them. Australia ended day one on a pretty stable note ending at 54/2 with Usman Khawaja batting on 11.


The morning session began with great drama. With pitch offering great amount assistance to slow bowlers, Matthews began with the spin bowling duo of Perera and Herath straightway. Both got the Aussies under pressure in no time. After being just three over in the day, Australia lost main men Khawaja and Smith with Perera getting rid of Khawaja in his first over and Smith losing his wicket to Herath in the following over.

Adam Voges and Mitchell Marsh rotated the strike for few over thereafter and kept the spinner working for their wicket. But, the 25th over of the game saw the most memorable moment of the day. The Australians plunged into further misery as Rangana Herath grabbed the first hattrick of his career snaring Adam Voges, Peter Nevil and Mitchell Starc off consecutive deliveries.

Soon the inning got wrapped up in no time as Perera and Lakshan Sandakan polished off the tail in no time. Herath ended with 4/35, Perera also ended up with a four wicket haul taking 4/29 while Sandakan who took a single wicket.