After a steady start in the 2nd Test at Kandy, Australia has limped to lunch at 4/61. Much lies with Hayden, who survives on 36 and Symonds, 1. Batsmen dimissed are Langer 3 (from 39 balls), Ponting 10, Martyn 1 and Lehman 8. And much will depend on Gillie – can he deliver?
No catching has been required with 3 lbws and 1 bowled. Murali has one wicket with three falling to the seamers.
I can’t but help thinking Australia have made a blunder taking the same team into this match. The pitch has much more life and I think Williams for MacGill and Katich for Symonds would have been good changes. I still can’t believe that Katich has been left out after his wonderful summer.