Cricket: Mathews Hails Series Win Over Australia

Cricket: Mathews hails series win over Australia

GALLE, Sri Lanka, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Augst,2016) - Skipper Angelo Mathews on Saturday described Sri Lanka's historic Test series win against Australia as "satisfying" after their spinners wreaked havoc to notch up an emphatic 229-run victory against the world number one team in the second Test in Galle. Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath combined forces to dismantle the Australian batting in both the innings as the hosts took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Perera bagged six wickets to help bundle out Australia for 183 after lunch on the third day as Sri Lanka registered their first Test series triumph against the visitors since 1999.

Herath set up the win for the hosts with his maiden Test hat-trick which helped dismiss Australia for a record low of 106 in their first innings. Australia faltered in their second outing as well after Perera, who registered his career-best figures of 6-70, sent the visitors packing in just 50.1 overs as the Sri Lankan players went into a celebratory huddle.