Lankans fight back on second day

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Sri Lankan captain Marvan Attapattu notched a half-century and was unbeaten at stumps today on the second day of the second cricket Test against Australia.

Lankans fight back on second day

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Sri Lankan captain Marvan Attapattu notched a half-century and was unbeaten at stumps today to lead strong fight back on the second day of the second cricket Test against Australia. Sri Lanka first restricted the home side's first-innings charge, then made a confident reply to a substantial run chase to finish the day at 184-2 after Australia had concluded its first innings shortly after lunch at 517. Cheap dismissals Australia lost its last eight wickets relatively cheaply after starting the day at 370-2. Atapattu was not out 75 and Mahela Jayawardene unbeaten on nine at stumps, trailing Australia by 333 runs. Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara were the dismissed Sri Lanka batsmen. Jayasuriya was caught by Adam Gilchrist off the bowling of Jason Gillespie for 13, while Sangakkara was caught by Gillespie on 74 off Shane Warne. Warne's wicket pulled him to within six of Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan's world record total of 527. Muralitharan is not on the Australian tour for personal reasons. Australia won the first Test in Darwin last weekend by 149 runs. (AP)

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