Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Thu 30 Nov 2023 Starc, Siddle bowl Australia to 137-run win in Hobart Test Australia clinched a 137-run win in the opening Test at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart against the visiting Sri Lankans. In what was a rain-affected Test match, Australia managed to pull off victory despite losing the services of one of their frontline bowlers Ben Hilfenhaus through an injury. Australia make inroads after setting up a target of 393 Australia dismissed the Sri Lankans openers before close of play on Day 4 after having set a target of 393 to the visitors in the first Test at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Sri Lanka are 67 for 2 in 37 overs with Dilshan falling early to Watson for 11 and Karunaratne for 30 to Starc. Australia collect big lead despite Dilshan’s 147 Peter Siddle claimed 5 for 54 as Australia took a big first innings lead of 114 runs in the First Test at Hobarth. The Aussies finished Day 3 at 27/0 having bowled out Sri Lanka for 336 in 109.3 overs. Sri Lanka in trouble after Australia’s 450 On a rain-affected second day’s play, Australia took the match forward by declaring its first innings at 450 for 5 and then reducing the tourists to 87 for 4. The Lankans now have their backs to the walls having lost three of its experienced players... Australia post 299 for 4 on Day 1 of Hobart Test Half centuries from the trio of Warner, Hughes and Clarke placed Australia in a comfortable position of 299 for 4 on the opening day’s play of the First Test at Hobart against Sri Lanka. Unsung Sri Lanka challenge Australia at Hobart in First Test The first of the 3-match Test Series between Australia and Sri Lanka begins on Friday at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Australia after losing a hard-fought series against South Africa not so long ago will find it pretty easy against Sri Lanka, who have been poor visitors outside their island nation.