Joe Burns ends Australia’s Test century drought

Canberra: Right-hand batsman Joe Burns ended Australia’s 113-day wait for a Test century as he scored a ton in the second Test of their ongoing two-match series against Sri Lanka here at the Manuka Oval on Friday.

The last Test century for Australia had come from the bat of Usman Khawaja during a Test series against Pakistan in Dubai, last year.

Burns, with the century, helped Australia avoid hitting a 136-year low as the last time they went without a Test century on the home soil over a summer of three or more Tests was in 1882-83, reported.

Australia is leading the ongoing two-match series 1-0. In the second Test, they have opted to bat first and have crossed the 300 marks on the Day One of the matches.

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After losing some early, wickets Burns and Travis Head stitched a much-needed partnership to accelerate their side’s scoring rate.


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