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Australia's Tim Paine runs between the wickets during day two of the second Test cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Manuka Oval Cricket Ground in Canberra on February 2, 2019
CANBERRA: Australia declared their first innings at 534 for five in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday, with Kurtis Patterson unbeaten on 114.
The hosts resumed day two at Manuka Oval in Canberra on 384 for four, with skipper Tim Paine calling a halt to proceedings just over an hour before tea.
Patterson scored a maiden ton in only his second Test, to go with hundreds from Joe Burns (180) and Travis Head (161).
Paine was not out 45 at the other end when he made the declaration.
The star batsman fell face forward onto the ground and received several minutes of on-field treatment involving both Australian and England medical staffs amid concerns he could be concussed. He eventually got to his feet and then, after a prolonged conversation with Australia team doctor Richard Saw, decided to retire hurt with Smith receiving a generous round of applause as he walked back into the pavilion.
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