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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.
Untiring efforts of the Jebel Ali Racecourse management finally paid off as the venue put all concerns regarding its racing surface behind and successfully hosted the biggest race of their season, the 1600m Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile on Friday.
China’s Wu Ashun maintained the momentum that he got after egaling in his opening round to finish the day with a one-shot lead at the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday.
Home favourite Nick Kyrgios went five sets to ensure an Australian Open showdown with Rafael Nadal on Saturday as a series of shocks caused carnage in the women’s draw.
Quique Setien’s honeymoon period lasted less than a fortnight as he tasted his first Barcelona defeat on Saturday in his second La Liga game in charge after a 2-0 loss to Valencia.