It was a balanced day for both teams here at Hobart as Sri Lanka takes on Cricket Australia XI in 3 day practise match.
CAXI won the toss and decided they will bat first in a very good batting pitch.But the start was not as expected as they lost 3 early wickets for just 25 runs.
But the comeback was strong as they were able to get 316 runs for 5 wickets before they decided to declare.
Kurtis Patterson was the star performer for CAXI as he remained unbeaten at 157 runs.Jake Doran was unbeaten on 102 too.
Dushmantha Chameera and Kasun Rajitha was able to take 3 wickets and 2 wickets each for Lankans.
In reply Sri Lanka were able to bat for 13 overs today and they were able to remain wicket less for 38 runs.
Batsmen batting at the middle for Lankans are Dimuth Karunaratne on 26 and Lahiru Thirimanne on 12.
At the end of the day Sri Lankans were trailing CAXI 1 st inning score by 278 runs with 10 wickets in hand.
Match summary at the end of Day 1 is as follows:
CAXI 316-5(75 overs)
Kurtis Patterson 157* D.Chameera 3-57
SRI LANKA 38-0( 13 overs)
Sri Lanka trail by 278 runs