Struggles against Jon Holland set Alex Carey up for victory in first Test

If there was any irony in the way Alex Carey helped take control of Australia’s Test victory over Sri Lanka in Galle with both the gloves and the bat, it came through the fact his triumph beneath the Dutch fort had its genesis in a struggle to conquer Holland (Jon, that is) six years ago.

Holland has dismissed Carey eight times in seven first-class matches, including in all four innings of the 2016 and 2017 Sheffield Shield finals and twice again in both innings of a game in Melbourne in April last year. No other bowler in Australian cricket has dismissed Carey more than three times.

Alex Carey crouches to sweep during the first Test in Galle.


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