Colombo: Dinesh Chandimal continued his charge on Day 2 after losing Dhanajaya de Silva in morning session. The wicketkeeper-batsman notched up his seventh Test century to help the hosts reach 299 for 7 at Lunch against Australia in the third and final Test.
Quite unlike some of the other better knocks of his career, he curbed his natural instinct to bail his side out of trouble, taking 282 balls to reach his hundred.
The momentum completely shifted in favour of Sri Lanka by Stumps on Day 1, after having Sri Lanka reeling at 26 for 5 earlier in the day. De Silva’s counter attack and Chandimal’s patient half century had downed Australia’s efforts of the first hour of play.
It was again Mitchell Starc who took fiver for his team . Starc with his raw pace again showed just why he is such an asset in these hot and humid conditions, helping himself to yet another five-wicket haul.
Brief Score: Sri Lanka 355/10 ( Dinesh Chandimal 132, Dhanajaya de Silva 129 ; Mitchell Starc 5-63, Nathan Lyon 3-110)
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