• Silva returns to form with century
  • Sri Lanka lead by 288 runs

Kaushal Silva

Sri Lankan batsman Kaushal Silva plays a shot against Australia during the fourth day of the third cricket test match between them in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Photo: AP

Kusal Perera (24) fell to Jon Holland while Mitchell Starc dismissed Kusal Mendis (18) leg before to claim his 24th wicket in an otherwise spinner-dominated series.

Mathews fell to Lyon (4-123) in the second session but Silva added 90 runs with Chandimal (43) for the sixth wicket to consolidate Sri Lanka's position.

Holland ended Silva's 269-ball stay with Steve Smith taking the catch in slip as the batsman walked out to a standing ovation.