Sri Lanka 6-1 at tea after dismissing Australia for 203

PALLEKELE: Spinners Rangana Herath and Lakshan Sandakan took four wickets each as Sri Lanka dismissed Australia for 203 in its first innings on the second day of the first cricket test on Wednesday.

Looking to make up a first-innings deficit of 86 runs, Sri Lanka lost a wicket in the 14 balls it faced before rain interrupted play and early tea was taken with the hosts on 6-1.


Kusal Perera, promoted to open the batting in place of regular Dimuth Karunaratne, was trapped lbw by fast bowler Mitchell Starc for four.

Sri Lanka was been dismissed for 117 in its first innings.

Voges continued to defy Sri Lanka but his resistance ended when he was caught at slip by Kusal Mendis off seamer Nuwan Pradeep — who had removed opener David Warner for a duck on the first day — leaving the visitors on 160-7.

Sandakan cleaned up the tail, but met resistance from fellow spinner Nathan Lyon, who scored a breezy 17 before Sandakan got him lbw.