Sri Lanka 314-7 at lunch in rain-hit Aussie Test
PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka were 314 for seven against Australia after umpires called an early lunch on a downpour intruded on fourth day of the principal Test in Pallekele Friday.
Just 45 conveyances were knocked down some pins amid the morning session which was late in beginning because of downpour and awful light.
Australian pace initiate Mitchell Starc figured out how to get the prized wicket of Kusal Mendis (176) who helped the hosts extend their second innings lead to 238.
The sightseers decided on the second new ball in the morning session and Mendis, who indented up his lady Test ton, played far from his body to a full length conveyance to be gotten behind.
It was Starc’s third wicket of the innings while Nathan Lyon has two.
Australia’s playing assault was managed a blow on Thursday when spinner Steve O’Keefe harmed his hamstring, precluding him of the rest of the Test arrangement.
Sri Lanka 117 and 314-7 in 87.3 overs (Kusal Mendis 176, Dinesh Chandimal 42; Mitchell Starc 3-62, Nathan Lyon 2-98)
Australia 203 hard and fast in 79.2 overs (Adam Voges 47; Rangana Herath 4-49, Lakshan Sandakan 4-58)