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Kusal Mendis celebrates his century

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Mendis 169* propels SL lead towards 200

By stumps on the third day, Sri Lanka were remarkably on top in the Test as Kusal Mendis produced a stunning 169 not out

Matt Renshaw pushes to the off side

Australia news

Young Renshaw an opener of old

He was at the inaugural T20 international in Auckland, but 20-year-old Australia A opener Matt Renshaw is anything but the T20 generation's typical batsman.

Rangana Herath exults after removing Steven Smith

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 2nd day

Australia strike after handy lead of 86

Sri Lanka's spinners dragged their side back into the contest after their miserable first-innings 117 as Rangana Herath and Lakshan Sandakan limited Australia's lead to 86 on the second day of the Pallekele Test

Josh Hazlewood kept plugging away outside off

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 1st day

Rain cuts first day short after 12 wickets tumble

Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja steadied Australia following a shaky start in Pallekele, where Sri Lanka's capitulation for 117, before rain interrupted the third session

Jake Lehmann raises his bat after scoring his third first-class century

Australia news

'I think I earned my spot' - Jake Lehmann

It is too early to say if Jake Lehmann will be weighed down by expectations or forge a successful career, but the initial signs are promising

Sri Lanka players go through a fitness drill

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele

Form, history against brittle Sri Lanka

Following a tough English summer, Sri Lanka are grappling with injuries to their fast bowlers as they prepare for the first of three Tests against Australia in Pallekele

David Saker looks on on the third day of the Sheffield Shield final

Australia news

Saker won't hold back on his opinions

David Saker, Australia's newly appointed assistant coach, has vowed not to hold back on his opinions when he joins head coach Darren Lehmann in the national set-up

The England fast bowling coach David Saker

Australia news

Saker named Australia's new assistant coach

David Saker has been named as Australia's new full-time assistant coach, taking over the role vacated by Craig McDermott earlier this year