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Kurtis Patterson celebrates his second first-class hundred

Australia news

The other KP makes his mark

He was the youngest man ever to score a Sheffield Shield century, but Kurtis Patterson took a few years to prove he was no one-hit wonder

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