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Angelo Mathews made the breakthrough before tea

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele

Mathews frustrated with depleted bowling stocks

On the eve of a series which Angelo Mathews embarks upon without his two best seam bowlers of the past 18 months, Sri Lanka's captain has called on the coaching system to raise its game

Rangana Herath removed both openers

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Herath versus the mighty Australians?

Sri Lanka's lead spinner must feel like a bus driver in charge of a spluttering vehicle as the hosts strive to challenge a strong Australian side

Milinda Siriwardana cuts in the closing stages of the day

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele

Siriwardana left out of Sri Lanka squad for first Test

Fast bowlers Vishwa Fernando and Asitha Fernando, and left-arm wristspinner Lakshan Sandakan have been flown in from Sri Lanka A's tour of England to the national squad for the first Test against Australia

Steve O'Keefe collected his second five-wicket haul of the tour match

Sri Lankan XI v Australians, 3rd day, P Sara Oval

O'Keefe ten-for crushes Sri Lankan XI

Steve O'Keefe picked up his second five-for in the match as Sri Lankan XI were bowled out for 82 to give the Australians victory by an innings and 162 runs on the third day of their tour fixture at P Sara Oval

Steve O'Keefe struck a brisk half-century

Sri Lankan XI v Australians, 2nd day, P Sara Oval

Smith, O'Keefe hit fifties in strong Australian workout

Australia's batsmen tuned up for the Sri Lanka Test series with captain Steven Smith and Steve O'Keefe making half-centuries on the second day, despite a five-wicket haul from Shehan Jayasuriya

Steve O'Keefe has Chaturanga de Silva caught and bowled

Sri Lankan XI v Australians, 1st day

O'Keefe five-for studs Australians' dominance

Steve O'Keefe, the left-arm spinner, presented his case to the selectors by returning figures of 5 for 43 as Sri Lankan XI were bowled out for 229 on Day 1 of the three-day fixture at P Sara Oval

Milinda Siriwardana took 3 for 25

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Milinda Siriwardana to lead Sri Lankan XI

Left-arm spinning allrounder Milinda Siriwardana will lead the Sri Lankan XI in the three-day practice match against Australia, which begins on Monday in Colombo