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Dinesh Chandimal stumped Steven Smith off Rangana Herath

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

Australia still with much to learn

Australia's display in Pallekele proved that the extra week spent in Sri Lanka had made little difference, and while they may have escaped with an 86-run lead on Wednesday, against better teams, the consequences are bound to be more severe

Josh Hazlewood kept plugging away outside off

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

We've opened up Sri Lanka's scars - Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood believes Australia have already opened up mental scars for Sri Lanka's unsteady batting line-up that may smooth a path for the tourists on less helpful pitches later in the series

Steve O'Keefe formed a twin-spin attack with Nathan Lyon

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

Four things Australia got right, and one they got wrong

Australia grabbed a vantage point on the opening day of the Pallekele Test through the performances of their bowlers, and the only blips on their day were the dismissals of their openers

ICC CEO David Richardson presents Steven Smith with the Test mace

ICC news

Test Championship mace presented in private

In a stark indication of the game's convoluted and context-less international schedule, Australia's captain Steven Smith was handed the mace by the ICC's chief executive David Richardson in a "closed event" in Kandy

Angelo Mathews and Steven Smith pose with the Warne-Muralitharan trophy

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele

Smith yearns to turn Asian tide

Australia captain Steven Smith has said that the side is keen to turn its Test form around in Asia

David Warner prepares to cut

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Warner stresses patient approach

David Warner has emphasised the need to be patient in order to be successful in slow and low subcontinent conditions

Shane Watson removes Angelo Mathews

Australia's happy hunting ground

Why do Australia, so often poor in Asia, never seem to lose in Sri Lanka? Here are four possible reasons

Mitchell Starc troubled New Zealand's batsmen with his pace

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Pain-free Starc targets Angelo Mathews

Mitchell Starc has forecast a concerted Australian attack on Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews in the three-Test series that begins in Pallekele on Tuesday

Nathan Lyon bagged two wickets

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Lehmann outlines Sri Lanka blueprint

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann highlighted a few areas as key battlegrounds, as the touring team moved out of their initial Colombo base to prepare for the first Test match in Kandy