21.4 he's walking, Mendis has taken a blinder at short leg! It came to him so quickly, he was following the ball all through standing so close. Eyes on it, and that helps his reflexes. Thrust his hands up at parries the ball and takes it on the rebound with on hand. Great effort. The bounce has done Marsh in, he thought it was going to be a simple ball that he could defend. That's perhaps why he defended at one pitching outside leg stump. The ball takes a lot of the pitch along with it, and that always tends to help a spinner. Sri Lanka go into lunch with smiles 77/1
    29.6 bowled him around the legs as he pads up! Perera breaks into a huge smile and brandishes that forefinger at anyone who wants to see. Got that ball to drift just enough away from that lunging front foot of Warner's, pitch behind him and then turn to hit leg stump. 114/4
    26.1 all hail the Sri Lankan hero. Raises his arms in triumph and barely even smiles, as if telling them "I'm here, why worry." Does Smith in with a slider on off stump, the trajectory makes Smith jump back, and he thinks it will turn away, that's why he as trying to cut. Big mistake from the Australian captain, he knows it as he walks off, admonishing himself. The ball pitched in line and skidded on to take off stump 100/2
    26.6 another Australian batsman plays for turn. Voges had pushed forward to block, but his bat is outside the line. The flighted ball had a free path onto the front pad, Herath wheels around, spreads his arms and appeals in his signature fashion. Gets the answer he was looking for. Voges can't even review, it was that plumb 102/3
    31.6 appeal for a run out, great work from Mathews at slip! This is close but he probably would be safe. Safe by a frame, I think. Oh wait, the zoomer gets him. Boy, that is one seriously thick crease and Henriques' bat has not crossed past it! He's gone! Superb reflexes from the SL captain, hitting the stumps direct. Henriques races down the pitch, and the offspinner hurls it flat and into the pads to cramp him. The ball lobs off his pad to the first slip where the magic happens 115/5
    32.3 caught behind, Sri Lanka are ripping them to shreds! It's a lot slower, looped it up, hits the footmarks in front of the driving bat and the pitch wilts, throwing up a puff of dust and the assistance Herath wills it to. The ball turns, takes the outside edge and goes through to the keeper. Unplayable, really 123/6
    38.3 caught at slip while he was sweeping! Ten for the match for Herath! A little top edge is all he can manage after he misjudges the line. It was too far outside off to be dragged over, and a good catch from Mathews behind the keeper. It lobbed up a bit, but he wouldn't have been expecting it to come to him, or to his left 140/7
    40.6 top edge, four men chase it and the wicketkeeper throws himself into the meelee and comes up with the catch! Five for Herath in each innings, eleven in the match! Goes for the slog sweep again, but Herath had pulled his length back, got the ball to bounce over the shot and secure the top edge. Karunaratne at short midwicket was looking good for the catch until the wicketkeeper flings himself at the ball 157/8
    44.1 gone! Perea plucks the stumps even as the ump pulled his finger up. Oh, but wait. Lyon has asked for a review. It's the slider, doesn't hit bat, hit in line of the stumps, Herath has a 13th in the Test. His second-best haul ever. HawkEye confirms the wicket. Sri Lanka have their first-ever whitewash over Australia 160/10
    42.6 appeal for a stumping, and they think they have Hazlewood. Herath slows it down, loops it up for the drive. The batsman looks to lace it through the covers, as such presents a big gap between bat and pad. The ball gambols through, the keeper catches it and flicks the bails off so quickly. Hazlwood's back foot is on the line. Great work from Perera 159/9
    not out
    10 (b 4, lb 6)
    160 all out (44.1 Overs)
    HMRKB Herath18.136473.5200
    MDK Perera22.037123.2200
    DM de Silva4.001503.7500
    Fall of wickets:1-77 (SE Marsh, 21.4 ov), 2-100 (SPD Smith, 26.1 ov), 3-102 (AC Voges, 26.6 ov), 4-114 (DA Warner, 29.6 ov), 5-115 (MC Henriques, 31.6 ov), 6-123 (MR Marsh, 32.3 ov), 7-140 (PM Nevill, 38.3 ov), 8-157 (MA Starc, 40.6 ov), 9-159 (JR Hazlewood, 42.6 ov), 10-160 (NM Lyon, 44.1 ov)

Close of Play

  • Sat, 13 Aug - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 214/5 (LD Chandimal 64*, DM de Silva 116*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 141/1 (SE Marsh 64*, SPD Smith 61*, 43 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 22/1 (FDM Karunaratne 8*, JK Silva 6*, 5 ov)
  • Tue, 16 Aug - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 312/8 (DM de Silva 44*, RAS Lakmal 0*, 95 ov)
  • Wed, 17 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 160 (44.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Hat-trick of whitewashes


Consecutive Test series for Australia in Asia where have been whitewashed - 4-0 by India 2012-13, 2-0 by Pakistan 2014-15 and 3-0 by Sri Lanka 2016.

One each


No. of 10-wicket hauls for Herath in Tests - each one has come against different teams, including Aus. Only Muralitharan has taken such hauls against more teams (9).

Middle order collapse


Runs added by Australia's No. 3, 4, 5 & 6 combined in this innings - their lowest in a Test inns vs SL. Previous lowest: 25 in Kandy 2004-05.

Herath's highest


Previous most wickets by Herath in a Test series - against Pakistan in 2014 (in 2 matches). Mitchell Marsh was his 24th wicket of this series.

Solid start at last


Aggregate of the 11 opening partnerships of this series, before this inns. Warner-Marsh have added more than that in this last opening stand of the series.

Out of Australia's hands?


Highest successful chase by Australia in Tests in Asia, against B'desh in Fatullah in 2006. The highest successful chase at SSC by any visiting team is 131.

The first


No. of SL players who scored a century and fifty in the same Test batting at No. 7 or lower, before this. Dhananjaya de Silva becomes the first SL player to do so.

Sixth-wicket show


Previous most runs by a team's sixth-wicket in a Test vs Australia, by India at Wankhede 1986-87. Sri Lanka's 6th wicket has added over 300 runs in this match.

Resistance from bottom


No. of 50+ partnerships for wickets 5 and lower in this series for Sri Lanka - joint-most for them in any series. Their first 4 wickets have had only 2 50+ stands.

Silva finds form


Runs scored by Kaushal Silva in the first 5 inns of this series. He opened in all those inns, but came at No. 3 in this inns and has made a fifty.

Starc's series


Previous most wickets by a visiting fast bowler in a Test series in Sri Lanka, by Richard Hadlee in 1983-84. Starc dismissed Mendis as his 24th wkt of this series.

Decent start at last


Average score at which Sri Lanka lost their second-wicket in this series, before this second inns. Their second wicket fell at 44 in this inns.