Australia cruised to 1-141 in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 355 at stumps on day two of the third Test.
Playing his first game of the series, Shaun Marsh was unbeaten on 64 at stumps
Steven Smith (61 not out) had added an unbroken 120 runs with Shaun Marsh as Australia ended the day on 141 for 1.
Nathan Lyon too picked up two wickets as Sri Lanka were reduced to 26 for 5 in 16.2 overs.
Dhanajaya de Silva led Sri Lanka’s revival with his maiden Test century. He remained unbeaten on 116 at stumps.
Dhananjaya de Silva and Dinesh Chandimal (64 not out) put on an partnership of 188 runs in 73.4 overs as Sri Lanka ended the day at 214 for 5.
Dinesh Chandimal lost Dhanajaya de Silva early in the day after a record stand of 211 runs, but that did not deter him. He made 132.
Mitchell Starc finished with yet another five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 355.