PALLEKELE, SRI LANKA: Rain washed out the final session of play on the opening day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia on Tuesday, with the visitors 66-2 at stumps.
Australia batsman Usman Khawaja and captain Steve Smith stitched together an unbeaten 59-run third-wicket partnership after the visitors lost openers David Warner (0) and Joe Burns (3) early in response to Sri Lanka’s 117 all out.
Australia dismiss Sri Lanka for 117 in Test opener
Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Pradeep and Rangana Herath shared one wicket each after their batsmen lost the plot to Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon, who picked up three wickets each.
The visitors trail Sri Lanka by 51 runs in the first innings.
Australia seek Murali's help as they take on weakened Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka 117 in 34.2 overs (Dhananjaya de Silva 24; Josh Hazlewood 3-21, Nathan Lyon 3-12)
Australia 66-2 in 20 overs (Usman Khawaja 25 not out, Steven Smith 28 not out; Nuwan Pradeep 1-3, Rangana Herath 1-15)
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