Opener Usman Khawaja (7×4 off 71: 130 balls) scored a half-century for Australia, along with another opener David Warner (5×4 off 25 balls), Marquez Labushen (13), former captain Steve Smith (6) and Travis Head (6). Joined the pavilion in a row with a low score. With that .. Khawaja-Cameroon Green (6×4 off 77: 109 balls) defended the Australian team which was in trouble with 100/4 at one stage. Alex Carey (6×4 off 45:47) then went on to score 300 for Australia in the first innings.
With three days left in the match, Captain Pat Cummins (26 off 16 balls, 1×4, 3×6) and Nathan Lyon (8 off 13 balls, 1×4) are currently at the crease. Also Mitchell Sweepen still has to bat. Among the Sri Lankan bowlers, Ramesh Mendis took 4 wickets. The 26-year-old off-spinner bowled 31 overs in the first innings.