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Stream, how to watch, Dinesh Chandimal double century, updates in Galle


Australia is under the pump on day four of the second Test after Sri Lanka built a massive first innings lead in Galle thanks to a Dinesh Chandimal explosion in the second session.

Sri Lanka was eventually bowled out for 554, giving the hosts a massive first innings lead of 190, while Chandimal finished the innings unbeaten on 206.

In reply, Australia is 0-25 with David Warner (7) and Usman Khawaja (17) at the crease.

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Sri Lanka was 9-505 as Australia prepared to bat — but that ninth wicket was the trigger for Chandimal to explode.

Over the next four overs, he went from 159 runs off 298 balls to 202 off just 18 more deliveries, which included back-to-back sixes off Mitchell Starc.

It is the first Test double century scored against Australia since Alastair Cook’s 244* at the MCG in December 2017.

Meanwhile, Sri Lakna’s 554 surpassed the nation’s previous best Test total against Australia of 8-547 in 1992.

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Earlier, Australia’s lack of reviews bit them once more with Ramesh Mendis surviving yet another dubious decision from umpire Kumar Dharmasena before falling to Mitchell Starc.

On 141, Mitchell Swepson trapped him in front and ball-tracking showed three red lights, but Australia had no reviews left having burnt them all the day before.

On day three, Chandimal survived an edge behind when he was on 30.

Sri Lanka resumed their first innings on 6-431, the overnight pair of Chandimal and Ramesh Mendis adding 68 before left-arm quick bowler Starc broke through.

Starc trapped Ramesh lbw for 29 in another inspired spell of bowling and nearly got debutant Maheesh Theekshana caught behind when the umpire gave it out but the batsman successfully reviewed.

Chandimal, who recorded his 13th Test hundred on Sunday, kept chipping away to reach 150 to applause from the crowd.

Skipper Pat Cummins bowled Theekshana for 10 to bring Prabath Jayasuriya, who took six wickets on his Test debut, to the crease.

During the first session on Monday, Nathan Lyon bowled his 58th over of the innings, setting a record for the most he has ever bowled in a single Test innings.

At lunch, that tally had gone up to 64 overs with two Sri Lankan wickets remaining.

So large was the workload on Sunday that Lyon had to leave the field with cramp, although he eventually returned.

Lyon could end up doing more than just setting a personal record.

The most bowled in one Test innings by an Australian this century is the 77 Steve O’Keefe bowled in Ranchi in 2017.

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Sri Lanka will also have to make do without opener Pathum Nissanka for the final two days of the Test after testing positive for Covid — the fifth positive player case for the team this series..

Taking Nissanka’s place in the side will be Oshada Fernado.

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TEAMS

Sri Lanka XI: Dimuth Karunarathne (c), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha

Australia XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson

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