Niroshan Dickwella fumbled behind the sticks and offered Marnus Labuschagne a life on 28. He took advantage of the reprieve and went on the offensive in the post Lunch session. It was a period where Sri Lankan bowlers couldn't trouble the Australian third wicket pair of Steve Smith and Labuschagne. The right-handers were quick to pounce on the loose deliveries that came their way, which was often. Cameron Green was adjudged leg-before for 4, and soon after Dickwella missed another stumping opportunity.
Brief Scores: Australia 298/5 (Steve Smith 109*, Marnus Labuschagne 104; Prabath Jayasuriya 3-90) vs Sri Lanka