Sri Lanka will look forward to consolidate their position against Australia when the fourth day’s play of first Test begins at Pallekele on Friday. Catch the live cricket score of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia here.
The hosts were 282 for six with a lead of 196 runs in the second innings, before rains brought a premature end to the play.
Kusal Mendis scored his maiden ton in the longest format of the game and was unbeaten on 169.
For the visitors, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon took two wickets each. Meanwhile, Lyon became Australia’s first off-spinner to take 200 Test wickets.