Sri Lanka number four Kusal Mendis was forced to be an opener, for all intents and purposes, on day three of the first Test in Pallekele, and frustrated the Australia bowlers till bad light stopped play.
Sri Lanka staged a comeback on day two of the first Test in Kandy, but Australia were still on top when rain again brought proceedings to a halt just before tea. Sri Lanka will resume on day three still 80 runs behind Australia with nine wickets in hand.
Sri Lanka spin legend, Muttiah Muralitharan, will become the first player from his country to be inducted into the ICC's Cricket Hall of Fame.
Australia wicketkeeper batsman, Cameron Bancroft, has taken a novel approach to handling the stresses and strains of being a professional cricketer.
Cricket Australia has paid tribute to Arthur Morris and Karen Rolton, who were announced as 2016 inductees into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.