Chandimal and Jayasuriya helped Sri Lanka win the Australia series

Sri Lanka completed the victory on the fourth day with an innings and 39 runs.

After Niroshan Dickwella (5) was caught by Nathan Lyon (2-194), Chandimal was first caught by Kamindu Mendis (61) and Mitchell Sweepson without putting anything in the overnight run.

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But Ramesh Mendis (29) hit Chandimal off 98 balls as the latter hit six sixes in a row against Mitchell Starc.

Chandimal was the last man to stand at 206 – Sri Lanka’s highest score in the men’s Test against Australia – with Starc (4-89) and Sweepson (3-103) beating the hosts by 190 runs.

Ramesh Mendis held Sri Lanka to a 49-1 draw with David Warner, while Dickwella missed a stumping chance to dismiss Usman Khwaja just two runs ahead.

Khwaja did not take advantage of that opportunity, losing by 29 runs to Jayasuriya (6-59), who hit Steve Smith off four balls before failing to defend against Travis Head (5) and Ramesh Mendis (2-47).

Marnus Labuschen (32) and Cameron Green (23) put up some resistance but Jayasuriya dismissed them both.

Before Mahesh Thekshana (2-48) overtook Pat Cummins (16) and Leon (5), Jayasuriya sealed the visitors’ 151-run victory by dismissing Sweepson (0) for the 12th wicket of the match and sealed Sri Lanka’s first Test victory. On Australia since 2016.

With Dinesh Jayasuriya Swapnil

Chandimal posted his first Test double century as he took advantage of Sri Lanka to cross the previous high of 164 against India in 2017 and give his team a memorable victory.

Kumar Sangakkara had earlier scored the highest score in Sri Lanka’s Test against Australia (192 in November 2007), but Chandimal hit 36 ​​off 326 balls with 16 fours and five sixes.

Where is your head

Head has struggled to score double figures in just one of three innings in the series against Sri Lanka – although a high score of 12 would have been much needed.

Notably, on spin-friendly, challenging pitches in the subcontinent, Head lost two of three wickets, questioning his defensive technique.

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