Sri Lanka vs Australia: 1st Test, Day 5: As it happened...
The Pallekele Test served as a great advert for the longest format of the game.
New Delhi: Sri Lankan completed a great turnaround after being dismissed for 117 in the first innings.
Australia 2nd innings
Over 88.3 | Score 161
That's it. Herath ended the Aussie resistance with the wicket of O'Keefe. Sri Lanka pulled off a remarkable comeback to go one up in the series.
Over 88 | Score 161/9
Dhananjaya de Silva sent Nevill back in to the hut. He along with O'Keefe consumed 178 balls.
Over 81 | Score 161/8
O'Keefe and Nevill have blocked pretty much everything. This is a bizarre new record..
First time in Test history - 17 overs without a run! #SLvAus
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 30, 2016
Over 68 | Score 161/8
Sandakan delivered yet another breakthrough for his skipper with the wicket of Lyon.
Over 56 | Score 157/7
Nevill and Lyon have done a decent job of tackling the Lankan spinners so far. They need more of this.
Over 52 | Score 146/7
This game has turned on its head in the last four overs. The Lankan spinners spun a web around the Aussies. Incredible turnaround.
Over 46 | Score 136/4
Smith got to his fifty with a single. Marsh has offered him solid support so far.
Over 43 | Score 128/4
Steve Smith is closing is on yet another Test fifty. This has been a gritty knock by the Aussie captain.
Over 39 | Score 109/4
After losing Voges, Smith and Marsh have steadied the Aussie ship.
After four days of pulsating Test match cricket, cricket lovers could be in more a thrilling finish to this contest on Day 5. Despite such high quality cricket on show, it's a pity that this Test has been played in front of an empty stadium.
Australia skipper Steve Smith, batting on 26, has a lot riding on him. Angelo Mathews will be looking to send him back in to the hut within the first hour.