Kusal Mendis

Sri Lanka beat Australia by 106 runs in the weather-hit first test to go 1-0 up in the three-match series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Chasing 268 for victory, Australia were all out for 161 in the second session with skipper Steve Smith top scoring for the visitors with 55.

Sri Lanka 117 (Lyon 3-12, Hazlewood 3-21) and 353 (Mendis 176, Starc 4-84) beat Australia 203 (Voges 47, Herath 4-49, Sandakan 4-58) and 161 (Smith 55, Herath 5-54) by 106 runs

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