Galle: The Sri Lankan batsmen consolidated the advantage won by their bowlers in the second day of the first Test against Australia in Galle. At lunch, Sri Lanka were trailing by 58 runs, but Mahela Jayawardene picked up the scoring rate in the post lunch session and in the process completed his half century. He along with Tillekeratne Dilshan added 73 runs but Jayawardene was eventually out for 68. Tillekeratne Dilshan, who was dropped on 96 by Shane Warne, scored his third Test century which included 12 fours and a six. At stumps, Sri Lanka were 352 for 6, a 132 run lead over the world champions' first innings total of 220.
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