Chandimal, Jayasuriya star as Sri Lanka stun Australia to level Test series
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Chandimal made an unbeaten 206 in Sri Lanka's 554 all out, as the hosts managed a first innings lead of 190 in Galle.
The tourists posted 364 with Steve Smith hitting an unbeaten 145 in the first innings but their batting faltered the second time around.
Off-spinner Ramesh Mendis trapped David Warner lbw for 24 before tea and Jayasuriya soon took over with his left-arm spin in the final session to send back Usman Khawaja (29) and Steve Smith (0) in one over to rattle the opposition batting.
The 30-year-old Jayasuriya, who claimed a six-for in the first innings, kept up the charge with another twin strike to expose the Australian tail.
Ramesh and debutant spinner Maheesh Theekshana took two each and Jayasuriya got the final wicket to trigger celebrations in the Sri Lankan camp and crowd.
Jayasuriya's match figures of 12-177 are the best ever by a Sri Lankan bowler on debut as he went one better than Praveen Jayawickrama, who took 11 wickets in his first Test last year.
But Chandimal set up victory after he launched an assault on the opposition bowlers with his final 47 runs coming from just 28 balls.
Chandimal, 32, smashed left-arm quick Mitchell Starc for a four and two sixes on consecutive balls to go past 200 as he leapt in joy amid raucous applause from the crowd.
Starc took four wickets while leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson took three to polish off the tail.
The hosts began the day on 431-6 in response to Australia's first innings 364.
Opening batsman Pathum Nissanka was ruled out before play started Monday with Covid-19, becoming the sixth Sri Lanka player to contract the virus during the past two weeks.
The overnight pair of Chandimal and Ramesh added 68 before Starc broke through.
Chandimal, who recorded his 13th Test hundred on Sunday, took on the opposition bowlers after losing Jayasuriya for nought as he went past his previous best of 164.
Chandimal and debutant Kamindu Mendis, who made 61, put together 133 runs for the fifth wicket to take the team into the lead on day three.
Australia 1st innings 364 (M. Labuschagne 104, S. Smith 145 not out; Jayasuriya 6-118)
Sri Lanka 1st innings (overnight 431-6, K. Chandimal 118, R. Mendis 7)
P. Nissanka c Green b Starc 6
D. Karunaratne lbw b Swepson 86
Kusal Mendis lbw b Lyon 85
A. Mathews c Labuschagne b Starc 52
D. Chandimal not out 206
Kamindu Mendis b Swepson 61
N. Dickwella c Cummins b Lyon 5
R. Mendis lbw b Starc 29
M. Theekshana b Cummins 10
P. Jayasuriya b Starc 0
K. Rajitha lbw b Swepson 0
Extras (b4, lb6, w3, nb1) 14
Total (all out, 181 overs) 554
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Nissanka), 2-164 (Karunaratne), 3-186 (K. Mendis), 4-269 (Mathews), 5-402 (Kamindu), 6-409 (Dickwella), 7-477 (R. Mendis), 8-498 (Theekshana), 9-505 (Jayasuriya), 10-554 (Rajitha)
Bowling: Starc 29-3-89-4, Cummins 30-5-95-1 (w2, nb1), Lyon 64-5-194-2, Green 6-0-20-0 (w1), Swepson 38-2-103-3, Head 8-0-27-0, Labuschagne 6-0-16-0
Australia 2nd innings
D. Warner lbw b R. Mendis 24
U. Khawaja c sub (Fernando) b Jayasuriya 29
M. Labuschagne lbw b Jayasuriya 32
S. Smith lbw b Jayasuriya 0
T. Head b R. Mendis 5
C. Green st Dickwella b Jayasuriya 23
A. Carey not out 16
M. Starc c K. Mendis b Jayasuriya 0
P. Cummins lbw b Theekshana 16
N. Lyon lbw b Theekshana 5
M. Swepson b Jayasuriya 0
Extras (b1) 1
Total (all out, 41 overs) 151
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Warner), 2-59 (Khawaja), 3-59 (Smith), 4-74 (Head), 5-112 (Labuschagne), 6-117 (Green), 7-117 (Starc), 8-144 (Cummins), 9-150 (Lyon), 10-151 (Swepson)
Bowling: Rajitha 5-1-16-0, Theekshana 5-0-28-2, R. Mendis 15-2-47-2, Jayasuriya 16-2-59-6
Result: Sri Lanka won by an innings and 39 runs