Australia has been dealt a brutal reality check at the hands of a weakened Sri Lanka side, powered by its humiliation in the first Test and the brilliance of Dinesh Chandimal and debut spinner Prabath Jayasuriya.
Chandimal’s double century batted Australia out of the second Test in Galle, while Jayasuriya — thrust into the Test arena due to Covid cases — proved simply unplayable.
He took 6-118 and 6-59 as Australia’s ability to play left-arm orthodox spin on the subcontinent was woefully exposed.
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The series is tied, but it will feel lost for Australia.
Australia blitzed Sri Lanka inside…