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Australia vs Sri Lanka second Test, umpire Kumar Dharmasena hurts tourists, video, reaction

Australia is paying the price of burning their reviews early against Sri Lanka, with a series of incorrect decisions from local umpire Kumar Dharmasena adding to their second Test frustrations in Galle.

The former Sri Lankan opening bowler turned umpire has made four blunders, with Pat Cummins unable to do anything but shake his head.

LIVE: Review-less Aussies cop ANOTHER baffling umpire blunder as Starc strikes

The first and most costly of the lot came when century-maker Dinesh Chandimal escaped receiving the finger for edging Mitchell Starc on 30 despite ultra-edge revealing a clear spike.

Eighty overs later, Chandimal went to lunch on day three 153 not out with the home side 8-499 – a first-innings lead of 135.

Then he changed gears in the middle session, lifting the tempo as wickets fell around him. Chandimal brought up his double century with consecutive sixes off Starc to register…

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