- Australia are1-141 trailing Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 355 by 214 runs.
The tourists toiled in the first half of the day with Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal (132) picking up his seventh Test ton and combining with Dhananjaya de Silva for a 211 run partnership.
Mitchell Starc picked up his third five-wicket haul for the series, taking 5-63.
Australia lost the early wicket of David Warner (11) but Shaun Marsh (64*) and Steve Smith (61*) put on a solid partnership to see Australia through to stumps.
Speaking to the media after play Starc said:
*On what he thinks is a competitive total https://soundcloud.com/cricket-australia/on-what-he-thinks-is-a-competitive-total
*On whether he thought he would have been as successful as he has been in Sri Lanka https://soundcloud.com/cricket-australia/on-whether-he-thought-he-would-have-been-as-successful-as-he-has-been-over-here
*On what he has personally learnt out of this tour https://soundcloud.com/cricket-australia/on-what-he-has-learnt-personally-out-of-this-tour
Full audio from the press conference is available here: https://soundcloud.com/cricket-australia/160814_001a