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Australia will be looking to continue to build a healthy lead over Sri Lanka on day two of the second Test.

Steve Smith and Alex Carey return to the crease at 109* and 16* respectively as the hosts try to get rid of the Australians’ second centurion from the opening innings.

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Smith and Labuschagne both got centuries on day one, which was also the first time the pair had scored a ton in the same Test match.

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There was also added significance to both centuries.

For Smith it was his first in 18 months while Labuschagne’s triple-digit tally was his first century overseas.

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To prevent Smith and Carey from staying in the crease any longer was Sri Lankan star Prabath Jayasuriya, who won wickets from Labuschagne, Travis Head and Cameron Green.

While the spinner took three wickets on the first day, he was also hugely expensive and finished with a saving of 3.21, the team’s second highest behind Ramesh Mendis who got a wicket but conceded 100 runs at a rate of 3.57.

TEAMS

Sri Lanka XI: Dimuth Karunarathne (c), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha

Australia XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson

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