Tillakaratne Dilshan thrashed a ton and ably assisted by Angelo Matthews, he saved Sri Lanka from a follow on as Australia got a comprehensive lead in the match.
Michael Hussey smashed another ton as the decision of declaration by Michael Clarke paid off and Australia got rid of four top order Sri Lankan batsmen.
The Sri Lankan bowlers were at the mercy of the Australian batsmen who piled up enough runs with plenty of batting left on the opening day of the first Test.
The Sri Lankan Captain, Mahela Jayawardene led the team from the front against the lethal bowling attack of England by thrashing unbeaten 168.
Sri Lanka faced a humiliating defeat from Australia in the first Cricket test match.