Sri Lanka struggling to avoid series whitewash against Australia

Dimuth Karunaratne

Dhammika Prasad and Dinesh Chandimal put on 24 for the seventh wicket before Prasad was caught behind off Starc for 15. Chandimal made his way to 22 not out by the close, with Rangana Herath unbeaten on 9.

After six wickets in the final session, Australia's batsmen should not have to worry too much about the Sydney Cricket Ground, where wickets have traditionally hindered sides batting last in tests. Australia's

288-2 against South Africa in 2006 is the highest winning fourth-innings total at the SCG.

Wade added 55 to his overnight score to help Australia to a 138-run first-innings lead and delight the fans, the majority of whom were wearing pink in honor of the cancer charity set up by Australia great Glenn McGrath and his wife, Jane, who died of the disease in 2008.

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