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Pat Cummins bagged four wickets to leave Sri Lanka in plenty of trouble

Pat Cummins ripped through the cream of Sri Lankan batting unit, such as Australia maintained their firm grip on the proceedings at tea on day 3 of the Gabba Test. The visitors were 74 for 5, still in arrears by 105 runs at the break.

Sri Lanka began the day with 17, for 1, rear of 162, and they soon found themselves in further trouble when Cummins Dinesh displaced Chandimal made his second ball of the day. It was a brute of a delivery, climbed to take clumsy, the splice of Chandimal in the pasture and in the hands of Kurtis Patterson.

Kusal Mendis, one of the main pillars of the line-up, then a jerk the ball fell into the channel outside the off stump and the resulting edge was slipping intercepted by Joe Burns in the. To make matters worse, Roshen Silva only edge it to the slip cordon, followed by the ride at another fuller length deliveries.

35 for 4, the tourists were in deep trouble. At this point, Dhananjaya de Silva and Lahiru Thirimanne (31*) staged a mini-recovery. There were a couple of games, and finds and Thirimanne was awarded the LBW from Lyon. But the southpaw put his faith in the review and replays suggested that it was going over the stumps.

The couple seemed to be paddled by the early storm to produce only for Jhye Richardson, peach, castle de Silva on the stroke of tea. It is a complete delivery was to knock was directed to the angle on the wood of the batsman. There's a hint of an inside angle, de Silva instinctively tries to play across the line, but it straightened up and on the pace to clean up the stumps.

With half the side back in the hut, tourists will have an uphill task to avoid even an innings defeat.

Brief scores: Sri Lanka 144 (Niroshan Dickwella 64; Pat Cummins 4-39, Jhye Richardson 3-26) and 74/5 (Lahiru Thirimanne 31*; Pat Cummins 4-11) trail Australia 323 (Travis head 84, Marnus Labuschagne 81; Suranga Lakmal 5-75) by 105 runs.

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