Cricket

Sri Lanka beat Australia by 106 runs in 1st test

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) Batsman Kusal Mendis' fighting maiden test hundred backed up by quality spin bowling from Rangana Herath and Lakshan Sandakan led Sri Lanka to only its second test victory against Australia on Saturday.

Chasing 268 to win the match Australia was bowled out for 161 in the second session of the final day handing the hosts a comfortable 106-run win against the No. 1 ranked team coming from behind.

The victory is only the second for Sri Lanka against Australia in 27 tests. Australia has won 17. The last victory for Sri Lanka came in 1999 under Sanath Jayasuriya's captaincy.

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