Australia call up Marcus Stoinis for Canberra Test

Pat Cummins sunk Sri Lanka. More

Pat Cummins sunk Sri Lanka. More

Yet Paine believed the signs were good for Australia's test team to clinch their first Ashes series win in Britain since 2001 when the five-test series begins August 1 at Edgbaston.

Sri Lanka's beleaguered cricketers under their highest ever paid coach Chandika Hathurusinha suffered yet another humiliating defeat this time at the hands of the regrouping Australians to lose inside three days by an innings and 40 runs in the first Test at Brisbane yesterday.

Stoinis has impressed in his 24 one-day games for Australia, as well as hitting half-centuries and taking three wickets in each of his past two BBL matches for the Melbourne Stars. "I thought he was just relentless with his line and length".

"It's completely out of their comfort zone", he said.

Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal said the batting was simply not good enough to compete at this level.

"And with our batting when Smith and Warner are back on the scene and Bancroft, all of a sudden we've got a number of batters with the way Heady (Travis Head) and Marnus (Labsuchagne) are playing, we've got Matt Renshaw and Will Pucovski on the scene as well so we're building a real depth of talent in all of our areas".

"If you can't score 300 total in an inning, it's always tough to beat a team like Australia, especially in Australia".

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Cummins exploited the conditions to the full in a superb seven over spell to start the day's play.

Pat Cummins then landed a blow for Australia on the last ball of the day, getting Dimuth Karunaratne caught behind for 3 to leave Sri Lanka 17-1 and still trailing by 162.

Cummins was in irresistible form, bowling with great venom and immaculate control.

In his next over, Cummins teased an attempted drive from Mendis (one), who edged to Joe Burns at second slip.

But in the second last over before the tea break, Richardson got a fine inswinger to crash through de Silva's defences and take out the off stump.

The left-hander's innings had its chances for the Sri Lankans including a dropped catch from wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella on 29 off Dushmantha Chameera's bowling, but he otherwise played superbly through the offside.

Cummins later returned to have Dilruwan Perera spectacularly caught by Kurtis Patterson, one of the Aussie debutant's four catches in the match.

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