Cameron Green helped Australia to a 101-point lead in the first test at Galle after a morning of chaos caused by torrential rain and wild winds.

Green’s 77 was the highlight of day two for Australia, before going to the stumps 8-313 in response to Sri Lanka’s 212 when poor light halted play.

It came after more than two hours of play were lost to a morning storm that caused the roof of a makeshift grandstand at Galle’s International Stadium to collapse.

Visors were also broken and a glass panel in a tent smashed, while wind gusts of more than 60 km/h ravaged the coastal city.

Fortunately, no one was injured and ground crews placed tires over blankets in an effort to keep them over the outfield and field.

When the game finally started, Green dealt the damage to the hosts.

The Western Australian was taken to the wicket after Travis Head went for 6 in the first over, using his long legs to his advantage to cancel out the spinners’ impact.

Three of his six limits came on the sweepshot, while also neatly riding through the covers in a knock that controlled the pace of the match.


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