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Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 2: Rangana Herath hat-trick wrecks Australia, hosts in charge

Rangana Herath claimed his first Test hat-trick against Australia at Galle.

Sri Lanka is in sight of a series-clinching win in the second test after Dilruwan Perera starred with bat and ball, along with a hat trick by fellow spinner Rangana Herath on Friday. Chasing a daunting 413 to win, Australia lost three second-innings wickets in the six overs it faced to end on 25-3 at stumps on the second day. (Source: AP)

Rangana Herath had Adam Voges (8) caught by Dimuth Karunaratne and trapped Peter Nevill and Starc lbw to join retired left-arm seamer Nuwan Zoysa as the only Sri Lankans to have got test match hat tricks. (Source: AP)

Australia started Friday badly, quickly slumping to 59-4. (Source: AP)

Earlier, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc recorded career-best 11-94 match figures to help his side dismiss Sri Lanka for 237 in its second innings. Starc's previous best was 8-209 against South Africa in 2012. (Source: AP)

Australia dismissed Sri Lanka at 237 in the second innings. (Source: AP)

When the Australians came out to bat again on the same day, Herath had opener Joe Burns (2) caught by Kaushal Silva and Perera dismissed nightwatchman Nathan Lyon (0) and Usman Khawaja (0) in successive deliveries. Captain Steve Smith carefully negotiated the hat trick ball and remained at the crease with one run.(Source: AP)

Sri Lanka now require 7 wickets to clinch series against Australia. (Source: AP)

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