Aussies cut down by spinners in Kandy

Australia's frailty against spin bowling on the sub-continent has been exposed again but they've banked an 86-run first-innings lead over Sri Lanka.

Hayne remains open to rugby move

Jarryd Hayne remains interested in a switch to rugby union, despite the NSW Waratahs snubbing his services, says his manager Wayne Beavis.

AAP

Storm prepare for Thurston to play

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy is unconvinced whether North Queensland are no longer a one man band but is preparing for Johnathan Thurston to play.

AAP

Herath spins Sri Lanka out of trouble

Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath took four wickets to restrict Australia to 146 for six at lunch on Wednesday, with the visitors leading by just 29 runs on day two of the first Test.

AFP