17 Sep 2011

Even after the first day in Colombo

5:51 am on 17 September 2011

Sri Lanka and Australia shared the spoils on the opening day of the third and final cricket test in Colombo with the tourists 235 for five when bad light stopped play.

A sedate knock of 81 off 207 balls by Shaun Marsh held the Australian innings together as they struggled for runs throughout the rain-interrupted day.

Michael Hussey was unbeaten on 63 with Brad Haddin 21 not out at the close.

Australia lead the three-test series 1-nil.