Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne was excited after registering his highest score in Test cricket against Australia on the third day of the third Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on Saturday.

Sri Lanka reached a score of 225 with the loss of seven wickets, taking a lead of 87 runs.

Karunaratne scored a brisk half-century and was dismissed for 85. Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene is gave him a good support adding 38 runs to his name. The duo added 106 runs for the third wicket.