A video of the second session's play between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Bellerive Oval at Hobart on Tuesday.

Australia were struggling to finish off the Sri Lankan resistance and push on for victory on the final day of the first Test in Hobart.

The Australians removed Sri Lanka's key batsmen Mahela Jayawardene (19) and Kumar Sangakkara (63) but were hitting a brick wall to make further inroads into the tourists' batting.

At tea, Australia were six wickets away from victory with Sri Lanka 186 for four with Thilan Samaraweera not out 38 and Angelo Mathews on 11, AFP reported.