Australia removed Sri Lankan opener Kusal Perera cheaply after building an 86-run first-innings lead over their hosts as they took firm command Wednesday of a low-scoring Test in Pallekele. Perera fell to the last ball of the day, with the umpires once again forced to call a premature halt to proceedings following a downpour at the picturesque ground on the outskirts of Kandy. Australia were all out for 203 in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 117, with spinner Lakshan Sandakan taking four wickets on his debut.
President Barack Obama steps onto the Democratic convention stage Wednesday to champion former political foe Hillary Clinton, defend his own legacy and bury Donald Trump's chances of reaching the White House. Obama will address the penultimate night of the party convention in Philadelphia, making the case that America's first black president should be followed by its first female president. Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major US political party, teeing up a November showdown with Donald Trump.