Warner said, “Broadcast, can you tell Geoff Lemon to sit down, in the yellow,” directly into the stump microphone. Please help the frustrated batsman. The last over of the day was bowled nearer the finish when Lemon was standing beyond the batters’ line of sight, which caused some laughter from the commentators and the media box but would ultimately be harmless.

Lemon, who has covered and authored multiple books on this decade of Australian cricket, took it in stride from the goofy Warner, who was seen grinning by the cameras. Lemon also responded to Warner on Twitter, playing down the brightness of the shirt he was wearing, in a dig at Warner.

With 80s from both Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendia, Sri Lanka finished day 2 on 184/2. Late in the day, Karunaratne was expelled, and day 3 got off to a bad start with Mendis leaving early. Australia’s first innings total of 364 runs, which includes centuries from Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith as well as a 6-for-six from rookie spinner Prabath Jayasuriya, is still being chased by Sri Lanka.