It could've been only his sixth Test half-century had Paine not declared the innings.
It’s the final Test of Sri Lanka’s tour of Australia, one that the hosts are expected to win yet again.
Sri Lanka once again made a losing start to a tour having lost the opening Test in Australia at the Gabba by an innings and 40 runs.
Hayden, who shouldered the responsibility of opening for Australia for a long time, advised his successor to cut down his cut shot until he reached a century if he wanted to do better in Test cricket.
Jhye Richardson is a huge fan of Dale Steyn.
Australia bundled out Sri Lanka for 144 in the first innings of the Gabba Test.
In the four-game series, Pujara hit three centuries, one of them almost getting into a double, to gather 521 runs and he scored a record 1,200-plus deliveries.
Beau Casson, the batting coach of NSW has forged a strong relationship with the 25-year-old and Patterson has constantly improved under his watch.
The two teams now compete in the Test arena for the Warne-Muralidharan Trophy – named after the two ace spinners from either side.
The first Test of the two-match series will commence on January 24.