Kusal Perera is building himself quite the collection in this two-match series. There will be a DVD of his bloopers soon if he is not careful.
The left-handed opener hacked in haste, and then repented at leisure as some of his colleagues, in particular the excellent Angelo Mathews, made runs on a blameless surface. It is the most awful feeling for a batsman, a whole day of remorseful reflection at having missed the boat.
At least it was better than the scenario in the first Test, where many others followed hare-brained suit and the match was lost in the first innings with Sri Lanka skittled for 135.