While most of Australia's post-mortem from their Test loss in Kandy focused on their continued batting wobbles in the subcontinent, Steve Smith has called for his bowlers to also step up to prevent Sri Lanka marching to a series victory.
The second Test starts on Thursday in Galle, and following their 106-run triumph last week, Sri Lanka can get their hands on the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy for the first time with a win.
It's a situation unfathomable after the first three hours in Kandy - an inexperienced and unproven home side had been dismissed for 117 as No.1-ranked Australia flexed their muscles.
But thanks mainly to 21-year-old Kusal Mendis and 38-year-old Rangana Herath who led a stirring fightback, Sri Lanka will now be full of belief they can clinch the series at a venue where they have a strong record.
How to combat Herath, as well as left-arm chinaman Lakshan Sanadakan, has been critiqued by Smith and coach Darren Lehmann and given they made only 203 and 161 in Kandy the batting needs to improve significantly.
However, on the eve of the pressure clash Smith was keen to let his bowlers know they need to build pressure better, although in the second innings they sorely missed Stephen O'Keefe, who left the field with a hamstring injury.
"I think we let ourselves down in a few of the sessions," Smith said.
"We went for 130 in a session, 110 in a session in the last game - that's probably where they got away from us... that means we are bowling too many loose balls and not building enough pressure."
"And I guess you have to give credit to the way Kusal Mendis (176) was the main one that got away from us... but we've got to be a bit more disciplined with our lines and lengths and pace as a spin bowler."
Smith expects spin to once again be prominent but noted South Africa's fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, in their win in Galle in 2014, got a bit of reverse swing that was assisted by some wind off the ocean.
"Talking to (Australia's interim bowling coach) Allan Donald who was here with the South African team, he said the ball reversed quite significantly from both ends," said Smith.
"Morkel had it going away from the right handers and Steyn had it going into the right handers, so we've got (Mitchell) Starc and (Josh) Hazlewood, and Mitchell Marsh bowls good reverse swing as well, so we've got the bases covered."
Sri Lanka have won six of their last nine Tests at Galle - and 15 out of 27 overall.
Of Australia's three Tests at the ground, they've won two and drawn one, and in their most recent clash in 2011 Nathan Lyon was pivotal, claiming six wickets on debut.
TESTS BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND SRI LANKA AT GALLE
Sept 2011 - Australia won by 125 runs
March, 2004 - Australia won by 197 runs
Sept 1999 - Drawn
SRI LANKA'S LAST FIVE TESTS AT GALLE
* October 2015 v West Indies, Sri Lanka won toss and batted - Sri Lanka 484 beat WI 251 and 227 by an innings and 6 runs
* August 2015 v India, Sri Lanka won toss and batted - Sri Lanka 183 and 367 beat India 375 and 112 by 63 runs
* June 2015 v Pakistan, Pakistan won toss and bowled - Pakistan 417 and 0-92 beat Sri Lanka 300 and 206 by 10 wickets
* August 2014 v Pakistan, Pakistan won toss and batted - Sri Lanka 9(dec)-533 and 3-99 beat Pakistan 451 and 180 by seven wickets
* July 2014 v South Africa, South Africa 9(dec)-455 and 6(dec)-206 beat Sri Lanka 292 and 216 by 153 runs