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Australia v Sri Lanka, 2012-13

May 16, 2013: Wisden's review of the first Test, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2012-13

Geoffrey Dean

Use the DRS to get rid of howlers, not to strive for perfection

Dec 20, 2012: Cricket is not a perfect science, nor is television coverage. The quest should not be for perfect decisions but to eliminate appalling ones

Mark Nicholas

Sri Lanka in Australia 2012-13

Last-day pitch a 'minefield' - SL coach

Dec 19, 2012: The fifth day Hobart pitch was a tough Test for Sri Lankan batsmen, says coach Graham Ford

Andrew Fernando in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 5th day

Sri Lanka's skill demands they do better

Dec 18, 2012: While some of the fighting individual performances in Hobart were consolations for Sri Lanka, many in the team did not reach their full potential; they must strive for more in the two remaining Tests

Andrew Fernando in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 5th day

The captain and the spearhead

Dec 18, 2012: Michael Clarke's prolific batting and captaincy has been critical to the development of the team but so too has Peter Siddle's bowling old-fashioned aggressive bowling

Daniel Brettig at Bellerive Oval

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 5th day

Desperation turns to jubilation

Dec 18, 2012: Australia were stretched to the maximum, but in finding a way to win in Hobart they took a significant step in developing the belief that will be required for the tours of India and England

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 5th day

Television replays caused Sri Lanka's tampering concerns

Dec 18, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene has said it was the broadcaster's choice of close-up replays that led Sri Lanka to raise concerns with the match referee that Australia's players were allegedly tampering with the ball

Andrew Fernando at Bellerive Oval

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 5th day

Australia's wicketkeeper-bowler

Dec 18, 2012: Plays of the day from the fifth day of the Hobart Test between Australia and Sri Lanka

Andrew Fernando at Bellerive Oval

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 5th day

Starc and Siddle deliver victory to Australia

Dec 18, 2012: At last, Michael Clarke must have thought. At last the Australians have tasted victory this summer. It took until the fourth Test of their home campaign, and into the final hour at that, but Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle delivered a 137-run win for Clar

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 5th day

No evidence of tampering, says ICC

Dec 17, 2012: ICC match referee Chris Broad has said there was no evidence to suggest that the condition of the ball had been changed by Australia during the Hobart Test

Andrew Fernando at Bellerive Oval

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 4th day

Lyon a likely threat on final day - Herath

Dec 17, 2012: Spinner Rangana Herath, who took five wickets in Australia's second innings, believes the final day track will help Australian offspinner Nathan Lyon

Andrew Fernando in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 4th day

Fighting draw could set-up improving Sri Lanka

Dec 17, 2012: If Sri Lanka can fashion a draw in Hobart, they will head into the rest of the Test series in high spirits and with most parts of their machine humming nicely

Andrew Fernando in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 4th day

Long way ahead for limping Australia

Dec 17, 2012: Australia's performance against Sri Lanka in Hobart so far suggests they are far from being close to the best cricket outfit in the world

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 4th day

Watson likely to lead on Boxing Day

Dec 17, 2012: Shane Watson's Test captaincy debut is now a "distinct possibility" following Michael Clarke's suffering of a hamstring strain in the first Test against Sri Lanka

Daniel Brettig at Bellerive Oval

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 4th day

Warner's aggression, Starc's anger

Dec 17, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the fourth day in Hobart

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 4th day

Clarke injury raises unanswerable question

Dec 17, 2012: Australian cricket's unanswerable question - that of who will succeed Michael Clarke - has suddenly become one the national selectors must ponder ahead of the Boxing Day Test after the captain was forced to retire hurt with a hamstring injury on day four

Daniel Brettig at Bellerive Oval

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 4th day

Sri Lanka lose early wickets in big chase

Dec 17, 2012: Australia have been here before. One day to play, one bowler short, and an opposition whose top order has already been rattled. But Sri Lanka will need even greater powers of concentration to match the remarkable feats of Faf du Plessis and his South Afri

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 3rd day

'SL unlucky with reviews' - Dilshan

Dec 16, 2012: Sri Lanka have made poor use of the review system in the Hobart test, failing to overturn any decisions with their three reviews

Andrew Fernando in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 3rd day

Fiery Dilshan gives Sri Lanka belief

Dec 16, 2012: Tillakaratne Dilshan's adventurous fightback has given Sri Lanka hope of walking out of the Hobart Test with their heads held high

Andrew Fernando in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 3rd day

Australian fast bowlers blow up

Dec 16, 2012: For the second time in three Tests, Australia have found themselves a bowler short less than halfway through a match, a ruinous state of affairs that will cause plenty of knock-on consequences

Daniel Brettig in Hobart
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