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Australia v Sri Lanka, 2012-13

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

Geoffrey Dean

Sri Lanka in Australia 2012-13

Worst Test I've been involved in - Ford

Dec 29, 2012: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford admits he was surprised by the lack of fight his team showed in Melbourne and that it felt worse than any game he has ever been involved in

Andrew Fernando

Is rotation the future? Time will tell

Dec 29, 2012: The sports scientists now seem to be driving selection every bit as much as the selectors

Mark Nicholas

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, MCG, 3rd Day

Dropped catches cost us - Jayawardene

Dec 28, 2012: Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said the two dropped catches in the third session on day one were crucial and might have changed the complexion of the Melbourne Test

Andrew Fernando at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, MCG, 3rd day

Sri Lanka flee from credibility

Dec 28, 2012: Third-heaviest defeat born out of a performance that resembled a collapsing circus tent

Andrew Fernando at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

SL Tests offer Australia clues to tackling future challenges

Dec 28, 2012: So far this series has taught Australia several lessons - some useful, some less relevant - which they will do well to remember when the challenges of the India tour and the Ashes roll around

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Johnson, the scene-stealer

Dec 28, 2012: Mitchell Johnson is enjoying his time as Australia's stand-in Test bowler, sans the pressures of being their pace spearhead

Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Edgy Mathews escapes Bird trap

Dec 28, 2012: Plays of the Day from the third day of the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Melbourne

Andrew Fernando at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Hand injury puts Sangakkara out of Australia tour

Dec 28, 2012: Sri Lanka will be without batsman Kumar Sangakkara for the remainder of their tour of Australia, after scans revealed a fracture to his left hand

Andrew Fernando at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Sri Lanka thrown to the lions

Dec 28, 2012: Australia completed a fearful mauling of Sri Lanka in the Boxing Day Test, winning by an innings and 201 runs

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

New lows for Sri Lanka

Dec 27, 2012: Sri Lanka's second innings lasted only 24.2 overs, which is their shortest in Test history. Here are more stats highlights from the match

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka in Australia 2012/13

Watson in doubt for Sydney Test

Dec 27, 2012: Shane Watson is in doubt for the Sydney Test after suffering yet another injury while bowling.

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, Day 2

Herath rages against inept display

Dec 27, 2012: Perhaps the perfect role model for Sri Lanka, Rangana Herath suffered a grave injustice by going wicketless on day two despite a performance that could have brought his side back into the match

Andrew Fernando in Melbourne

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Clarke and Watson, what have you done?

Dec 27, 2012: Michael Clarke and Shane Watson have had vastly different years but Australia's captain and vice-captain must both stand up in 2013

Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, MCG, 2nd day

Herath's stunner, and an unlikely MCG favourite

Dec 27, 2012: Plays of the Day from the second day of the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Melbourne

Andrew Fernando and Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Welegedara suffers hamstring tear

Dec 27, 2012: Chanaka Welegedara will not bowl again in the Boxing Day Test and is unlikely to recover in time for the third Test, after initial scans revealed a tear in his right hamstring

Andrew Fernando at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Clarke, Watson, Johnson streak hosts ahead

Dec 27, 2012: Australia's batsmen played a handful of poor strokes, but they were far less frequent and consequently less terminal than those offered up by Sri Lanka's on day one

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Sri Lanka batsmen defeated by indiscipline

Dec 26, 2012: The MCG pitch was quick and Australia's attack assured, but neither were the menace Sri Lanka's batsmen made them out to be

Andrew Fernando at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Johnson gains from Starc example

Dec 26, 2012: Keeping it full with the new ball and banging it in with the old one produced the results for Johnson on Boxing Day

Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, MCG, 1st day

Dilshan's brain fade, and superman Wade

Dec 26, 2012: Plays of the Day from the first day of the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Melbourne

Andrew Fernando at the MCG
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