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Australia v Sri Lanka, 2012-13

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

Geoffrey Dean

Sentimental in Sydney

Jan 7, 2013: The SCG for the Australia-Sri Lanka Test was a place for memories, goodbyes and a terrific show of support for a good cause

Mark Nicholas

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day

Hope in defeat, but Sri Lanka must act

Jan 6, 2013: Despite the defeat at the SCG, there were positives in Sri Lanka's performance in the third Test, especially the performances of some of the young talent

Andrew Fernando at the SCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day

Clarke drained by 'tough summer'

Jan 6, 2013: Michael Clarke faces more headaches to rebuild his team and iron out problems, after the retirements of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Michael Hussey retires

An all-format specialist

Jan 6, 2013: Australia have lost the services of Michael Hussey, one of the best middle-order batsmen in Tests and ODIs

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day

A mournful chant for Hussey

Jan 6, 2013: Michael Hussey, the team man, was set apart as an individual as he batted for Australia one last time

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day

Cheers for an Australian wicket

Jan 6, 2013: Plays of the day from the fourth day of the SCG Test between Australia and Sri Lanka

Andrew Fernando in Sydney

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day

Retiring Hussey steers Australia to victory

Jan 6, 2013: Michael Hussey is one of cricket's finest finishers, so it was only fitting that he ended his international career by steering Australia to victory and a series clean-sweep over Sri Lanka

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Spinners can rescue us - Karunaratne

Jan 5, 2013: Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne said his side would target a lead in excess of 150 when they resume their second innings 87 runs ahead and with three wickets in hand, in Sydney on the fourth day

Andrew Fernando at the SCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Australia wrest mental high ground from Sri Lanka

Jan 5, 2013: A factor for Australia's dominance over Sri Lanka is their psychological edge over them. It was on display on the third day in Sydney as well, with Sri Lanka imploding due to the pressure

Andrew Fernando in Sydney

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Australia tighten grip on Test

Jan 5, 2013: Australia tightened their hold on the Sydney Test on the third day and stand an excellent chance of sealing a clean sweep against Sri Lanka

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

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

Sri Lanka's utilisation of Herath baffling

Jan 4, 2013: Despite being the leading wicket-taker in 2012, Rangana Herath has been repeatedly brought on rather late in the innings by Mahela Jayawardene, and the captain has not attacked enough with him

Andrew Fernando at the SCG

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

Sloppiness leaves an empty feeling

Jan 4, 2013: Despite taking a lead on the second day, Australia had something missing in their game

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

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

A guard of honour for Hussey

Jan 4, 2013: Plays of the Day from the second day of the third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney

Andrew Fernando at the SCG

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

Sri Lanka fight but Australia build lead

Jan 4, 2013: Ostensibly, Australia finished the second day at the SCG in front. In reality, this was a much more even day's play than most throughout the series, and one that will give Sri Lanka some hope of upsetting Michael Clarke's men - a slim hope, perhaps, but a

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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

Thirimanne shows the future is not bleak

Jan 3, 2013: Not many of the 26,000 at the SCG knew Lahiru Thirimanne upon his arrival at the crease, yet they rose to give him a warm ovation when he departed short of the three-figure score

Andrew Fernando at the SCG

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

Clarke, Johnson brought back to earth

Jan 3, 2013: Apart from the admirably persistent Jackson Bird, Australia's first Test match day of 2013 was far from auspicious

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

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

A tribute to Tony Greig

Jan 3, 2013: Plays of the Day from the first day of the third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney

Thirimanne pushes Sri Lanka to 294

Jan 3, 2013: Lahiru Thirimanne and Mahela Jayawardene helped Sri Lanka to a total of 294 when they were dismissed late on the first day in Sydney

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney

Five bowlers chase farewell win for Hussey

Jan 2, 2013: As they seek one more chance for Michael Hussey to roar the team victory song, Australia will field four fast bowlers in a Sydney Test match for the first time in 58 years

Daniel Brettig in Sydney
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