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Sri Lanka in Australia, 2012-13

Bailey eager to find a death bowler

Jan 29, 2013: George Bailey believes finding bowlers who can restrict runs at the death will be one of the keys for Australia as they prepare for the 2014 World Twenty20

Brydon Coverdale

Australia in India 2012-13

Maxwell's bowling 'better and better' - Arthur

Jan 29, 2013: Glenn Maxwell has not played a first-class match in more than two months but his work in the nets to master the offspinner's stock ball has impressed Australia's selectors as they finalise the Test squad for the upcoming tour of India

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Melbourne

Ugly finish just 'heat of the moment'

Jan 28, 2013: The Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and his Australia counterpart George Bailey have played down the ugly scenes at the end of the second Twenty20

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Melbourne

Sri Lanka cling on for last-ball win

Jan 28, 2013: Thisara Perera was the difference with the bat and then held his nerve, although only barely, with the ball to seal a two-run victory off the final delivery of a rain-reduced chase

The Report by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Melbourne

'We need to take more batting risks' - Maxwell

Jan 27, 2013: When asked what areas Australia needed to improve in order to level the Twenty20 series after their loss to Sri Lanka in Sydney, allrounder Glenn Maxwell's answer was revealing: batting, bowling and fielding

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Melbourne

Australia aim to level series

Jan 27, 2013: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the second Twenty20 between Australia and Sri Lanka in Melbourne

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Twenty20, Sydney

Mathews rejoices in 'electric' fielding

Jan 26, 2013: Electric was the right word to describe Sri Lanka's fielding in their opening Twenty20 victory, and the articulate Angelo Mathews found it

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Sydney

Sri Lanka take 1-0 lead despite Warner

Jan 26, 2013: Sri Lanka's collective was enough to overcome an Australian team that left far too much up to David Warner on their national day

Daniel Brettig at Sydney Olympic Stadium

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st T20, Sydney

Australia and Sri Lanka switch focus to Twenty20

Jan 25, 2013: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the first Twenty20 between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Bailey predicts Indian duty for Doherty

Jan 25, 2013: Xavier Doherty's place as Australia's lead limited-overs spin bowler may soon be augmented by a place on the looming Test tour to India

Daniel Brettig

Sri Lanka in Australia, 2012-13

Hussey to commentate on Australia matches

Jan 23, 2013: Michael Hussey will work at a quartet of limited overs matches as a television commentator

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Hobart

Hughes hundred ensures Australia draw series

Jan 23, 2013: On debut, Phillip Hughes scored a century to give Australia a 1-0 lead in this series. In the final game, he made another hundred to save Australia from series defeat and salvage a 2-2 result

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Hobart

Outgoing captain Jayawardene confident of series win

Jan 22, 2013: Mahela Jayawardene has lauded the efforts of his seam bowlers in the ongoing ODI series, and is confident Sri Lanka can achieve a successive bilateral series win in Australia, having also won there in 2010

Andrew Fernando

Australia v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Hobart

Australia aim to salvage drawn series

Jan 22, 2013: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the fifth ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka in Hobart

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka in Australia, 2012-13

Broadcasters briefed on controversial ODI squad

Jan 22, 2013: Cricket Australia met with Channel Nine ahead of the ODI team's announcement to explain why Michael Clarke and David Warner were to be rested and Michael Hussey dropped

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Hobart

Clarke sprains ankle at training

Jan 22, 2013: Australia's captain Michael Clarke is an unlikely starter for Wednesday's fifth ODI against Sri Lanka in Hobart after suffering a sprained ankle in a training mishap

Daniel Brettig and Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka in Australia 2012-13

Ponting 'totally for' rotations

Jan 21, 2013: Ricky Ponting has stated a most eloquent case for rotating Australia's cricketers at appropriate times in a calendar that, he argues, is now impossible for any player to negotiate without a break

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Sydney

Warner reprimanded for showing dissent

Jan 21, 2013: David Warner, the Australia batsman, has received an official reprimand after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the Sydney ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in Australia 2012-13

Recalled Marsh emerges from 'dark space'

Jan 21, 2013: Shaun Marsh has emerged from the "dark space" he inhabited during a nightmarish 2012 to be recalled to the Australian Twenty20 team

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Sydney

Sri Lanka to query abandonment with ICC

Jan 20, 2013: Mahela Jayawardene could not hide his frustration at seeing Sri Lanka's match against Australia fail to resume due a wet outfield

Daniel Brettig at the SCG
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Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 26, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Jan 23, 2013
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 20, 2013
No result
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Jan 18, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
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