November 8-12, 2007

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Brisbane

Australia 4 for 551 dec (Clarke 145*, Hussey 133, Jaques 100) beat Sri Lanka 211 (Atapattu 51, Lee 4-26) and 300 (Vandort 82, Lee 4-86) by an innings and 40 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

5th day
Bulletin - Lee spearheads a big Australia win
Peter English - Failing to walk the talk
Quotes - Ponting demands even better at Hobart
Quotes - No underestimating Murali
Plays of the day - Another Stuart, another milestone
Ian Chappell - Sri Lanka need Sangakkara and Malinga back

4th day
Bulletin - Vandort, rain and bad light frustrate Australia
Verdict - Old-fashioned Vandort proves his worth
Plays of the day - Timely rain, and a game of millimetres
Quotes - MacGill enjoys the limelight
Quotes - 'We are not going to be easy pushovers' - Bayliss
Ian Chappell - Sri Lanka fought hard

3rd day
Bulletin - Polished Australia compound Sri Lanka's misery
Verdict - Ponting attacks through Plan B
Plays of the day - Johnson picks his first and Lee umpires
Quotes - Lee revels as bowling spearhead
Quotes - 'Selectors are muppets headed by a joker' - Atapattu
Ian Chappell - Australia truly on top

2nd day
Bulletin - Clarke and Hussey put Australia on track
Verdict - Middle order runs riot
Plays of the day - Stalking the Don, an amiable track, and a net loss
Quotes - Hussey: 'I was quite relieved to score a hundred'
Quotes - Bat like the Australians, says Sri Lanka coach
Ian Chappell - Jayawardene should attack more

1st day
Bulletin - Jaques makes trouble for Sri Lanka
Verdict - Opener justifies call-up
Plays of the day - A lockout, a slow start, and familiar chants
Quotes - 'I'm over the moon'
Quotes - Sri Lanka optimistic despite dropped chances
Ian Chappell - Poor fielding cost Sri Lanka

Preview package
Preview - Sri Lanka dismiss climate of fear
Verdict - Ponting banks on sheer pace
News - Global news agencies boycott Test coverage
Stats - An Australian fortress
Kumar Sangakkara - It's a myth we can't play bounce
Ian Chappell - Sangakkara's absence will be crucial