Australia v Sri Lanka 2007-08

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Australia v Sri Lanka 2007-08

Apr 9, 2008: Wisden's match report for the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka, 2007-08

Mike Coward

First impressions

Nov 15, 2007: Stuart Clark has developed a liking for the early breakthrough

Peter English

Cricket Australia denies poor marketing to blame

Sri Lanka Test proves to be a turn off

Nov 13, 2007: Cricket Australia has denied charges of complacency after the first Test of the summer attracted disappointing crowds and TV viewing figures

ESPNcricinfo staff

No word on England series as yet

Atapattu to stay on Australia tour

Nov 13, 2007: The Sri Lanka selectors have kept Marvan Atapattu on the tour of Australia to minimise disruption for the team, but will take "the necessary disciplinary action" when they return home

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

No underestimating Murali

Nov 12, 2007: Australia have not downgraded the threat of Muttiah Muralitharan despite delivering a significant obstacle to his hopes of breaking Shane Warne's Test wicket-taking record in Hobart

Peter English at the Gabba

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

Failing to walk the talk

Nov 12, 2007: Sri Lanka's tactics in the first Test were conservative and they were beaten easily despite the public mutterings of self-belief, writes Peter English

Peter English at the Gabba

Marvan Atapattu gets his captain and coach's backing

Atapattu gets captain's support

Nov 12, 2007: Mahela Jayawardene joined Trevor Bayliss in support of Marvan Atapattu as the veteran opener faced an uncertain cricket future following an outburst

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

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

Ponting demands even better at Hobart

Nov 12, 2007: Australia's evolving Test team has flowered in only one match but Ricky Ponting is already demanding it becomes a better outfit than the one that dismantled in January

Peter English at the Gabba

Plays of the Day

Another Stuart, another milestone

Nov 12, 2007: Plays of the day from the fifth day of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Brisbane

Peter English at the Gabba

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

Lee spearheads a big Australia win

Nov 12, 2007: Brett Lee helped Australia beat not only Sri Lanka but also the unpredictable Brisbane weather as the hosts rattled out the last five wickets between rain breaks on the final day to win by an innings and 40 runs

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

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

'We are not going to be easy pushovers' - Bayliss

Nov 11, 2007: Trevor Bayliss, the Sri Lanka coach, expressed confidence that his team could bat out a draw against Australia in the first Test at the Gabba

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the Gabba

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

MacGill enjoys the limelight

Nov 11, 2007: It took MacGill 18 months and 48 overs in this match to add the two wickets necessary to push him to a double-century of dismissals, but despite the delay only Clarrie Grimmett, Dennis Lillee and Waqar Younis have beaten him to the landmark

Peter English at the Gabba

Plays of the day

Timely rain, and a game of millimetres

Nov 11, 2007: Plays of the day from the fourth day of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Brisbane

Peter English at the Gabba

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

Old-fashioned Vandort proves his worth

Nov 11, 2007: Sri Lanka started the fourth day searching for ways to deter Australia for six sessions and the Vandort method of crease occupation was perfect

Peter English at the Gabba

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

Atapattu's tour in doubt after outburst

Nov 11, 2007: Marvan Atapattu may be sent home after calling the Sri Lanka selectors a set of muppets, headed by a joker

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Vandort, rain and bad light frustrate Australia

Nov 11, 2007: Michael Vandort gave Australia's new-look attack its first real examination, forcing the players to work a full five-day week with his resilient 82 before he became Stuart MacGill's 200th Test wicket

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

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

'Selectors are muppets headed by a joker' - Atapattu

Nov 10, 2007: Marvan Atapattu lashed out at the national selectors calling them a set of muppets headed by a joker

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at the Gabba

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

Lee revels as bowling spearhead

Nov 10, 2007: Brett Lee's first Test in charge of a restructured attack is going according to plan after his four first-innings wickets allowed Ricky Ponting to enforce the follow-on

Peter English at the Gabba

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

Ponting attacks through Plan B

Nov 10, 2007: A short Test series has stirred Ricky Ponting's attacking captaincy instincts. Since taking over from Steve Waugh, Ponting has enforced the follow-on only once before today and that was in a game where rain stole large chunks

Peter English at the Gabba

Plays of the day

Johnson picks his first and Lee umpires

Nov 10, 2007: Plays of the day from the third day of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Brisbane

Peter English at the Gabba
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