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Australia v Sri Lanka 2007-08

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

Mike Coward

Legspinner's future in doubt after Hobart woes

Nielsen tells MacGill to get fit

Nov 21, 2007: Stuart MacGill has been given a month to prove he is fit enough to cope with the heavy demands of Australia's upcoming Test schedule

Peter English in Hobart

Australia hope for further dominance

India may be tougher - Ponting

Nov 20, 2007: Ricky Ponting believes India will provide a stronger contest than Sri Lanka and has warned the new captain Anil Kumble to expect extra heat during the four-Test series that starts on Boxing Day

Peter English in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 5th day

Australia's tired bowlers ready for rehab

Nov 20, 2007: Australia's tired bowlers will be given a chance to put their feet up after securing a 2-0 series victory with another solid performance in Hobart

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 5th day

Jayawardene: 'We had more to offer than this'

Nov 20, 2007: Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene expressed disappointment after his team lost both matches of the two-Test series against Australia

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 5th day

Koertzen says sorry to Sangakkara

Nov 20, 2007: Rudi Koertzen apologised to Kumar Sangakkara for the mistake that prevented the batsman from reaching a seventh double-century and extinguished the slim chance Sri Lanka had of levelling the series in Hobart

Peter English in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 5th day

Unrewarded brilliance

Nov 20, 2007: Whenever Sri Lankans look back to 2007 they will always wonder what would have happened if Kumar Sangakkara did not tear his hamstring in the tour game in Adelaide

Peter English in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 5th day

Subs, smoke and short stuff

Nov 20, 2007: Peter English presents the Plays of the day at the end of the fifth day's play of Australia's second Test against Sri Lanka

Peter English in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 5th day

Australia win despite Sangakkara's 192

Nov 20, 2007: Kumar Sangakkara's 192 was the big difference between the scripts in Brisbane and Hobart but Sri Lanka were denied a fairytale ending as Brett Lee grabbed four wickets and Australia secured a 2-0 series victory with their 14th consecutive Test win

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

First session will be key, says Sangakkara

Nov 19, 2007: Kumar Sangakkara, whose magnificent unbeaten century has ensured Sri Lanka are still in the hunt in the second Test, admitted that the contest was not over yet

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

'We're still right in the box seat' - Ponting

Nov 19, 2007: Ricky Ponting dismissed Stuart MacGill's waywardness as a bad day while Kumar Sangakkara termed the legspinner a "weak link" in the Australian attack

Peter English in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

Lee rises to the challenge

Nov 19, 2007: Great bowlers need to claim the important breakthroughs as well as regular hauls. In two balls Brett Lee delivered

Peter English in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

Missing magic, and missing school

Nov 19, 2007: Peter English presents the Plays of the day at the end of the fourth day's play of Australia's second Test against Sri Lanka

Peter English in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

Sangakkara digs in for big climb

Nov 19, 2007: Kumar Sangakkara's century gave Sri Lanka reason to cheer but they still faced a huge challenge to avoid defeat after Brett Lee grabbed two wickets in two balls to bring Australia's 14th consecutive win closer

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

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

'I was very disappointed with our batting' - Jayawardene

Nov 18, 2007: Mahela Jayawardene said that it was time his team showed some character and gave Australia some of its own medicine

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Hobart

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

Lee enjoys being pace spearhead

Nov 18, 2007: Brett Lee explains why Australia didn't enforce the follow-on and says he enjoys being the pace spearhead

Peter English in Hobart

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

A hero's burden

Nov 18, 2007: Five visiting leaders have got centuries in Australia since 2001-02 and improved their standing. Mahela Jayawardene's stock is up, but his team remains down

Peter English in Hobart

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

A bat break, and some lucky breaks

Nov 18, 2007: Peter English presents the Plays of the day at the end of the third day's play of Australia's second Test against Sri Lanka

Peter English in Hobart

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

Australia's bowlers pile on the misery

Nov 18, 2007: Australia dominated for yet another day, knocking over Sri Lanka for 246 and then racing to a 407-run lead by stumps

The Bulletin by Jenny Thompson

Adam Gilchrist hits his 100th six in Tests

A century of sixes

Nov 17, 2007: Adam Gilchrist became the first batsman to hit 100 sixes in Test cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff
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