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Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 2nd day

Sangakkara's role-switch, Watson's Dilshan-moment

Sep 9, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the second day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, in Pallekele

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 2nd day

Newcastle revisited

Sep 9, 2011: Shaun Marsh's maiden first-class ton came in the company of Michael Hussey eight years ago in Newcastle, and, so far, he's looked good to repeat the feat in Test cricket in Pallekele

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

The leader and the left-over

Sep 8, 2011: While Michael Clarke has looked the part of leader of his team in the series so far, Tillakaratne Dilshan seems to be finding it hard to cope with the complex demands of captaining Sri Lanka

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

Still no luck with the DRS for Harris

Sep 8, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the first day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, in Pallekele

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele

Finger flickin' Mendis a must for Pallekele

Sep 7, 2011: The man who took Mendis straight from the army into Sri Lanka's spin-bowling academy says he could be the difference in the Tests against Australia

Ashley Mallett

Better Galle than blandness

Sep 7, 2011: Why is a pitch that does a little too much deemed so much worse than one that's dead from day one?

Rob Steen

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele

Time is right for Copeland

Sep 6, 2011: The world Shane Warne entered in 1992 lacked respect and understanding for legspin, and many of the batsmen with whom Trent Copeland has just joined battle regard medium pace almost as dimly

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Greig's smile, Lyon's chance

Sep 5, 2011: The stories behind the stories, in our reporter's recap of his first fortnight in Sri Lanka covering the Australia tour

Daniel Brettig

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

The new and improved Shane Watson

Sep 4, 2011: Armed with reverse-swing, suffocating accuracy and a pace only mildly above medium, Shane Watson has transformed into a Test bowler of international class

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Ricky Ponting's 100th Test win

The proudest century

Sep 3, 2011: Success to Ricky Ponting is not about trophies, nor about his place in the pantheon - it is about winning Test matches

Daniel Brettig

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

Rain and the tail fail to support hosts

Sep 3, 2011: ESPNcricinfo's Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Galle

Daniel Brettig in Galle

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

Australia's heart-starter

Sep 2, 2011: This Australian side is an enormous distance from being a great team, or even a very good one, but it has shown willingness to work hard and scrap heartily for success

Daniel Brettig in Galle

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

Problems with the pitch-mat?

Sep 2, 2011: Plays of the Day from the third day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Australia

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Life after Murali, and batting in Sri Lanka

Sep 2, 2011: Since Muttiah Muralitharan's retirement, overseas batsmen have found it easier in Sri Lanka, a country where openers have fared better than the rest

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Nathan Lyon's debut in the sun

Sep 1, 2011: Offspinner Nathan Lyon, a groundsman by trade, took 5 for 34 on debut to skittle Sri Lanka for 105 in Galle

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Australia struggle despite Mendis' absence

Aug 31, 2011: Given Australia's struggles against Sri Lanka's mystery spinner in the limited-overs games, it was surprising he was not picked for the Test

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Debuts, delays and deluxe views

Aug 31, 2011: ESPNcricinfo's Plays of the Day from the first day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Galle

Daniel Brettig in Galle

'Australia need to live and die by the sword'

Aug 30, 2011: Darren Lehmann, one of the lynchpins of Australia's batting on their extraordinary 2004 tour to Sri Lanka, looks back at that series

Interview by Daniel Brettig

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

Ricky the waterboy

Aug 29, 2011: Ricky Ponting is happy to be playing whatever part he can within the new set-up in the Australian team. Even if it means running out with the drinks

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle

Sri Lanka's chance to get even

Aug 29, 2011: In a period of transition, Australia will be challenged by a Sri Lankan side that continues to be an extremely dangerous side in home conditions

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan
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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Sep 8-12, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011
Australia won by 125 runs
SL Board XI v Australians at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 25-27, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 22, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
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