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When Sanga took on Australia

Dec 11, 2012: The last time Sri Lanka played a Test in Hobart, they nearly pulled off an impossible heist. Kumar Sangakkara looks back at his epic innings there

Interview by Andrew Fernando

Second Test

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

First Test

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

Series review

Australia v Sri Lanka 2007-08

Apr 9, 2008: A series review of Australia v Sri Lanka, 2007-08

Mike Coward

Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 12th match, Melbourne

Gilchrist fires but Sri Lanka get consolation win

Feb 29, 2008: Adam Gilchrist provided the fireworks but Sri Lanka's seamers had the extinguisher at the MCG, where Australia's blistering start of 0 for 107 in the 15th somehow turned into their first loss in nearly three weeks

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 12th match, Melbourne

'Our finals begin now' - Gilchrist

Feb 28, 2008: Australia will treat Friday's dead-rubber against Sri Lanka as their first final ahead of the best-of-three CB Series deciders with India starting on Sunday

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 9th match, Melbourne

Ponting's rut grows deeper with run out

Feb 22, 2008: "The pitch was really slow, very hard to get your timing and to penetrate the field," Michael Hussey, named Man of the Match for an unbeaten 64, said

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 9th match, Melbourne

Rain helps Australia to 24-run win

Feb 22, 2008: The slow MCG pitch was causing just as many problems for Sri Lanka as Australia and at the halfway mark of a small chase the visitors had staggered to 4 for 65

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 9th match, Melbourne

Sri Lanka fight to stay in series

Feb 21, 2008: Sri Lanka's match against Australia at the MCG on Friday is not technically a must-win game for the visitors but Mahela Jayawardene knows another defeat could be as good as fatal to their CB Series

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

India v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 8th match, Adelaide

Yuvraj and Dhoni clinch thriller

Feb 19, 2008: Two months into his Australian holiday, Yuvraj Singh finally showed up for work with a blistering 76 that set up India's chase before Mahendra Singh Dhoni survived a tense finish to guide them to a two-wicket win

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

India v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 5th match, Canberra

The lion roars, finally

Feb 12, 2008: Sri Lanka's first win of any significance on this tour couldn't have come at a better moment: it will lift the morale of a side that was seemed to be on the slide with one resounding defeat after another

S Rajesh

India v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 5th ODI, Canberra

In the Army now

Feb 12, 2008: The Appu Army, the latest addition to the existing bunch that includes the Barmy Army (England), Wave the Flag (Australia) and Bharat Army (India), were here to follow their side closely

Nagraj Gollapudi at the Manuka Oval

India v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 5th match, Canberra

Dilshan guides Sri Lanka home

Feb 12, 2008: A 21-over match should have suited the reigning world Twenty20 champions India, but a revised-down total and some blistering early strikes from Sanath Jayasuriya lifted Sri Lanka to their first win of the CB Series

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 3rd ODI, Sydney

'We've dominated them a lot recently' - Ponting

Feb 8, 2008: Ricky Ponting hopes one of Australia's most comprehensive victories in recent times can help them maintain their one-day hold over Sri Lanka

Brydon Coverdale at the SCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 3rd ODI, Sydney

Bracken slides Sri Lanka to 128-run defeat

Feb 8, 2008: Nathan Bracken bowled Australia to a comfortable win, exploiting the slow SCG pitch to perfection after Michael Clarke and Adam Gilchrist set up an imposing target of 6 for 253

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at the SCG

Murali wanted to chase after 'drunk' throwers

Rotten egg prank could have turned bad

Feb 4, 2008: Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka's captain, revealed that the egg throwers were lucky to escape after pelting a group of his team-mates in Hobart last week

Peter English

Uncertainty whether Murali was target

Eggs and abuse hurled at Murali and officials

Feb 2, 2008: Members of the Sri Lankan camp were the target of verbal abuse and had eggs thrown at them on Thursday night in Hobart

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tasmania v Sri Lankans, tour game, Hobart

Beaten Sri Lankans hurt after Jayasuriya facial injury

Feb 2, 2008: Sanath Jayasuriya's preparation for the CB Series took a severe blow when he was forced to retire hurt in the loss to Tasmania

ESPNcricinfo staff

Prime Minister's XI v Sri Lankans, Canberra

Dilshan steers Sri Lankans to satisfying win

Jan 30, 2008: The Sri Lankans defeated the Prime Minister's XI by four wickets

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lankans to face strong team in tour match

White to captain Prime Minister's XI

Jan 21, 2008: Cameron White will captain the Prime Minister's XI for the second consecutive season as they take on the touring Sri Lankans in Canberra next Wednesday

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Feb 29, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 13 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Feb 26, 2008
India won by 7 wickets (with 106 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Feb 22, 2008
Australia won by 24 runs (D/L method)
India v Sri Lanka at Adelaide - Feb 19, 2008
India won by 2 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth - Feb 15, 2008
Australia won by 63 runs
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