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Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 5th day

At last, a captain's knock

Sep 20, 2011: Michael Clarke's poise as a leader has been striking, exhibiting a superb feel for the game. But he waited until the final day of the series to produce the sort of spinal contribution that can define a captain

Daniel Brettig at the SSC

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Missed stumpings and a long conversation

Sep 20, 2011: Plays of the Day from the fifth day of the SSC Test between Sri Lanka and Australia

Daniel Brettig at the SSC

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Captain Clarke delivers series victory

Sep 20, 2011: In his first series as Test captain, Michael Clarke has delivered Australia a 1-0 victory over Sri Lanka, moved them up to fourth in the ICC rankings, and broken his own personal drought with his first Test century in 18 months

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Mathews elated after maiden ton

Sep 19, 2011: Angelo Mathews said that he felt "great" after getting over the barrier of scoring his maiden hundred on the fourth day of the third Test against Australia

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Marsh's lapse of reason

Sep 19, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the day from the fourth day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, in Colombo

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day

A hundred that Mathews might grow to regret

Sep 19, 2011: Angelo Mathews crawled to his maiden Test century at the SSC, and in doing so, did the game more harm than good

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Hughes hundred hurts Sri Lanka's hopes

Sep 19, 2011: Phillip Hughes scored his first Test century in two-and-a -half years to give Australia every chance of playing out a series-winning draw at the SSC

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 3rd day

Johnson still searching for consistency

Sep 18, 2011: Mitchell Johnson is struggling, and while it is not clear why, it could have something to do with his uneasy bowling action

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

A wrestling match and a lucky catch

Sep 18, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, in Colombo

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Mathews helps Sri Lanka build lead

Sep 18, 2011: It took until the third-last day of the series, but Sri Lanka finally delivered all the way through their batting order as Angelo Mathews, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene made half-centuries to grind Australia down at the SSC

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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

Second new ball will be key - Hussey

Sep 17, 2011: Michael Hussey says he is wary of saying he is in good form and believes the second new ball on the third day will be crucial to the fate of the match

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

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

A stitch in time and lightning reflexes

Sep 17, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the second day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, in Colombo

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

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

Sangakkara guides solid Sri Lanka

Sep 17, 2011: There are few things Kumar Sangakkara has failed to achieve in Test cricket. As he walked off the SSC ground on the second afternoon of his 100th Test, he knew that one of those unfulfilled goals - playing in a win over Australia - was one step closer

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 1st day

Worked on leaving the ball well - Marsh

Sep 16, 2011: Of all the areas in which Shaun Marsh has excelled in his first two Test innings, leaving the ball unless he has to play it must sit near the top

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

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

Another first-ball wicket and the milestone that wasn't

Sep 16, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the first day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, in Colombo

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

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

Marsh shows up Ponting and Clarke

Sep 16, 2011: Shaun Marsh appeared to be the only man in Australia's top five to have an appropriate grasp of the demands of Test match batting

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

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

Marsh stars again on hard-fought day

Sep 16, 2011: Shaun Marsh justified Australia's decision to keep him at No.3 by making a wonderful 81, but Sri Lanka finished the first day with a slight edge in a match they must win to draw the series

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sangakkara's 100th Test

Two-Test series unsatisfactory - Sangakkara

Sep 15, 2011: On the eve of his 100th Test, Kumar Sangakkara has called on the ICC to do away with two-Test series, describing such scheduling as "unsatisfying"

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo

Siddle to shed aggro, bowl fuller

Sep 15, 2011: Peter Siddle, who will replace the injured Ryan Harris in Austalia's line-up in Colombo, will look to bowl fuller lengths against Sri Lanka, as opposed to his usual short-pitched fare

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Kumar Sangakkara

'There's nothing that comes close to Test cricket'

Sep 15, 2011: Eleven years into his career, on the eve of his 100th Test, one of Sri Lanka's all-time greats looks back

Interview by Daniel Brettig
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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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