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Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo

Injured Harris ruled out of Test

Sep 15, 2011: Peter Siddle will take the place of an injured Ryan Harris in Australia's team for the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sangakkara's 100th Test

Sri Lanka's stand-out performer overseas

Sep 15, 2011: Playing in a team whose batsmen have regularly struggled outside Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara has stood out because of his consistency and reliability in away Tests

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo

Sri Lanka look to level series

Sep 15, 2011: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Colombo

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo

Harris in serious doubt for third Test

Sep 14, 2011: Ryan Harris, the Australia fast bowler, is in considerable doubt for the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo after scans revealed a minor hamstring strain sustained on the final day of the second Test in Pallekele

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

Opening my primary job - Watson

Sep 13, 2011: Shane Watson has reiterated his desire to stay at the top of the order for Australia but said that if he has to bowl more overs for the team he may need to be played in a different role

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

Australia seek reward for effort

Sep 13, 2011: Australia's meticulous planning and organised performance against a Sri Lankan team that has floundered rather more than it has flourished will count for very little should the hosts gather themselves and win the final Test in Colombo

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

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

Mendis out of third Test

Sep 12, 2011: Ajantha Mendis will play no part in the Test series against Australia, having been ruled out of the final match in Colombo because of a back complaint

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Harris and Marsh pose questions for Clarke

Sep 12, 2011: Michael Clarke must weigh up the fitness of his spearhead Ryan Harris and the century at No. 3 by Shaun Marsh as he travels to Colombo for the third Test

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Harris as valuable as he is fragile

Sep 12, 2011: Australia's success thus far in Sri Lanka could not have taken place without Ryan Harris and his combination of speed, swing and seam

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Haddin calls for DRS consistency

Sep 11, 2011: Brad Haddin, Australia's wicketkeeper, has said the use of technology to review decisions should be made uniform across international cricket or thrown out altogether

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Sangakkara calls for extended runs for players

Sep 11, 2011: Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lanka batsman, has called for stability in the team after they gave themselves a chance of staving off a Test match and series defeat by Australia in Pallekele

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Sri Lanka's batting finally comes good

Sep 11, 2011: While their bowling attack has been weakened by retirements, there are no excuses for Sri Lanka's batting failures in this series, and the batsmen took what was, perhaps, their last chance to assert themselves

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Michael Hussey, role model

Sep 11, 2011: He's got the shots, and he can grind when needed. Cricket needs more old-school batsmen like him, not the Suresh Rainas, bred on Twenty20

Ian Chappell

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

No excuses from Ratnayake

Sep 10, 2011: Rumesh Ratnayake, Sri Lanka's interim coach, has denied the team's dire form thus far against Australia is the result of internal discord

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Marsh took playing Test cricket for granted

Sep 10, 2011: As Shaun Marsh basked in the glow of a century for Australia on Test debut, he admitted that as a precocious teenager he had taken for granted the amount of application required of a Test cricketer

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Marsh performs, who will perish?

Sep 10, 2011: Shaun Marsh's debut century has opened up one of Australian cricket's most significant selection debates and has put pressure on numerous incumbents, including Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Another missing frame and Hussey strikes again

Sep 9, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the fourth 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

Unlucky number won't bother Marsh - Hussey

Sep 9, 2011: Michael Hussey says Shaun Marsh has the composure to deal with being 87 not out overnight and praised the debutant's concentration

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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
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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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