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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

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

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

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, 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, 5th day

Rain helps Sri Lanka salvage a draw

Sep 12, 2011: Australia did many things right in the second Test but in the end they couldn't beat the Pallekele weather, or Sri Lanka, as the match faded away to a gloomy draw on the fifth afternoon

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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

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

Solid Sangakkara fights for Sri Lanka

Sep 11, 2011: Australia's chances of victory faded with the light around Pallekele on the fourth afternoon, as Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene settled in on a pitch offering little for the bowlers

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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
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Series 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
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