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'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

Third Test

Sri Lanka v Australia

2005: Australia in Sri Lanka, 2003-04

Paul Coupar

Second Test

Sri Lanka v Australia

2005: Australia in Sri Lanka, 2003-04

Paul Coupar

First Test

Sri Lanka v Australia

2005: Australia in Sri Lanka, 2003-04

Paul Coupar

Fifth One-Day International

Sri Lanka v Australia

2005: Australia in Sri Lanka, 2003-04

Paul Coupar

Fourth One-Day International

Sri Lanka v Australia

2005: Australia in Sri Lanka, 2003-04

Paul Coupar

Third One-Day International

Sri Lanka v Australia

2005: Australia in Sri Lanka, 2003-04

Paul Coupar

Second One-Day International

Sri Lanka v Australia

2005: Australia in Sri Lanka, 2003-04

Paul Coupar

First One-Day International

Sri Lanka v Australia

2005: Australia in Sri Lanka, 2003-04

Paul Coupar

Tour Summary

The Australians in Sri Lanka, 2003-04

2005: The Australians in Sri Lanka, 2003-04,

Paul Coupar

The Friday Column

The dead-rubber expert, and Vettori's woes

Apr 2, 2004: Perhaps numbers never do reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it

S Rajesh

The throwing controversy rumbles on

Save the doosra

Apr 1, 2004: As might have been expected, an entire nation has been roused to indignation over Chris Broad's decision to report Muthiah Muralitharan's doosra as suspect

Sambit Bal

The chucking controversy

Let science be the judge

Mar 31, 2004: Science must be the judge and the jury, not the heart or naked eye, says Charlie Austin

Wisden Comment by Charlie Austin

Chucking controversy

Mani defends ICC stance

Mar 30, 2004: Ehsan Mani, the president of the ICC, has attacked the claims of bias being levelled against the ICC, after its match referee, Chris Broad, reported Muttiah Muralitharan for a suspected illegal bowling action

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Another chucking controversy

Ranatunga launches scathing attack on Chris Broad

Mar 30, 2004: Arjuna Ranatunga has reacted angrily to Chris Broad's decision to report Muttiah Muralitharan for having a suspect bowling action when he bowls his doosra, suggesting that his decision may have been racially motivated

Charlie Austin

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

The Murali muddle is more than just cricket

Mar 28, 2004: Chris Broad's decision to report Muttiah Muralitharan for a suspect bowling action will reverberate far beyond the cricket field in Sri Lanka

The Wisden Verdict by Paul Coupar in Colombo

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

Warne - 'I'm back spinning the ball big time'

Mar 28, 2004: Shane Warne had toiled for much of this match, but struck gold on the last session of the final day

Paul Coupar

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

Tillakaratne steps down from captaincy

Mar 28, 2004: Hashan Tillakaratne tendered his resignation as Sri Lanka Test captain after Sri Lanka were whitewashed at home for the first time in history by Australia on Sunday

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Another chucking controversy

Murali reported for suspect action

Mar 28, 2004: Muttiah Muralitharan has been reported by Chris Broad, the match referee of the Test series between Sri Lanka and Asutralia, for having a suspect action

Charlie Austin in Colombo

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

Australia complete a remarkable win

Mar 28, 2004: With only 1.2 overs to go in the final session of the last day of the third Test, Michael Kasprowicz rapped Herath on the pads to complete a remarkable victory for Australia

The Wisden Bulletin by Charlie Austin
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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 24-28, 2004
Australia won by 121 runs
Sri Lanka v Australia at Kandy - Mar 16-20, 2004
Australia won by 27 runs
Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle - Mar 8-12, 2004
Australia won by 197 runs
SL BP XI v Australians at Colombo (CCC) - Mar 2-4, 2004
Australians won by 245 runs
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Feb 29, 2004
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
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