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Second Test

Australia v Sri Lanka

2005:

Robert Craddock

First Test

Australia v Sri Lanka

2005:

Robert Craddock

Tour Summary

The Sri Lankans in Australia, 2004

2005: The Sri Lankans in Australia, 2004

Robert Craddock

PwC Test batting ratings

Hayden closes the gap

Jul 15, 2004: Matthew Hayden's two centuries in the second Test at Cairns meant he closed the gap behind Brian Lara and Rahul Dravid to just seven points in the PwC batting ratings, although he remains in third place

Wisden Cricinfo staff

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

A 109-year old tradition

Jul 13, 2004: Shane Warne came tantalisingly close to breaking Muttiah Muralitharan's record of 527 Test wickets in the second Test against Sri Lanka at Cairns

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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

Warne - 'I'm proud of my efforts'

Jul 13, 2004: Shane Warne expressed his mixed feelings at the end of the drawn second Test against Sri Lanka at Cairns, after drawing level with Muttiah Muralitharan's world record of 527 wickets

Wisden Cricinfo staff

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

Glenn McGrath fined for swearing

Jul 13, 2004: Glenn McGrath has been fined 25 percent of his match fee, after breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct with an audible obscenity

Wisden Cricinfo staff

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

It's 527-all, as Sri Lanka hang on

Jul 12, 2004: Chaminda Vaas and Nuwan Zoysa hung on through a tension-filled last few minutes, thwarting everything that Shane Warne threw at them, as Sri Lanka forced a draw in the second Test at Cairns

The Bulletin by Christian Ryan

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

Gillespie backs Warne to make an impact

Jul 12, 2004: Jason Gillespie, who took 2 for 20 today, said that Shane Warne would have plenty of opportunities to take wickets tomorrow

Wisden Cricinfo staff

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

Hayden and Martyn set up a classic finish

Jul 11, 2004: On a day that rained water, wickets and runs, Australia muscled themselves into a strong position in the second Test at Cairns

Christian Ryan

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

Atapattu leads Sri Lankan riposte

Jul 11, 2004: Marvan Atapattu stroked a classy 133 - his 15th Test century - while the middle order chipped in with useful contributions to ensure that Sri Lanka were comfortably placed at close of play on the third day

The Bulletin by Christian Ryan

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cairns, 2nd day

Atapattu and Sangakkara lead the chase to 517

Jul 10, 2004: Marvan Atapattu and Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka reach 2 for 184 at the end of the second day of the second Test at Cairns

Christian Ryan

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cairns, 2nd day

Australia stumble to a big total

Jul 10, 2004: Australia lost five wickets this morning, almost all to reckelss shotmaking, as Sri Lanka tried to claw their way back into the match

Christian Ryan

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cairns, 1st day

Put them in at your peril

Jul 9, 2004: The last time Australia lost a match at home when they were sent in to bat was in 1986

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cairns, 1st day

Langer and Hayden torment Sri Lanka

Jul 9, 2004: Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden put Australia in complete command with a 255-run opening partnership on the first day of the second Test at Cairns

Christian Ryan

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, 1st day, Cairns

The slaughter continues

Jul 9, 2004: Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden had shared double-century stands five times before today

Christian Ryan

Future of international cricket in northern Australia

Ponting backs Darwin and Cairns

Jul 8, 2004: Ricky Ponting threw his weight solidly behind Cairns and Darwin as Test venues despite criticism from some quarters about those centres

AAP

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cairns

Ponting returns to haunt Sri Lanka

Jul 8, 2004: Ricky Ponting will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Steve Waugh, Adam Gilchrist and Mark Taylor by winning his first Test as captain on Australian soil, when the second and final match against Sri Lanka begins at Cairns this morning.

Christian Ryan

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cairns

It could be a fast bouncy pitch, says curator

Jul 8, 2004: Kevin Mitchell, the groundsman from the Gabba, reckons that the pitch at the Cazaly Stadium in Cairns could turn out to be a bouncy one

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cairns

'We have the skill to perform on a fair pitch' - Jayawardene

Jul 8, 2004: Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan vice-captain, is confident of levelling the series in the second Test in the Bundaberg Rum Stadium in Cairns, beginning tomorrow, and hoped that the match would be played on a fair pitch

Sa'adi Thawfeeq
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Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Cairns - Jul 9-13, 2004
Match drawn
Australia v Sri Lanka at Darwin - Jul 1-3, 2004
Australia won by 149 runs
Northern Territory Chief Minister's XI v Sri Lankans at Darwin - Jun 24-27, 2004
Sri Lankans won by 5 wickets
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