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Third Test

Sri Lanka v West Indies

2003: At Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, November 29, 30, December 1, 2, 3

Carl Hooper hopes young side learn from Sri Lankan disaster

Dec 3, 2001: Captain Carl Hooper paid tribute to Sri Lanka after their three-nil drumming and hoped that his inexperienced side would learn from the humbling experience

Charlie Austin

Tillakaratne double-century sets up victory chance on final day

Dec 2, 2001: Prior to tea a military helicopter circled the Sinhalese Sports Club before a seven-man team of elite commandos sky-dived into the stadium during the interval

Charlie Austin

Tillakaratne dominates third day at SSC

Dec 1, 2001: Veteran left-hander Hashan Tillakaratne scored his second century of the series and Russel Arnold partially broke off the shackles of poor form as Sri Lanka batted throughout the third day of this third and final Janashakthi National Test match

Charlie Austin

Brain Lara soars again

Nov 30, 2001: It is on days like this, with the sun burning down from a blue sky, the pitch flawless, the outfield like a billiard table top and his mind intently focused on a particular objective that Brian Lara can elevate batting to heights reserved for a

Tony Cozier

Chaminda Vaas conjures up Houdini-like recovery

Nov 30, 2001: Despite the heroics of Brian Lara, who scored 221, his third double century and the highest ever Test score by a touring batsman in Sri Lanka, the home side finished the day with a bounce in their step thanks mainly to a career best seven-wicket haul

Charlie Austin

Brian Lara shines again at Sinhalese Sports Club

Nov 29, 2001: West Indian morale was given a much-needed boost at a sun splashed Sinhalese Sports Club on Thursday, as Brian Lara made full use of a flat pitch to score his second century of the series

Charlie Austin
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