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Sri Lanka v Australia

2005: Australia in Sri Lanka, 2003-04

Paul Coupar

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

A study in sepia

Mar 16, 2004: Roving Reporter in Kandy

Roving Reporter by Paul Coupar in Kandy

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

'I totally blame the batting' - Tillakaratne

Mar 12, 2004: Despite dominating for the first two days, Sri Lanka ultimately capitulated rather meekly

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

'I don't think I could have bowled better' - Warne

Mar 12, 2004: Shane Warne became the first spinner in the history of the game to reach the 500-wicket mark as he tore apart the Sri Lankan batting order

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

A day to celebrate

Mar 12, 2004: At 1.38pm with the Galle Fort, the Indian Ocean and most of Australia behind him, Shane Warne sent down a fizzing legspinner

Paul Coupar

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

A remarkable comeback

Mar 12, 2004: Shane Warne completed a remarkable comeback to Test cricket by claiming the four wickets he needed on the final day to become the first spinner to take 500 Test wickets

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Warne reaches 500 as Sri Lanka are routed

Mar 12, 2004: Warne took centerstage on the final, action-packed, day as he ripped through Sri Lanka's batting and rushing to the magical 500-wicket landmark as Australia recorded a famous win

The Wisden Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

A day when Tillakaratne just couldn't make up his mind

Mar 11, 2004: Sri Lanka's position at the end of the fourth day at Galle was bad, and worse than it might have been, thanks to some confused captaincy

The Wisden Verdict by Paul Coupar in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

'They played Murali very well' - Dyson

Mar 11, 2004: After being completely dominated on the fourth day at Galle, Sri Lanka would need a special performance on the final day to pull off a victory in the first Test

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

'Hooksey would have been proud' - Lehmann

Mar 11, 2004: Darren Lehmann and Damien Martyn struck contrasting centuries and put Australia in complete command at the end of the fourth day at Galle

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Martyn and Lehmann put Australia in control

Mar 11, 2004: After a commanding batting performance, Australia set Sri Lanka a daunting target of 352 in the first Test at Galle

The Wisden Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

The mystery of the missing crowd

Mar 8, 2004: A fascinating Test match - and series - started today in Galle ..

Roving Reporter by Paul Coupar in Galle
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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
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Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
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