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

'Our batting and catching let us down'

For Hashan Tillakaratne, it was the second time in consecutive Tests that he had let slip the initiative

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

'I don't think I could have bowled much better'

Shane Warne dashed Sri Lankan hopes quickly on the fifth morning, taking two of the three wickets as Australia wrapped up the win to take the series 2-0

The Wisden Verdict by Paul Coupar

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

Sri Lanka not quite there

The tree-lined ground at Kandy was the stage for some wonderful drama in the second Test, reaching its gripping peak this morning with a 28-run win for Australia

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

'We can still win' - Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya, whose sparkling 131 put Sri Lanka on course for the unlikeliest of Test victories, insisted that they could still put it off, though they were down to the tail

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

Martyn: 'this was the hardest innings of all'

Damien Martyn completed an emphatic return to form with his second hundred in consecutive matches against Sri Lanka, as Australia manoeuvred themselves into a strong position on the third day at Kandy

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

Gilchrist - 'I was pleased to make an impact'

Australia had taken up a commanding position by the end of the second day's play at Kandy, thanks to an unbeaten 140 from Adam Gilchrist