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Sri Lanka leapfrog India to second in ODI rankings

Nov 9, 2010: Sri Lanka have surged ahead of India to second place in the ICC ODI rankings following their 2-1 series win against table-toppers Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Brisbane

Series win best of my captaincy - Sangakkara

Nov 7, 2010: Kumar Sangakkara has rated the series win over Australia as the best of his captaincy, but said his team must avoid lapses like the one at the Gabba if it is to be the best in the world

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Brisbane

A minor boost ahead of larger challenges

Nov 7, 2010: "Can we start our summer now?" Michael Clarke asked the question after Australia had ended a seven-match losing streak with an eight-wicket win over a switched-off Sri Lanka at the Gabba

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Brisbane

McKay ends Australia's losing streak

Nov 7, 2010: Sri Lanka's series-winning hangover allowed Australia to end their seven-match losing streak as Clint McKay and Mitchell Starc set up the eight-wicket victory

The Bulletin by Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Brisbane

Australia run out of focus

Nov 6, 2010: No moment highlighted Australia's fall from world beaters to stragglers more than when Shane Watson's knee stopped a certain run-out

Peter English

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Brisbane

Australia hope to avoid losing record

Nov 6, 2010: Cricinfo's preview of the third ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Gabba

Peter English

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Sydney

Sangakkara credits Sri Lanka's self-belief in series win

Nov 5, 2010: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara was unsurprisingly full of praise for his team after they wrapped up their first ever series victory on Australian soil with a 29-run win in the second one-dayer at the Sydney Cricket Ground

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Sydney

Sri Lanka break series drought on rainy night

Nov 5, 2010: Sri Lanka came on this tour with the goal of beating Australia in a series and achieved it with a match to spare

The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Sydney

Sri Lanka seek first series win in Australia

Nov 4, 2010: Cricinfo's preview of the second ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka at the SCG

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Sydney

Ferguson replaces injured Marsh in ODI squad

Nov 4, 2010: Callum Fergsuon will join Australia's one-day international squad ahead of Friday's second match in Sydney after Shaun Marsh was ruled out due to a back injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Melbourne

Australia forget how to win

Nov 3, 2010: The word 'choke' was not uttered when Michael Clarke answered questions about Australia's scarcely believable defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Melbourne

Sangakkara savours stunning comeback

Nov 3, 2010: Kumar Sangakkara is not a man to indulge in hyperbole, but even he rated Sri Lanka's miraculous comeback win at the MCG as one of the two best victories in his 277-game career

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Melbourne

Mathews and Malinga script stunning victory

Nov 3, 2010: Thisara Perera's five-wicket haul ensured Australia's total wasn't too imposing but Michael Hussey at least gave the hosts a competitive score, and eased a small amount of the pressure on him in the lead-up to the Ashes

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Melbourne

Ponting backs out-of-form Hussey to bounce back

Nov 2, 2010: Michael Hussey will walk on to the MCG on Wednesday under immense pressure ahead of the Ashes, but his captain Ricky Ponting believes Hussey will come good before the first Test

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Melbourne

Sangakkara quietly confident ahead of ODIs

Nov 2, 2010: Kumar Sangakkara knows his side has the momentum and he is aware Australia are struggling, but he is not getting carried away with the idea of leading Sri Lanka to their first series victory in Australia`

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Melbourne

Australia seek to regain winning feeling

Nov 2, 2010: Cricinfo's preview of the first ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka at the MCG

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Melbourne

Ponting to miss first ODI against Sri Lanka

Nov 2, 2010: Ricky Ponting will miss Australia's first one-day international against Sri Lanka in Melbourne on Wednesday after the death of his grandmother in Tasmania

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka 2010-11

Australia need momentum for Ashes - Clarke

Nov 1, 2010: Australia must turn around their form in the three one-day internationals against Sri Lanka so they can enter the Ashes with some momentum, according to Michael Clarke

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Sri Lanka, one-off T20, Perth

'We got outplayed' - Michael Clarke

Oct 31, 2010: Australia captain Michael Clarke has said his side were outplayed by Sri Lanka in the only Twenty20 game between the two teams

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Sri Lanka, one-off T20, Perth

Dominant Sri Lanka crush Australia

Oct 31, 2010: A brutal Sri Lankan performance delivered Australia their first Twenty20 defeat at home

Peter English
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Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Nov 7, 2010
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 170 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Nov 5, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 29 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Nov 3, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket (with 34 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth - Oct 31, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
NSW v Sri Lankans at Sydney - Oct 27, 2010
Sri Lankans won by 22 runs (D/L method)
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