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Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

Opening my primary job - Watson

Sep 13, 2011: Shane Watson has reiterated his desire to stay at the top of the order for Australia but said that if he has to bowl more overs for the team he may need to be played in a different role

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

Australia seek reward for effort

Sep 13, 2011: Australia's meticulous planning and organised performance against a Sri Lankan team that has floundered rather more than it has flourished will count for very little should the hosts gather themselves and win the final Test in Colombo

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

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

Mendis out of third Test

Sep 12, 2011: Ajantha Mendis will play no part in the Test series against Australia, having been ruled out of the final match in Colombo because of a back complaint

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Harris and Marsh pose questions for Clarke

Sep 12, 2011: Michael Clarke must weigh up the fitness of his spearhead Ryan Harris and the century at No. 3 by Shaun Marsh as he travels to Colombo for the third Test

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Haddin calls for DRS consistency

Sep 11, 2011: Brad Haddin, Australia's wicketkeeper, has said the use of technology to review decisions should be made uniform across international cricket or thrown out altogether

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Sangakkara calls for extended runs for players

Sep 11, 2011: Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lanka batsman, has called for stability in the team after they gave themselves a chance of staving off a Test match and series defeat by Australia in Pallekele

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

No excuses from Ratnayake

Sep 10, 2011: Rumesh Ratnayake, Sri Lanka's interim coach, has denied the team's dire form thus far against Australia is the result of internal discord

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Marsh took playing Test cricket for granted

Sep 10, 2011: As Shaun Marsh basked in the glow of a century for Australia on Test debut, he admitted that as a precocious teenager he had taken for granted the amount of application required of a Test cricketer

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Unlucky number won't bother Marsh - Hussey

Sep 9, 2011: Michael Hussey says Shaun Marsh has the composure to deal with being 87 not out overnight and praised the debutant's concentration

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Clarke's a thinking captain, says Hussey

Sep 8, 2011: Michael Hussey couldn't believe that Michael Clarke was giving him a bowl, but, according to him, there was method to his captain's madness

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Dilshan demands batting improvement

Sep 8, 2011: Sri Lanka's captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has demanded more from his batsmen following their first-innings surrender for 174 in the second Test against Australia in Pallekele

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Technology in cricket

Sutherland a fan of ball-tracking

Sep 7, 2011: Cricket Australia's chief executive, James Sutherland, believes cricket will hold itself up to ridicule unless technology used in the decision review system is consistent across all series

Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele

Marsh to press Hughes, Khawaja for spots

Sep 7, 2011: Shaun Marsh, could press Phil Hughes and Usman Khawaja for a place in the Australia XI when Ricky Ponting returns, with captain Michael Clarke saying there were "no guarantees" for batting berths in the side

Daniel Brettig in Kandy

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele

Eranga favoured to debut

Sep 7, 2011: Shaminda Eranga, the fast bowler, has a strong chance to make his Test debut for Sri Lanka in the second Test that begins tomorrow in Pallekele, as left-arm seamer Chanaka Welegedara struggles with a knee problem

Daniel Brettig in Kandy

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele

Sri Lanka search for Test match focus

Sep 7, 2011: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Pallekele

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele

Haddin advises patience with Lyon

Sep 6, 2011: Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has counselled the national selectors to be patient with fledgling spin bowler Nathan Lyon, and said that Lyon has plenty of development ahead before his talent can bloom fully

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele

Shaun Marsh set for debut at No. 3

Sep 6, 2011: Shaun Marsh will bat at No. 3 for Australia in place of the absent Ricky Ponting in the second Test in Pallekele

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

Technology in cricket

'Tracking mistake' on Hughes lbw

Sep 6, 2011: Hawk-Eye's custodians have admitted the depiction of Phil Hughes' second-innings lbw dismissal in the Galle Test was rendered inaccurate by "a tracking mistake"

Daniel Brettig

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele

Shaun Marsh bats for respect

Sep 5, 2011: Shaun Marsh is aware of the criticisms pointed in his direction as he contemplates a Test debut against Sri Lanka

Daniel Brettig in Kandy

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle

Galle dustbowl rated 'poor' by ICC

Sep 5, 2011: Sri Lankan cricket authorities face formal sanction for Galle's dustbowl first Test pitch after it was officially rated "poor" by the ICC match referee Chris Broad

Daniel Brettig in Kandy
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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Sep 8-12, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011
Australia won by 125 runs
SL Board XI v Australians at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 25-27, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 22, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
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