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Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle

Slow and steady Copeland winning the pace race

Aug 28, 2011: Michael Clarke believes Trent Copeland's lack of pace can aid the tourists in against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle from Wednesday

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

SL Board XI v Australians, Colombo, 3rd day

Beer builds his spin vocabulary

Aug 27, 2011: Quietly and unobtrusively Michael Beer has bolstered his knowledge of spin bowling on the subcontinent across his first three days of cricket in Sri Lanka

Daniel Brettig at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka Board XI v Australians, Colombo, 3rd day

Thirimanne gets century in draw

Aug 27, 2011: Lahiru Thirimanne pushed for a berth in Sri Lanka's squad for the first Test with an unbeaten 100 for the Board XI against the Australians on the final day of the tour match at the P Sara Oval

The Report by Daniel Brettig at P Sara Oval

SL Board XI v Australians, Colombo, 2nd day

Khawaja converts form into runs

Aug 26, 2011: Usman Khawaja's hundred vindicated his notion that he never felt out of form despite making only 52 runs from four innings on Australia A's recent tour of Zimbabwe

Daniel Brettig at P Sara Oval

SL Board XI v Australians, Colombo, 2nd day

Khawaja ton gives Australians lead

Aug 26, 2011: Calm, judicious and still in defence, Usman Khawaja never hesitated to score when the opportunity arose, and a chanceless 101 retired was his fitting reward, as the Australians took the lead with five wickets in hand and a day to play

Daniel Brettig at P Sara Oval

Ireland v England, Only ODI, Dublin

Morgan's victorious homecoming

Aug 25, 2011: ESPNcricinfo's Plays of the Day from the one-off ODI between Ireland and England in Dublin

Andrew McGlashan in Dublin

SL Board XI v Australians, Colombo, 1st day

Copeland boosts selection chances

Aug 25, 2011: A too-thin layer of sunblock was about the only mistake Trent Copeland made on his first day as an Australian cricketer as he knocked over Sri Lanka Board XI's top order on his way to figures of 5 for 47

Daniel Brettig at P Sara Oval

SL Board XI v Australians, Colombo, 1st day

Copeland five-for restricts SL Board XI to 258

Aug 25, 2011: Trent Copeland grabbed five wickets for the Australians against Sri Lanka Board XI to make a compelling case for selection in the first Test in Galle next week

Daniel Brettig at P Sara Oval

SL Board XI v Australians, Colombo

Watson concerns put toilers in pace frame

Aug 24, 2011: Australian concerns about the workload of Shane Watson may yet allow Peter Siddle and Trent Copeland to jump the queue for selection

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

SL Board XI v Australians, Colombo

Tour match headaches for tourists

Aug 24, 2011: Australia have more players in need of match practice than they can fit into the team for the tour match against a Sri Lankan Board XI, and the only certainty is that Phil Hughes will open

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

SL Board XI v Australians, Colombo

This time, Hughes will do it his way

Aug 24, 2011: Phillip Hughes is determined to play his own way against Sri Lanka, having learnt that even the best-intentioned coaching advice can lead to muddled thoughts and meagre scores

Daniel Brettig in Colombo
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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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