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Australia in Sri Lanka, 2011-12

Nov 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the first Test, Sri Lanka v Australia in Sri Lanka, 2011-12

Peter Lalor

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle

SLC gets official warning for Galle pitch

Oct 7, 2011: The ICC has given Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) an official warning for preparing a "poor" pitch in Galle for the first Test against Australia that was played from August 31-September 3

ESPNcricinfo staff

'My focus was on how I was going to score off every ball'

Sep 29, 2011: Mahela Jayawardene's recent fourth-innings hundred in Galle was one for the ages, produced over nearly four hours in conditions favouring the bowling side. He looks back at what went into the knock

As told to Daniel Brettig

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

Better Galle than blandness

Sep 7, 2011: Why is a pitch that does a little too much deemed so much worse than one that's dead from day one?

Rob Steen

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

Greig's smile, Lyon's chance

Sep 5, 2011: The stories behind the stories, in our reporter's recap of his first fortnight in Sri Lanka covering the Australia tour

Daniel Brettig

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

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

The new and improved Shane Watson

Sep 4, 2011: Armed with reverse-swing, suffocating accuracy and a pace only mildly above medium, Shane Watson has transformed into a Test bowler of international class

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle

We'd have won bowling first too - Watson

Sep 4, 2011: Shane Watson, the Australia vice-captain, has said his side bowled so well to Sri Lanka's batsman that they would have won the first Test in Galle even if they had lost the toss and fielded first

Daniel Brettig in Galle

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

'We've come to win three Test matches' - Clarke

Sep 3, 2011: Michael Clarke rejoiced after a job well done in his first Test as full-time captain and selector, and saved special praise for Ryan Harris

Daniel Brettig in Galle

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

I'm not going to change my batting - Dilshan

Sep 3, 2011: Tillakaratne Dilshan, the Sri Lanka captain, has said he will not consider changing the way he bats after a pair of impetuous innings contributed to his team's heavy defeat by Australia in the first Test in Galle

Daniel Brettig

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

Ricky Ponting to miss second Test

Sep 3, 2011: Ricky Ponting's 100th Test win arrived in the nick of time to allow him to fly home for the birth of his second child

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Ricky Ponting's 100th Test win

The proudest century

Sep 3, 2011: Success to Ricky Ponting is not about trophies, nor about his place in the pantheon - it is about winning Test matches

Daniel Brettig

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

Rain and the tail fail to support hosts

Sep 3, 2011: ESPNcricinfo's Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Galle

Daniel Brettig in Galle

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

Harris takes five in Australia's victory

Sep 3, 2011: The Michael Clarke era might not match the Ricky Ponting years for sheer victory numbers, but Clarke has at least started his tenure as Australia's full-time Test captain the same way as his predecessor - with a comfortable win over Sri Lanka in Galle

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Hostile Harris gets reward

Sep 2, 2011: Ryan Harris scooped 3 for 24 on day three as Australia closed in on a deserved victory, and rightly viewed his success as the reward for consistently hostile and accurate bursts

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Australia's heart-starter

Sep 2, 2011: This Australian side is an enormous distance from being a great team, or even a very good one, but it has shown willingness to work hard and scrap heartily for success

Daniel Brettig in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Problems with the pitch-mat?

Sep 2, 2011: Plays of the Day from the third day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Australia

Daniel Brettig in Galle

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

Umpires ask ICC to look in to Hughes' dismissal

Sep 2, 2011: Simon Taufel has referred Phil Hughes' lbw dismissal in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia to the ICC as a serious question mark against the accuracy of Hawk-Eye, the ball tracking technology

Daniel Brettig in Galle
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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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