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Australia in Sri Lanka, 2011-12

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

Peter Lalor

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, 5th day

Harris as valuable as he is fragile

Sep 12, 2011: Australia's success thus far in Sri Lanka could not have taken place without Ryan Harris and his combination of speed, swing and seam

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Rain helps Sri Lanka salvage a draw

Sep 12, 2011: Australia did many things right in the second Test but in the end they couldn't beat the Pallekele weather, or Sri Lanka, as the match faded away to a gloomy draw on the fifth afternoon

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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, 4th day

Sri Lanka's batting finally comes good

Sep 11, 2011: While their bowling attack has been weakened by retirements, there are no excuses for Sri Lanka's batting failures in this series, and the batsmen took what was, perhaps, their last chance to assert themselves

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Solid Sangakkara fights for Sri Lanka

Sep 11, 2011: Australia's chances of victory faded with the light around Pallekele on the fourth afternoon, as Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene settled in on a pitch offering little for the bowlers

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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, 3rd day

Marsh performs, who will perish?

Sep 10, 2011: Shaun Marsh's debut century has opened up one of Australian cricket's most significant selection debates and has put pressure on numerous incumbents, including Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Marsh and Hussey star before rain sets in

Sep 10, 2011: There was plenty for Australia to celebrate on the third day in Pallekele - Shaun Marsh's hundred on debut, and Michael Hussey's 14th Test century - but Sri Lanka ended the day with some hope of salvaging a draw after rain washed out almost the entire aft

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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

Another missing frame and Hussey strikes again

Sep 9, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, in Pallekele

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, 2nd day

Sangakkara's role-switch, Watson's Dilshan-moment

Sep 9, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the second day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, in Pallekele

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Newcastle revisited

Sep 9, 2011: Shaun Marsh's maiden first-class ton came in the company of Michael Hussey eight years ago in Newcastle, and, so far, he's looked good to repeat the feat in Test cricket in Pallekele

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele

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

Marsh and Hussey power Australia

Sep 9, 2011: Shaun Marsh and Michael Hussey drove Australia into a powerful position at stumps on the second day in Pallekele

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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

The leader and the left-over

Sep 8, 2011: While Michael Clarke has looked the part of leader of his team in the series so far, Tillakaratne Dilshan seems to be finding it hard to cope with the complex demands of captaining Sri Lanka

Daniel Brettig in Pallekele
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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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