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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

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

All-round consistency seals triumph

Sep 21, 2011: In a series where neither team enjoyed a sustained dominance, Australia's disciplined performance with both bat and ball proved to be the crucial difference in the end

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

Johnson 'hasn't lost his mojo' - Clarke

Sep 21, 2011: Australia's captain, Michael Clarke, does not believe Mitchell Johnson is past his best, but he has conceded the selectors will face a tough decision on which fast men to play in the first Test in South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Dilshan to stay at No. 5

Sep 20, 2011: Tillakaratne Dilshan has admitted his side are finding it hard to deal with the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan and said it would take time for them to groom bowlers who could win them Tests

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 5th day

As special a day as I've had - Clarke

Sep 20, 2011: Australia's 1-0 series victory over Sri Lanka, completed with a draw at the SSC in Colombo, was one of Michael Clarke's proudest days

Daniel Brettig at the SSC

Australia news

Nielsen stands down as Australia's coach

Sep 20, 2011: Tim Nielsen has stood down as Australia's coach after helping the side to a series victory in Sri Lanka

Daniel Brettig and Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Captain Clarke delivers series victory

Sep 20, 2011: In his first series as Test captain, Michael Clarke has delivered Australia a 1-0 victory over Sri Lanka, moved them up to fourth in the ICC rankings, and broken his own personal drought with his first Test century in 18 months

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Mathews elated after maiden ton

Sep 19, 2011: Angelo Mathews said that he felt "great" after getting over the barrier of scoring his maiden hundred on the fourth day of the third Test against Australia

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Hughes hundred hurts Sri Lanka's hopes

Sep 19, 2011: Phillip Hughes scored his first Test century in two-and-a -half years to give Australia every chance of playing out a series-winning draw at the SSC

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Mathews helps Sri Lanka build lead

Sep 18, 2011: It took until the third-last day of the series, but Sri Lanka finally delivered all the way through their batting order as Angelo Mathews, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene made half-centuries to grind Australia down at the SSC

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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

Second new ball will be key - Hussey

Sep 17, 2011: Michael Hussey says he is wary of saying he is in good form and believes the second new ball on the third day will be crucial to the fate of the match

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

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

Sangakkara guides solid Sri Lanka

Sep 17, 2011: There are few things Kumar Sangakkara has failed to achieve in Test cricket. As he walked off the SSC ground on the second afternoon of his 100th Test, he knew that one of those unfulfilled goals - playing in a win over Australia - was one step closer

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 1st day

Worked on leaving the ball well - Marsh

Sep 16, 2011: Of all the areas in which Shaun Marsh has excelled in his first two Test innings, leaving the ball unless he has to play it must sit near the top

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

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

Marsh stars again on hard-fought day

Sep 16, 2011: Shaun Marsh justified Australia's decision to keep him at No.3 by making a wonderful 81, but Sri Lanka finished the first day with a slight edge in a match they must win to draw the series

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sangakkara's 100th Test

Two-Test series unsatisfactory - Sangakkara

Sep 15, 2011: On the eve of his 100th Test, Kumar Sangakkara has called on the ICC to do away with two-Test series, describing such scheduling as "unsatisfying"

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo

Siddle to shed aggro, bowl fuller

Sep 15, 2011: Peter Siddle, who will replace the injured Ryan Harris in Austalia's line-up in Colombo, will look to bowl fuller lengths against Sri Lanka, as opposed to his usual short-pitched fare

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo

Injured Harris ruled out of Test

Sep 15, 2011: Peter Siddle will take the place of an injured Ryan Harris in Australia's team for the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo

Daniel Brettig in Colombo

Sangakkara's 100th Test

Sri Lanka's stand-out performer overseas

Sep 15, 2011: Playing in a team whose batsmen have regularly struggled outside Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara has stood out because of his consistency and reliability in away Tests

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo

Sri Lanka look to level series

Sep 15, 2011: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Colombo

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo

Harris in serious doubt for third Test

Sep 14, 2011: Ryan Harris, the Australia fast bowler, is in considerable doubt for the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo after scans revealed a minor hamstring strain sustained on the final day of the second Test in Pallekele

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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