Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

666dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Captain Clarke delivers series victory

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

666dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Dilshan to stay at No. 5

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

666dDaniel Brettig at the SSC

At last, a captain's knock

Michael Clarke's poise as a leader has been striking, exhibiting a superb feel for the game. But he waited until the final day of the series to produce the sort of spinal contribution that can define a captain

666dDaniel Brettig at the SSC

As special a day as I've had - Clarke

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

Day 4

666dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Hughes hundred hurts Sri Lanka's hopes

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

666dDaniel Brettig in Colombo

Marsh's lapse of reason

ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the day from the fourth day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, in Colombo

666dSa'adi Thawfeeq

Mathews elated after maiden ton

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

666dDaniel Brettig in Colombo

Katich saga was troubling Hughes - Clarke

Michael Clarke has said the Simon Katich saga and public criticism Phillip Hughes has faced recently was weighing on Hughes' mind before his century on the fourth day in Colombo

Day 3

666dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Mathews helps Sri Lanka build lead

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

666dDaniel Brettig in Colombo

A wrestling match and a lucky catch

ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, in Colombo

666dDaniel Brettig in Colombo

Tough to win from here - Siddle

Peter Siddle, the Australia fast bowler, has said it will be difficult for his side to force a win against Sri Lanka on the final two days of the third Test in Colombo

Day 2

666dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sangakkara guides solid Sri Lanka

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

666dBrydon Coverdale

Not out the right call

The decision review system is not perfect. That's why it was right to reprieve Tharanga Paranavitana on the second afternoon in Colombo

666dDaniel Brettig in Colombo

Second new ball will be key - Hussey

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

Day 1

666dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Marsh stars again on hard-fought day

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

666dDaniel Brettig in Colombo

Worked on leaving the ball well - Marsh

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

666dDaniel Brettig in Colombo

Marsh shows up Ponting and Clarke

Shaun Marsh appeared to be the only man in Australia's top five to have an appropriate grasp of the demands of Test match batting

Others

666dDaniel Brettig in Colombo

Siddle to shed aggro, bowl fuller

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

666dDaniel Brettig in Colombo

Injured Harris ruled out of Test

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