Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

477dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia win despite Sangakkara's 192

Kumar Sangakkara's 192 was the big difference between the scripts in Brisbane and Hobart but Sri Lanka were denied a fairytale ending as Brett Lee grabbed four wickets and Australia secured a 2-0 series victory with their 14th consecutive Test win

Day 2

477dCricinfo staff

A century of sixes

Adam Gilchrist became the first batsman to hit 100 sixes in Test cricket

Day 1

477dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Sangakkara digs in for big climb

Kumar Sangakkara's century gave Sri Lanka reason to cheer but they still faced a huge challenge to avoid defeat after Brett Lee grabbed two wickets in two balls to bring Australia's 14th consecutive win closer

477dThe Bulletin by Jenny Thompson

Clarke, Gilchrist and Symonds pile on the pain

Adam Gilchrist and Andrew Symonds picked up where Michael Hussey and Michael Clarke had left off, and then some, as Australia made 5 for 524 before declaring on another dominant day in Hobart

477dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka suffer a Jaques and Hussey rerun

The first day in Hobart gave Sri Lanka flashbacks of Brisbane as Phil Jaques and Michael Hussey each scored their second consecutive century and Australia went to stumps at 3 for 329

477dPeter English in Hobart

Missing magic, and missing school

Peter English presents the Plays of the day at the end of the fourth day's play of Australia's second Test against Sri Lanka

477dCricinfo staff

Australia's tired bowlers ready for rehab

Australia's tired bowlers will be given a chance to put their feet up after securing a 2-0 series victory with another solid performance in Hobart

477dPeter English in Hobart

Lee enjoys being pace spearhead

Brett Lee explains why Australia didn't enforce the follow-on and says he enjoys being the pace spearhead

477dPeter English in Hobart

Koertzen says sorry to Sangakkara

Rudi Koertzen apologised to Kumar Sangakkara for the mistake that prevented the batsman from reaching a seventh double-century and extinguished the slim chance Sri Lanka had of levelling the series in Hobart

477dPeter English in Hobart

A bat break, and some lucky breaks

Peter English presents the Plays of the day at the end of the third day's play of Australia's second Test against Sri Lanka

477dPeter English in Hobart

Injury and weather squash SL further

Peter English presents the Plays of the day at the end of the second day's play of Australia's second Test against Sri Lanka

477dPeter English in Hobart

Subs, smoke and short stuff

Peter English presents the Plays of the day at the end of the fifth day's play of Australia's second Test against Sri Lanka

477dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Hobart

Bayliss calls for more discipline from bowlers

Trevor Bayliss, the Sri Lanka coach, called on his fast bowlers to be more disciplined after they took another hammering at the hands of Australia on the first day of the second Test at the Bellerive Oval

477dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Hobart

First session will be key, says Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara, whose magnificent unbeaten century has ensured Sri Lanka are still in the hunt in the second Test, admitted that the contest was not over yet

Others

477dPeter English in Hobart

India may be tougher - Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes India will provide a stronger contest than Sri Lanka and has warned the new captain Anil Kumble to expect extra heat during the four-Test series that starts on Boxing Day

477dPeter English in Hobart

Lee rises to the challenge

Great bowlers need to claim the important breakthroughs as well as regular hauls. In two balls Brett Lee delivered

678dInterview by Andrew Fernando

When Sanga took on Australia

The last time Sri Lanka played a Test in Hobart, they nearly pulled off an impossible heist. Kumar Sangakkara looks back at his epic innings there

477dPeter English in Hobart

Nielsen tells MacGill to get fit

Stuart MacGill has been given a month to prove he is fit enough to cope with the heavy demands of Australia's upcoming Test schedule

477dPeter English in Hobart

A hero's burden

Five visiting leaders have got centuries in Australia since 2001-02 and improved their standing. Mahela Jayawardene's stock is up, but his team remains down

477dPeter English in Hobart

Staying the same

There was no need to speculate during Jaques' display and he swung the day for Australia. Watching new players succeed is not dull, but the sceptics have a point. The more Australia change the more they stay the same

477dPeter English in Hobart

Unrewarded brilliance

Whenever Sri Lankans look back to 2007 they will always wonder what would have happened if Kumar Sangakkara did not tear his hamstring in the tour game in Adelaide

477dPeter English in Hobart

Murali lacks bite in record chase

Unless Muttiah Muralitharan conjures a second-innings miracle that might never happen he will leave Australia without the world record

477dCricinfo staff

Ponting calls for attacking cricket

Ricky Ponting has challenged the rest of the world to adopt a more attacking attitude in a bid to get more people interested in Tests

Sri Lanka 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15MS AtapattuMG Vandort
2nd143MS AtapattuKC Sangakkara
3rd0DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th107ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
5th7LPC SilvaKC Sangakkara
6th0HAPW JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
7th12KC SangakkaraMF Maharoof
8th6KC SangakkaraCRD Fernando
9th74KC SangakkaraSL Malinga
10th46M MuralitharanSL Malinga