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610dThe Wisden Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Warne and Gillespie star in Australian win

Australia needed just 6.1 overs on the fifth morning to complete victory at Kandy, as Shane Warne and Jason Gillespie struck in quick succession as Australia won by 27 runs to wrap up the series 2-0

610dThe Wisden Verdict by Paul Coupar

Sri Lanka not quite there

The tree-lined ground at Kandy was the stage for some wonderful drama in the second Test, reaching its gripping peak this morning with a 28-run win for Australia

610dThe Wisden Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Jayasuriya's 131 sets up a Kandy classic

Sanath Jayasuriya gave Sri Lanka hope of a remarkable series-levelling victory with an electrifying batting assault on the fourth afternoon at Kandy

610dCharlie Austin

'We can still win' - Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya, whose sparkling 131 put Sri Lanka on course for the unlikeliest of Test victories, insisted that they could still put it off, though they were down to the tail

610dWisden Cricinfo staff

Martyn: 'this was the hardest innings of all'

Damien Martyn completed an emphatic return to form with his second hundred in consecutive matches against Sri Lanka, as Australia manoeuvred themselves into a strong position on the third day at Kandy

610dThe Wisden Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Gilchrist takes control at Kandy

At the end of the day, Australia were on 221 for two, with a 130-run lead, thanks to Adam Gilchrist, who wrested control of the game with an unbeaten 140

610dCharlie Austin

Muralitharan slots into 500-wicket club

Muttiah Muralitharan recovered from a stomach upset to become the thirdbowler in history to take 500 Test wickets, during the first day's play in the second Test against Australia

610dCharlie Austin

Murali: 'I'm aiming for 650'

Muttiah Muralitharan has set his sights on further glories, after becoming the third bowler in Test history to reach the 500-wicket mark, on the opening day of the second Test against Australia at Kandy

610dCharlie Austin

Doing Sri Lanka proud

Muttiah Muralitharan, playing in his hometown, snapped up 4 for 48 and brought up the 500-wicket landmark when he bowled Michael Kapsprowicz through the gate with an offbreak that spun sharply back through the gate

610dThe Wisden Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Martyn grinds out a ton on a wet day

Damien Martyn scored his seventh Test century as Australia reached 320 for five before torrential rain washed out play for the day