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Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd Test at Hobart
AUS vs SL, 2nd Test: Australia complete series sweep of Sri Lanka
Nov 20, 2007Kumar Sangakkara was robbed of a possible double century by a shocking umpiring decision as Australia won the second Test by 96 runs today.
Chasing a world-record total of 507 to win on a flat Bellerive Oval pitch, the tourists resumed on 3-247 this morning and were bowled out for 410 in the third over after lunch.
Australia won the two-match series 2-0 and claimed their 14th consecutive win, two short of the world record set by Steve Waugh's Australian side in 2001.
Second Test, Hobart (day five): Australia 542-5d & 210-2d bt Sri Lanka 246 & 410 by 86 runs
AUS vs SL, 2nd Test: Jaques ton puts Aussies in control
Nov 16, 2007Mike Hussey and Phil Jacques posted back-to-back hundreds and Muttiah Muralitharan closed in a bowling world record Friday in the second test between Australia and Sri Lanka.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Australia reached 329 for three at the end of the first day at Bellerive Oval. Hussey, who also scored a century in Australia's innings and 40-run win in the first test at Brisbane, was unbeaten on 101 and Michael Clarke was batting on 8. Jacques was out for 150 and Sri Lankan spin bowler Muralitharan, who started the Bellerive match needing seven wickets to surpass Shane Warne's record 708 test wickets, returned 1-62 from 25 overs.
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AUS vs SL, 1st Test: Australia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs
Nov 12, 2007Australia has thrashed Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs on the fifth day of the first Test at the Gabba.
Paceman Brett Lee took three of the five wickets to fall on the final day which was interrupted twice by rain. Resuming on 5-218 this morning after being asked to follow on, the tourists went to lunch at 9-290 and were soon bowled out for 300 after the break.
Man-of-the-match Lee took 4-86 in the second innings for match figures of 8-112. Leading the attack for the first time since Glenn McGrath's retirement, Lee took the second wicket of the day when the paceman hit the off stump of Farveez Maharoof (18) at 7-259. Maharoof had been unsettled by three short balls earlier in the over and failed to get forward to a leg-cutter.
After a second rain delay, Lee had Chamara Silva caught at third man for 43. Lee took his eighth wicket of the match in his next over, bowling Dilhara Fernando for four as lunch was taken.
Stuart Clark had grabbed his 50th wicket in his 10th Test by removing wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene lbw for one in the sixth over of the day. Clark (2-75) wrapped up the result for Australia, their 13th consecutive Test win, by bowling Muttiah Muralitharan for four 10 minutes after lunch with Chaminda Vaas remaining 11 not out.
Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill yesterday reached the 200-wicket milestone in his 41st Test, the equal fourth-fastest in cricket history. Queensland left-arm quick Mitchell Johnson took 2-49 and 2-47 in an encouraging debut.
The two-Test series concludes with the second match in Hobart starting on Friday.
First Test, Brisbane, (day five): Australia 551-4d beat Sri Lanka 211 & 300 by an innings and 40 runs
AUS vs SL, 1st Test: Vandort leads Lankan fightback against Australia
Nov 11, 2007Michael Vandort (82) and skipper Mahela Jayawardane (49) led Sri Lanka's fightback against Australia but the visitors still trailed by 122 runs before bad light forced an early end to the fourth day of the first cricket Test in Brisbane on Sunday.
On a day punctuated by spells of rain, the Lankans, who were forced to follow on after being bundled out for 211 in reply to Australia's first innings total of 551/4 declared, scored 218 of five. Vandort's 170-ball knock, which was his first fifty against Austraia and third overall, included 10 hits to the fence before he became Stuart MacGill's 200th Test victim.
Jayawardane also played a patient innings hitting five fours before departing just one run short of his fifty. The skipper was caught behind by Adam Gilchrist off Mitchell Johnson. Chamara Silva (5) and Prasanna Jayawardene (0) were on crease when play ended for the day.
First Test, Brisbane, day four (stumps): Australia 551-4d v Sri Lanka 211 & 218-5
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Jaques, MacGill and Hogg in Australian Test squad
Oct 03, 2007Opening batsman Phil Jaques and leg-spinners Stuart MacGill and Brad Hogg were named in a 13-man Australian squad for next week's opening cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
Jaques will get the first opportunity to partner Matthew Hayden at the top of the batting order since Justin Langer's retirement from Test cricket earlier this year. Selectors also included leg-spinners MacGill and Hogg in the squad to assess their form in nets practice ahead of the November 8 Test at the Gabba. Four fast bowlers were named Stuart Clark, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee and Shaun Tait.
Jaques has played two Tests against South Africa and Bangladesh in 2005-06 scoring 96 runs at 32. Hilditch said selectors opted to include both MacGill and Hogg in the squad. Australia team: Ricky Ponting (Captain), Adam Gilchrist, Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Matthew Hayden, Brad Hogg, Michael Hussey, Phil Jaques, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Stuart MacGill, Andrew Symonds, Shaun Tait.
Atapattu won't tour Australia after spat with selectors
Oct 03, 2007Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu has ruined his chances of returning to international cricket with an upcoming tour of Australia after refusing to meet with the selection committee, the chief selector said.
Atapattu has been at odds with the selectors since he was sidelined at this year's World Cup and this latest spat could spell the end of his career. "We are disappointed. It was Marvan who had asked for a meeting with the selectors," chief selector Ashantha de Mel said. "But at the eleventh hour he decided not to turn up for the meeting." The selectors had been planning to rest veteran opener Sanath Jayasuriya, instead drafting in Atapattu for the two-test series in Australia in November, de Mel said. "But after he turned down the meeting, we are forced to go back to Sanath Jayasuriya," he said.
Atapattu has played 88 test matches since 1990, scoring 5,330 runs at nearly 39 runs per innings. In 268 limited-over internationals he scored 8,529 runs. He also led the side with success.