Melbourne: Dec 26, 2012
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia in the second Test match at Melbourne on Wednesday.
Australia won the first Test by 137 runs against Sri Lanka at Hobart.
Australia pacers Mitchel Starc and Peter Siddle ripped through the Sri Lankan line-up during the latter's chase of 393 runs in the first Test at the Bellerive Oval and bowled them out for 255 on Day Five.
Starc (five for 63) and Siddle (four for 50) shared nine wickets between them as the former castled the Lankan lower order on the final day. Siddle got the important wickets of captain Mahela Jayawardene (19), Kumar Sangakkara (63) and Thilan Samaraweera (49), who put up a lone fight on Day Five.
Australia: Matthew Wade(wk), Michael Clarke(c), Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Hussey, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Johnson, Jackson Bird
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene(c), Prasanna Jayawardene(wk), Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, , Rangana Herath, Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welegedara, Dhammika Prasad
First Published: December 26, 2012, 4:37 am