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Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Sri Lanka in Australia 2012-13

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Australia won by an innings and 201 runs | Australia Vs Sri Lanka Live Score, 2nd Test

That is all from us here. The final Test of 2012 has gone Australia's way and that will ease the pain of their earlier series loss to South Africa. Sri Lanka will be hoping that they can field 11 fit guys for the third and final Test that begins in Sydney on January 03rd. Join us for all the action that takes place. Bye Bye!
There is more bad news as we sign off for the Sri Lankans. Kumar Sangakkara is out for at least 6-8 weeks due to a broken finger. So, that is the end of the tour for him.
Mitchell Johnson is the MoM for his all-round show. He scored an unbeaten 92 and picked up 6 wickets in the whole match.
For Sri Lanka, they will look back at another lost opportunity. To add salt to their wounds, they have three players who are injured and are potentially out for the Sydney Test. Prasanna Jayawardene and Chanaka Welegedara are out and there is a possibility that Kumar Sangakkara might join that list.
Australia have demolished Sri Lanka completely here. The Lankans never recovered after they were reduced to 13/4. The situation worsened even further for the tourists when Johnson broke the right index finger of Kumar Sangakkara, ruling him out for the game and possibly the series. Mathews perished soon after and the rest of the tail tamely capitulated. Jackson Bird and Mitchell Johnson were the stars of the game. Johnson, in particular, bowled with tremendous hostility and accuracy as he rattled all the batsmen.
End of over 25, 1 runs (1 W )
SL: 103/7
Shaminda Eranga - 0(4) This over: 0 runs
Kumar Sangakkara - 27(43) This over: 1 runs
Peter Siddle
(5.2 - 0 - 32 - 1)
24.2 Peter Siddle to Shaminda Eranga W
out Caught by Ed Cowan!! It is all over. Prasanna Jayawardene, Welegedara and Sangakkara will not bat. This is a massive win for the Australians. Short ball and on the middle and leg stump line, Eranga fends at it and the ball hits the bat handle, lobs up to Cowan who takes a simple catch by lunging forward, Australia have won the series 2-0. Eranga c Ed Cowan b Siddle 0(4)
24.1 Peter Siddle to Rangana Herath 1
1 run, short ball just outside off, Herath miscues the short-arm jabs it to mid wicket, it was a bit uppish but it landed safely
End of over 24, 12 runs (6 6 W . . . )
SL: 102/6
Shaminda Eranga - 0(3) This over: 0 runs
Kumar Sangakkara - 27(43) This over: 12 runs
Nathan Lyon
(2.0 - 0 - 16 - 1)
23.6 Nathan Lyon to Shaminda Eranga 0
no run
23.5 Nathan Lyon to Shaminda Eranga 0
no run, loopy delivery and full on middle and off, Eranga defends it
23.4 Nathan Lyon to Shaminda Eranga 0
no run, tossed up delivery just outside off, Eranga defends it
Shaminda Eranga, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Two slips in place.
Drinks are on the field. Sri Lanka are effectively nine down here and Australia will look to wrap it up here.
23.3 Nathan Lyon to Dhammika Prasad W
out Caught by Hughes!! No, he cannot. Lyon gets his man in the end. He tosses this delivery up and bowls it a lot slower, Dhammika again advances down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he goes through with the lofted shot and miscues it, Hughes at cover takes a simple catch. Dhammika c Hughes b Lyon 17(17) [6s-2]
23.2 Nathan Lyon to Dhammika Prasad 6
SIX, and another, flighted delivery just outside off, Dhammika again shimmies down the track and slices it way back into the stands this time at long off, can he get a hat-trick?
100 runs for SL

Match details

Toss : Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Aleem Dar (Pak) and Nigel Llong (Eng)

TV umpire : Tony Hill (NZ)

Match referee : Chris Broad (Eng)

Teams

Australia : Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke(c), Michael Hussey, Matthew Wade(wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird.

Sri Lanka : Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela Jayawardene(c), Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welegedara.

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