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Australia vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sri Lanka in Australia 2012-13

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Australia won by 5 wkts | Australia Vs Sri Lanka Live Score, 3rd Test

Siddle and Johnson carry Mike Hussey on their shoulders for a lap of honor across the SCG. Deservingly so for the great man. On that note, we end our coverage of the Test summer of Australia. Do join us for the 1st ODI between these two teams on the 11th of January at the MCG. For now, cheers and bye..
Presentations:
Clarke: We had to work hard throughout the Test match. Winning the toss and bowling first is not a great idea at the SCG. But we have had 4 quality seamers who were well supported by Nathan Lyon. It is tough to lose two fab players in Ponting and Hussey during a season. It has been a great honour to play with Mike, we will always remember him. We would have loved to win all 6 Tests but it was disappointing to lose the Test against South Africa at Perth. But, we did show that we had the quality to match up with the best in the game. 2013 is the year for Australian cricket and we have started on a winning note.
Michael Clarke is the MoS for his outstanding batting
Mahela Jayawardene: It has been fantastic, first time we were playing the Boxing Day and New Year Tests, the boys were looking forward to it. We played some great cricket, we will learn a lot from this experience. Maybe a target around 200 was ideal. Herath and Dilly bowled well, there was nothing for the pacers. There have been some positives, we need to invest in our youngsters. As long as they learn from such exposures, Sri Lankan cricket will be in steady hands.
Bird: Thanks for all the support out here at the SCG. It has been a busy 18 months, great feeling to be celebrating a series win with the team. To do so in front of the family and friends is great. It was nice to stick around and help Wade complete his ton.
Jackson Bird is the MoM for his 7 wickets.
Warner: We will miss Hussey a lot, he has been a man of perfection. The youngsters will have greater responsibilities now. I was happy with the way I batted, I felt that I could play very positively. We had a great summer, we perhaps had just one bad day in the series against South Africa which cost us the series. I am being given a couple of ODIs off, I would like to re-focus ahead of the remaining ODIs and the Indian tour. Nice to send off Huss with a clean sweep against Lanka.
Michael Hussey's kids join him in the centre. He poses with them for the cameras.
Hussey: I am very delighted to finish on the winning note. I did not want to bat at all, amazing to be a part of the winning finish. SCG is probably one of my top 3 grounds. I will miss wearing the Baggy Green, I will miss all the boys in the dressing room. I would love to be remembered as a good team man. Thanks to the fans and all our supporters, Australia are going in the right direction and I hope you do well in India and in the Ashes. I'll be watching the team all along.
The Sri lankan players shake hands with Hussey, who ends a superb Test career, he finishes with a Test avearge of more than 50, Australia end on a winning note while Sri Lanka's search for an elusive Test win in Australia continues..
End of over 43, 2 runs (. . 1 . 1 )
AUS: 141/5
Mitchell Johnson - 1(7) This over: 1 runs
Michael Hussey - 27(42) This over: 1 runs
Rangana Herath
(16.5 - 0 - 47 - 3)
42.5 Rangana Herath to Mitchell Johnson 1
1 run, Australia win! Michael Hussey does not hit the winning runs, that has been the story of his career, unselfish and a team man at all costs, this was tossed up outside off, Johnson pushed it towards point, Michael Hussey calls for a quick single, a startled Johnson has to complete the single
42.4 Rangana Herath to Mitchell Johnson 0
no run, flighted and outside off, Johnson lunges forward in defence
42.3 Rangana Herath to Michael Hussey 1
1 run, on a length and just outside off, Hussey dabs it wide of cover for a single, scores are level
42.2 Rangana Herath to Michael Hussey 0
no run, pushed through on off, Hussey gets well forward and blocks

Match details

Toss : Australia won the toss and elected to field

Man of the Series : Michael Clarke

Umpires : Aleem Dar (Pak) and Tony Hill (NZ)

TV umpire : Nigel Llong (Eng)

Match referee : Chris Broad (Eng)

Teams

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

Sri Lanka : Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Mahela Jayawardene(c), Thilan Samaraweera, Dinesh Chandimal(wk), Angelo Mathews, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep.

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