Australia won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka on Day One of the third Test at Sydney © Getty Images
Sydney: Jan 3, 2013
Sri Lanka take on Australia in the third and final Test match of the series with the view to create history at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Although the visitors have already lost the series, they have one last chance to register a win in Tests Down Under. Out of the 12 match played so far, Sri Lanka have lost 10, while they have managed to draw the remaining two.
The match will also be Mahela Jayawardene’s last one as captain. He will hand over the reins of Test captaincy to Angelo Mathews following the Test match.
Players from both the teams will be wearing black armbands when they take the field in memory of the late English cricketer-commentator Tony Greig.
Australia: Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phillip Hughes, Michael Clarke(c), Michael Hussey, Matthew Wade(wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Mitchell Starc
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
Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the first day’s play between Australia and Sri Lanka here