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Sydney: Jan 5, 2013
Australia reached 242 for six at the end of Day Two of the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on Friday.
The home side, with the series already clinched after wins in Hobart and Melbourne, edged on Friday to a 48-run lead over the tourists.
But it proved tough going and the Australians failed to get away to a bigger lead after a run-a-minute start.
Wade lived dangerously late in the day, surviving two reviews and a dropped catch close in while on 22.
Australia self-destructed with two run outs while David Warner, Phil Hughes and Michael Clarke threw away their wickets with false strokes.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 294 (Lahiru Thirimanne 91, Mahela Jayawardene 72; Jackson Bird 4 for 41, Mitchell Starc 3 for 71) trail Australia 342 for 6 (Phil Hughes 87, David Warner 85, Matthew Wade 47*, Michael Clarke 50; Rangana Herath 2 for 69) by 48 runs.
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