Second Test - Australia v Sri Lanka
Bellerive Oval, Hobart, November 16-20 (F-T) 2007.
Toss : Australia
Australia - 1st Innings

P Jaques         c Fernando           b Jayasuriya                 150
M Hayden       c H Jayawardene  b Fernando                    17
R Ponting        c M Jayawardene b Muralitharan                 31
M Hussey                   lbw            b Fernando                   132
M Clarke         c H Jayawardene  b Malinga                        71
A Symonds            not out                                                  50
A Glichrist              not out                                                  69
Sundries (5b, 1lb, 17nb, 1w)                                              24
139 Overs                                                     5 (dec) for 542

48, 133, 285, 410, 447.

Bowling: L Malinga 35-6-156-1, M Maharoof 23-4-82-0, C
Fernando 26-4-134-2, M Muralitharan 46-4-140-1, S
Jayasuriya 9-1-24-1.
Sri Lanka - 1st Innings

M Atapattu         c Clarke               b Lee                             25
M Vandort                                      b Lee                             14
K Sangakkara     c Hussey            b Johnson                     57
M Jayawardene c Clarke               b Lee                           104
S Jayasuriya                                  b MacGill                         3
L Silva                c Gilchrist            b MacGill                          4
H Jayawardene c Gilchrist            b Clark                             0
M Maharoof                   run out                                            19
C Fernando         c Gilchrist           b Lee                               2
L Malinga                                       b Clark                              1
M Muralidaran                not out                                             1
Sundries (7lb, 9nb)                                                              16
81.2 Overs                                                             Total 246
41, 54, 127, 134, 152, 163, 196, 207, 243, 246.

Bowling: B Lee 23.2-4-82-4, M Johnson 17-3-44-1, S Clark
16-6-32-2, S MacGill 25-5-81-2.
Sri Lanka - 2nd Innings

M Atapattu               c Jaques             b Lee                        80
M Vandort               c sub (Lockyear) b Johnson                  4
K Sangakkara         c Ponting              b Clark                    192
M Jayawardene                                  b Lee                          0
S Jayasuriya           c Gilchrist            b Lee                        45
L Silva                     c Ponting              b Johnson                  0
H Jayawardene                  lbw          b Johnson                   0
M Maharoof             c Lee                   b MacGill                     0
C Fernando                                run out                                 2
L Malinga                                    not out                               42
M Muralidaran                                      b Lee                        15
Sundries (1b, 6lb, 13nb, 6w)                                               26
104.3 Overs                                                            Total 410
15, 158, 158, 265, 272, 272, 284, 290, 364, 410.

Bowling: B Lee 26.3-3-87-4, M Johnson 28-4-101-3, S
Clark 24-5-103-1, S MacGill 20-1-102-1, M Clarke 6-1-10-0.
Australia - 2nd Innings

P Jaques         c Vandort              b Malinga                        68
M Hayden                   lbw            b Muralitharan                 33
R Ponting                        not out                                           53
M Hussey                       not out                                           34
Sundries (2b, 1lb, 19nb)                                                      22
46 Overs                                                       2 (dec) for 210

48, 133, 285, 410, 447.

Bowling: L Malinga 12-0-61-1, C Fernando 12-1-50-0, M
Muralitharan 20-1-90-1, S Jayasuriya 2-0-6-0.
Umpires -
A Dar, R Koertzen.
Day 1 - Australia (1st inns) 3/329 (90) - M Hussey 101, M Clarke 8.
Day 2 - Sri Lanka (1st inns) 0/30 (12) - M Atapattu 18, M Vandort 12.
Day 3 - Australia (2nd inns) 1/111 (20) - P Jaques 53, R Ponting 7.
Day 4 - Sri Lanka (2nd inns) 3/247 (70) - K Sangakkara 109, S Jayasuriya 33).
Australia went into this Test on a high after their innings victory in Brisbane, and it looked even better for the locals when
they won the toss on a batsman's paradise and elected to have first use of it. It was to be a day dominated by Phil
Jaques, who cemented his place in the Australian line-up by dominating scoring in the opening day. Jaques was finally
dismissed shortly after tea for 150, but there was to be no reprieve for the Sri Lankans as Michael Hussey took over
Jaques' assault and continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over, bringing up his century shortly before stumps. 3/329
after the first day was a reflection of the Australian dominance, following a similar pattern to the first day of the first

The main opposition to the Australians on the second day came from the weather, twice forcing the players from the field
during the day's play before bad light ended the day prematurely. Hussey built his score up to 132, and was well
supported by Michael Clarke with a fine knock of 71. Even after they were both dismissed in quick succession, a late
charge by Andrew Symonds and Adam Gilchrist lifted the run rate and took the score over the 500 mark; Gilchrist's 67
coming off just 77 balls, including 3 big 6s.
It would be a long run chase for Sri Lanka to force their way back into the contest, but Atapattu and Vandort took the
first steps by batting comfortably through the later stages of the day before bad light took the players off. It had been a
shortened and interrupted day, but early starts and late finishes to the remaining days of the Test should make up the
time lost.

There was some individual brilliance from Sri Lanka on the third day, with a fine century from Mahela Jayawardene and a
half-century from Kumar Sangakkara. But the support from the remainder of the team was minimal, with a steady flow of
wickets ensuring the Australians were never feeling any pressure from the Sri Lankans. Only those two players, the two
openers and one other player made double figures; the string of failures from the rest of the order keeping the
Australians buoyant in the field. Brett Lee was the pick of the bowlers with 4/82, but all the bowlers put in solid
In a departure from the pattern of the first Test, Ricky Ponting elected not to enforce the follow-on, and instead the
Australians went for quick runs late in the day. Hayden was dismissed, but Jaques and Ponting were looking in strong
touch, quickly racing the score up to 1/111 by stumps; an overall lead of 407.

The Australian innings lasted only an hour on the second day, Ponting declaring the innings after bringing up his 50 and
setting Sri Lanka an unlikely 507 to win. Vandort didn't last long, but the Australians were then to be frustrated by a
143-run partnership for the 2nd wicket between Marvan Atapattu and Kumar Sangakkara. Atapattu, playing in his last
Test, played some fine strokes and fought a rearguard action for the Sri Lankans. After Atapattu was dismissed,
Jayawardene departed first ball; but Sangakkara was to be well supported by Jayasuriya in another partnership that
would last the day and frustrate the Australians, who would have been hoping to dismiss more than 3 batsmen on day 4.
3/247 at stumps, with Sri Lanka still 260 runs away from what would be a remarkable result.

But the dawning of a new day on day 5 would spoil the Sri Lankan momentum and give the Australians a chance to
regroup. Jayasuriya would last just a few overs on the last day, and when he went the rest followed quickly. A spirited
9th wicket partnership between Sangakkara and Malinga delayed the inevitable, but by then the cause was lost. But
despite the loss, this was a memorable Test for Kumar Sangakkara, his innings of 192 being the highest by a Sri Lankan
against Australia. He was contentiously given out from a low catch by Ricky Ponting, depriving him of a double-century
he would have earned.
But this was Australia's Test, and Australia's series, recording a 2-0 clean sweep. For taking 4 wickets in each innings,
Brett Lee was awarded the Player of the Match, in what must have been a close decision ahead of Phil Jaques.

Australia v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test
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Pura Cup

Adelaide Oval - Nov 9-12
South Australia 178
(C Ferguson 83, D Bollinger
4/63, N Bracken 4/50)
New South Wales 309
(S Katich 117,M Nicholson 44
M Cleary 3/40,D Cullen 3/75)
South Australia 291
(C Ferguson 59,R Harris 42*,
A Delmont 40, N Bracken
4/57, M Nicholson 3/51)
New South Wales 3/162
D Thornely 80*, S Katich 63*
NSW won by 7 wickets

MCG - Nov 9-12
Tasmania 235
(J Krejza 42, T Birt 37, B
McGain 5/68)
Victoria 408
(M Wade 95, B Hodge 93, A
McDonald 70, D Hussey 52, J
Krejza 4/91)
Tasmania 169
T Birt 51, D Marsh 35, G
Denton 6/32,S Harwood 3/40
Victoria won by an
innings & 4 runs.

WACA Ground - Nov 9-12
Queensland 228
(J Maher 111, A Noffke 34,
M Inness 5/38, S Magoffin
Western Australia 5d/565
(L Pomersbach 176, March
166*, L Ronchi 105*, C
Rogers 47)
Queensland 167
(A Noffke 44, B Hogg 5/77,
S Magoffin 3/27)
WA won by an innings &
170 runs.

Gabba - Nov 18-21
Queensland v Victoria

SCG - Nov 20-23
New South Wales v Tasmania

Adelaide Oval - Nov 23-26
South Australia v Western

Ford Ranger Cup

WACA, Nov 14 (Wed, d/n)
Western Australia v

Adelaide Oval, Nov 21
(Wed, d/n)
South Australia v Western

Gabba, Nov 23 (Fri, d/n)
Queensland v Victoria

North Sydney Oval, Nov 25
New South Wales v Tasmania