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Sri Lanka finally show some spine

Sri Lanka came up with a vastly improved performance in their second innings on Sunday, leaving the onus of saving the second Test against Australia on two of their most experienced batsmen, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

cricket Updated: Sep 12, 2011 00:09 IST

Sri Lanka came up with a vastly improved performance in their second innings on Sunday, leaving the onus of saving the second Test against Australia on two of their most experienced batsmen, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.
Sangakkara (batting 69) and Jayawardene (batting 38) looked well settled too, having starred in an unbroken 95-run third wicket stand when bad light stopped the fourth day’s play with the hosts on 223 for two.

Michael Clarke had declared their first innings at overnight 411/7, giving his bowlers as much time as possible to bowl out the hosts for a second time in the rain-hit match.

Scores: Sri Lanka 174 & 223-2 (K.Sangakkara batting 69, T. Paranavitana 55) v Australia 411-7 dec (M Hussey 142, S Marsh 141)