Deck of cards

Muttiah Muralitharan bagged his 40th “five for” as he drew level with Shane Warne on 491 Test wickets, having taken 6-62 in Australia’s modest first innings of 220. The last four went down like a deck of cards for just four runs. This followed Lehmann and Warne temporarily righting the ship before tea after Australia lost 3-15.

There were plenty of starts but only Lehmann passed fifty as he showed his class against spin, scoring 62.

The Aussies will get 90 minutes at the Sri Lankans tonight and it will be an important period of the match.

For the record, Symonds, who in my opinion, inexplicably replaced the in-form Katich, made a patient duck from 15 balls.


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