Sri Lanka beat Australia by 229 runs in the second Test match played at Galle. With this in they have already registered a historic win in the series with one more match to go. Sri Lanka will be the holders of the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy for the first time since its inception.
Yesterday veteran spinner Rangana Herath set up Sri Lanka’s chances of victory after bagging his maiden Test hat-trick to help dismiss Australia for a record low of 106 in their first innings. Herath and Dilruwan Perera shared four wickets between them on a chaotic second day which saw the fall of 21 wickets and put the match on the fast track.
Australia, who were set a mammoth target of 413 were all out for 183 in 50.1 overs Dilruwan Perrera taking 6 wickets and having a match haul of 10 wickets. He becomes the only Sri Lankan cricketer to score half a century and get 10 wickets in a test match. Sri Lanka last won a series against Australia in 1999.