Perhaps Tillakaratne Dilshan should send Australia in next time. He needs to do something to shake his team out of their slumber after another professional performance from Australia, this time led by Doug Bollinger with the ball and Ricky Ponting with the bat, set up a comfortable eight-wicket win in Hambantota. The Australians lead the series 2-0; by Tuesday, it could be 3-0, and all over bar the dead rubbers.
In Pallekele last Wednesday, Dilshan won the toss and chose to bat, and his men were bowled out for a sub-par total that the attack couldn't defend. The venue has changed but the result was exactly the same this time around, as he again chose to bat and the Sri Lankan top order again failed to build a target that would worry Michael Clarke's side. Australia were set 209 for victory, and they got there with 11.4 overs remaining.