Starc, Siddle bowl Australia to thrilling Test win in Hobart

Sri Lanka failed to save the match as Australia picked up six wickets after tea two claim victory.

updated: December 18, 2012 15:29 IST
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Hobart: Pacemen Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc bowled Australia to victory over Sri Lanka in the first Hobart Test on Tuesday, claiming six wickets in the final session for a thrilling win.

The Sri Lankans looked to be batting out for a draw until Siddle and Starc struck to secure Australia's first win of the home season, after losing to South Africa 1-0 in the recent three-Test series.

Starc claimed the last four wickets to fall to end with five for 63, while Siddle was named man of the match after his four for 50 to finish with nine wickets for the match.

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