Sri Lanka falter after Jayawardene finds runs

Fine show by Australian pace duo of Jackson Bird and Mitchell Starc helped Australia skittle out Sri Lanka for 294 in the first innings on the beginning day of the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

updated: January 03, 2013 14:27 IST
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Sydney: Stand-in Lahiru Thirimanne and skipper Mahela Jayawardene missed centuries as injury-hit Sri Lanka slumped to 294 all out after a strong start to the third Sydney Test against Australia on Thursday.

Thirimanne, who only arrived in Australia this week to cover for the injured Kumar Sangakkara, threw away a chance of a first Test hundred.

Jayawardene scored his first away Test half-century in more than three years but was caught at slip on 72.

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