Australia demolished Sri Lankan batting to win the first Test

Peter Siddle - 'Player of the match' for his 9 wicket haul in the game

The Sri Lankan batsmen fought hard until the final moments of the fifth day but the rival bowlers got through their defences and won the match for Australia.

Australia on the rise besides ton from Tillakaratne Dilshan – first Test vs.Sri Lanka

Tillakaratne Dilshan - A convincing 15th Test century

Tillakaratne Dilshan thrashed a ton and ably assisted by Angelo Matthews, he saved Sri Lanka from a follow on as Australia got a comprehensive lead in the match.

England comfortably placed at close on 2nd day – 2nd Test vs. Sri Lanka

Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook - solid opening stand of 122 runs

England was cruising well in their first innings due to a solid opening stand of 122 runs against Sri Lanka and was chasing well at 154 with 9 wickets in hand.