Lankans edging towards defeat

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Australia broke through in the last over before tea to have Sri Lanka five wickets away from defeat on the final day of the second cricket Test.

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Australia broke through in the last over before tea to have Sri Lanka five wickets away from defeat on the final day of the second cricket Test at Cazaly Stadium today. Tillakaratne Dilshan was snapped up by Shane Warne at first slip for 21 off Jason Gillespie just two balls before the interval to send Sri Lanka crashing to 107 for five. It was a big wicket for the Australians, who earlier declared their second innings at 292 for nine to set Sri Lanka 355 runs to win off 85 overs. Any hope Sri Lanka had of chasing victory seemed to evaporate when they lost the wickets of Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene and Tilan Samaraweera in the hour after lunch to leave them struggling at 64 for four. Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara steadied things with a 43-run stand for the fifth wicket, but Dilshan's 56-minute vigil ended just before tea. (PTI)

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