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When the fourth day of the Colombo Test began on Tuesday, the match was well-balanced. Rangana Herath's six-for the previous day meant that Australia's lead was restricted to a negotiable 24 despite fascinating hundreds from skipper Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh.

On paper, 214 for 5 on the opening day of a Test match looks rather routine. Under normal circumstances, it would be a case of the bowling side having a slight edge, with the batting side just about hanging in there

Sri Lanka and Australia have experienced extremely contrasting fortunes in the Test series so far. While the hosts have been completely dominant, Australia have just not found a way to deal with the conditions

In the end, Sri Lanka needed only two-and-a-half days to overcome Australia, and clinch the three-match series 2-0. Ever since Sri Lanka gained Test status, they had defeated the Aussies only once,

The Galle Test began with Sri Lanka having asserted their supremacy over the Australians at Pallekele in spite of being rolled over for 117 on the first day of the series

Only two days into the Galle Test, and 33 wickets have already fallen. Sri Lanka now need only seven wickets on day three to clinch the Test, and with it the series

Be it at home or away, Australia have always been the dominant force in Test contests against Sri Lanka. This explains the

Sri Lanka did not go into the Pallekele Test high on confidence. They were crushed in England, and were on the back foot for one half of the first Test against Australia

It has been 17 long years, since Sri Lanka won a Test against Australia, their own win against the number one Test-playing nation before Pallekele. That finally changed on Saturday, against all odds