4th September 2011, 10:00 AM
Australia beat Sri Lanka in first Test
Australia bowler Ryan Harris (centre) celebrates with his teammates after he dismissed Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene during the fourth day of the opening Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium in Galle on September 3. Australia beat Sri Lanka by 125 runs in the first Test to take the lead in the three-match series.
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GALLE, Sri Lanka (AFP) - Australia beat Sri Lanka by 125 runs in the first Test in Galle on Saturday to take the lead in the three-match series.
Sri Lanka, set a victory target of 379, were dismissed for 253 in their second innings during the afternoon session on the fourth day after resuming on their overnight score of 120-5.
The second Test starts in Pallekele on September 8.
Australia 273 and 210; Sri Lanka 105 and 253.
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