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Sri Lanka clinch Test series.

Sri Lanka clinch Test series.
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Sri Lanka clinched their first series whitewash over a major cricketing nation on Wednesday as they won the third and final Test against Australia by 163 runs, with  Rangana Herath taking 7 for 64.

Colombo: Sri Lanka clinched their first series whitewash over a major cricketing nation on Wednesday as they won the third and final Test against Australia by 163 runs, with Rangana Herath taking 7 for 64.

Set a formidable target of 324 in their second innings at SSC, the world number one Test side collapsed in the afternoon session on the fifth day and were all out for 160.

It was the third time in a row that the Australians had lost all of their Tests in away series against teams from the sub-continent.

David Warner and Shaun Marsh gave Australia some hope of a consolation win with a brisk start in the morning session but once their partnership was broken, the visitors suffered a rapid collapse.

Brief scores: Sri Lanka 355 & 347 for 8 decl (K Silva 115, D de Silva 65no, Starc 2/72, Lyon 4/123, Holland 2/72) bt Australia 379 & 160(D Warner 68, Herath 7/64, D Perera 2/71)

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