Sri Lankan cricketers celebrate as Herath guides hosts to historic win against Australia [Photos]

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. (Photo courtesy: AP)

FP Sports August 17, 2016 20:29:06 IST
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. (Photo courtesy: AP)
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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. (Photo courtesy: AP)
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. Sri Lankan cricketers celebrate their victory over Australia. (Photo courtesy: AP)
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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. Sri Lankan cricketers celebrate their victory over Australia. (Photo courtesy: AP)
Set a formidable target of 324 in their second innings at Colombo's Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), the world number one Test side collapsed in the afternoon session on the fifth day and were all out for 160. (Photo courtesy: AP)
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Set a formidable target of 324 in their second innings at Colombo's Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), the world number one Test side collapsed in the afternoon session on the fifth day and were all out for 160. (Photo courtesy: AP)
Sri Lankan cricketers walk around the stadium to the cheering crowds to celebrate their historic win over Australia. (Photo courtesy: AP)
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Sri Lankan cricketers walk around the stadium to the cheering crowds to celebrate their historic win over Australia. (Photo courtesy: AP)
Sri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath, right, acknowledges as the crowd cheered him. Herath claimed 7 wickets in Australia's second innings of the third test match taking his series scalps to 28. (Photo courtesy: AP)
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Sri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath, right, acknowledges as the crowd cheered him. Herath claimed 7 wickets in Australia's second innings of the third test match taking his series scalps to 28. (Photo courtesy: AP)