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After losing the first Test by an innings at Perth yesterday, Sri Lanka submitted a two-page report to the match referee outlining their view of the incident on Saturday which led to them being found guilty of ball- tampering. On the field, Shane Warne took three wickets, taking his total to 201 in just 42 Tests.

(Fourth day of five; Sri Lanka won toss)

Australia win by an innings and 36 runs

SRI LANKA - First Innings 251 (R S Kaluwitharana 50; G D McGrath 4-81).

AUSTRALIA - First Innings 617 for 5 dec (M J Slater 219, M E Waugh 111, R T Ponting 96, S G Law 54no).

SRI LANKA - Second Innings

(Overnight 13 for 0)

R S Mahanama b McGrath 48

C M Hathrusingha c Healy b McGrath 11

A P Gurursinha c Healy b McGrath 7

P A De Silva c Ponting b Warne 20

*A Ranatunnga b McGrath 46

H P Tillakaratne c Ponting b Warne 119

R S Kaluwitharana c Ponting b Julian 40

H D P K Dharmasena lbw McDermott 18

W P U J V Vaas c Healy b Warne 4

G P Wickramsinghe c Warne b McDermott 0

M Mulalitharan not out 3

Extras (lb4, nb10) 14

Total 330

Fall: 1-35, 2-56, 3-87, 4-105, 5-193, 6-258, 7-310, 8-318, 9-319.

Bowling: McGrath 24-7-86-3; McDermott 20-3-73-3 (nb10); Warne 29.4-6-96-3; Julian 13-4-40-1; Waugh 4-0-22-0; Law 3-1-9-0.

Umpires: P Parker and Khizer Hayat (Pakistan).

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