The final day at the G saw a brave defence by Mahela J and Angelo M with Mahela equalling DGB’s 29 test centruries and Angelo missing out by 5 playing the same windy woof that caused his demise in the first innings.

Five wickets to Ryan Harris was the best performance in an attack that I still believe lacks fire power.

Australia wins and now go to Kandy full of Willie Wonkers  who believe = I am not so sure.

My Brownlow votes for the game were (changed for a matter of convenience):-

5              The ground staff for a magnificent team effort.  A delight to watch

4              Fiona Copeland for a magnificent and eye catching moment early in the game. Goal of the year with apologies to PD

3              Mr Cricket for , as usual, a team saving effort when he held back the press of the Blue and Golds

2              The curator for preparing a wicket that was very, very crowd pleasing

1              Tamsin – my driver for making sure I got a complete rundown of the day’s play every time I hopped in the tut-tut

And so ends one of the sporting highlights of my life. A magnificent smorgasbord of Sri Lanka culture, tragedy and history all wrapped up at one glorious venue.

I will be back to Galle at the next opportunity, if she who should be obeyed is in my corner.

About Bob Utber

At 80 years of age Citrus Bob is doing what he wanted to do as a 14 year-old living on the farm at Lang Lang. Talking, writing, watching sport. Now into his third book on sports history he lives in Mildura with his very considerate wife (Jenny ) and a groodle named "Chloe On Flinders". How good is that.

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