The elegant batsman of the Lankan Lions, Kumar Sangakkara, blasted another ODI ton and Nuwan Kulasekara stunned England as the visitors won the match easily.
The Bangladeshi batsmen surrendered against the lethal spin bowling of Rangana Herath who clinched 12 wickets in the 2nd Test which was won by the Islanders.
Rangana Herath assisted the Lankan Lions to take command in the 2nd Test by grabbing the wickets of three top order batsmen of the Bengal Tigers on day three.
Kumar Sangakkara hammered his third consecutive century vs. Bangladesh and Dinseh Chandimal dispatched his second as Sri Lanka took command in the second Test.
The formidable Australian side is heading towards a 3-0 series win against the visiting Sri Lanka who has secured an overall lead of 87 with three wickets left.
The ambitious Lankan Lions got back into the match while taking six top wickets of the Kangaroos with a minimum lead as three home batsmen scored fifties.
The dejected captain of Sri Lanka, Mahela Jayawardene, has urged his batsmen to hit back again and negotiate the rival bowling with courage if they want to win.
The Sri Lankan batsmen fought hard until the final moments of the fifth day but the rival bowlers got through their defences and won the match for Australia.
Australia came back in the match by removing the openers of Sri Lanka and the home side looks for a victory after setting a mammoth target for the visitors.
New Zealand demonstrated an all round performance in the second Test, upset the hosts, Sri Lanka, registered their first win of 2012, and squared the series.