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Despite two rain stoppages on the fifth morning and some stubborn resistance from Chamara Silva (43), the Sri Lankans were all out for 300 when Stuart Clark bowled last man Muttiah Muralitharan for four.

They had added only eight runs to their overnight 218 for five when Prasanna Jayawardene was removed lbw by Stuart Clark.

Silva and Farveez Maharoof added 33 for the seventh wicket before Lee (four for 86) struck for the first time in the morning session, clipping Maharoof's off stump.

Play was interrupted for nearly an hour by two spells of rain but the showers merely held off the inevitable.

Silva was dropped on 10 by Phil Jaques at short midwicket but he was unable to survive a second time when he got a thick outside edge on a Lee delivery, lofting a straightforward catch to Mike Hussey at third man.

And the Australian paceman struck again just before lunch, clean bowling Dilhara Fernando.

Muralitharan joined Chaminda Vaas at the crease after the break and the final-wicket pair survived three overs before Clark's yorker took out the veteran's stumps to seal the Australian win.
 
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