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Sri Lanka unlikely to win first Test in Australia in Hobart

Sri Lanka unlikely to win first Test in Australia in Hobart

Updated 14 December 2012, 11:57 AEST

First of a three test series Australia v Sri Lanka begins at Bellreive oval in Tasmania today.

Australia is yet to taste defeat in 10 home Tests against Sri Lanka.

It's the beginning of a new era for Australia following Ricky Ponting's retirement. His replacement is Phil Hughes, who returns to the scene of the last of his 17 Tests.

In other changes to the Test XI that lost to the Proteas in Perth, Mitchell Johnson has been left out with Australia to play Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus and Mitchell Starc as its pace battery.

Bellerive Oval has especially been an unhappy hunting ground for Sri Lanka - the tourists are 0-2 from their visits to the Apple Isle to face Australia in the five-day game.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Tim Gavel, ABC sports commentator

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