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Martyn steers Australia to victory

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Martyn batted for 286 minutes in making 101.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Damien Martyn completed a century as Australia edged to a tense two-wicket victory over South Africa in the third test in Johannesburg.

Brett Lee hitting the winning runs to clinch the tourists' triumph and a first series sweep over South Africa.

Martyn top scored with 101 as Australia, who needed 292 to win, reached 294-8.

The 34-year-old right-hander batted for 286 minutes, faced 208 balls and hit 13 fours in his 13th century, before he was dismissed with Australia 34 runs short of their target.

Stuart Clark was next to go on 275, bringing Michael Kasprowicz to the crease.

Opener Justin Langer, who was concussed by a Ntini bouncer in the first innings, was unlikely to bat in the second innings leaving Lee (24) and Kasprowicz (7) to guide Australia to victory.

Australia won the first test by seven wickets in Cape Town, and the second by 112 runs in Durban.

Sri Lanka collapse

Sri Lanka collapsed to 73 for eight in their second innings, a lead of 182, after Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif claimed his first 10-wicket haul on the second day of the second test in Colombo on Tuesday.

Pakistan, replying to Sri Lanka's 279 all out, lost their way after a solid start and were dismissed for 170 in just 52.4 overs after the tea interval.

Asif hit back during two long spells of sustained hostility in the final session of a day in which 20 wickets fell.

Superbly exploiting a difficult pitch offering extravagant seam movement and increasing variations in bounce, Asif claimed five for 27 in 12 overs.

The 23-year-old's haul followed a career-best six for 44 in the first innings to give him match figures of 11 for 71.

The first test was drawn.

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