Australia completed an emphatic 8 wicket win to stop Sri Lanka from executing a series whitewash.
A spirited team performance by Sri Lanka enabled them to clinch their 1st ever series win in Aussie soil.
AUS beat SL by 8 wickets
SL bear AUS by 29 runs (D/L Method)
A miraculous world record partnership between Mathews & Malinga helped Sri Lanka to stun Australia at the MCG.
SL beat AUS by 1 wicket
Helped by a magnificent all round bowling effort Sri Lanka inflicted Australia it’s 1st even T20 defeat at home.
SL Won by 7 wickets
Skipper Kumar Sangakkara hammered 110 off 95 balls as Sri Lanka blazed to a score of 301 on their way to a 112-run win over Queensland in their opening Australian tour match on Friday. The Sri Lankans, building up to their three-match one-day international series with Australia next month, were spearheaded by Sangakkara and Chamara Silva (75) at the Gabba. The tourists then dismissed Queensland for 189 off 36.1 overs with paceman Dilhara Fernando taking 4-41 off 6.1 overs and fellow fast bowler Dammika Prasad snaring 3-43 off eight overs. Sangakkara was heartened by the way his team started on one of Australia’s bounciest wickets but said they had plenty of important work ahead of them with a one-dayer and… Read More →
Sri Lankan team attended a practice session on the 21st of October prior to their practice game against Queensland on the 22nd
National team left the island last Sunday to take part in a limited over series against hosts Australia. (Pics by Thusith Wijedoru)
Interview – Kumar Sangakkara
Interview : Romesh Kaluwitharana (SL A team Coach)
Champion spinner Muttiah Muralidharan is selected to feature in the upcoming tour of Australia commencing on the 22nd of October. Sri Lanka will play 3ODI’s and a solitary T20 match against the Australians. Squad: 1. Kumar Sangakkara – Captain 2. Mahela Jayawardana - V. Captain 3. T.M. Dilshan 4. Upul Tharanga 5. Chamara Silva 6. Jeewan Mendis 7. Angelo Mathews (subject to fitness, if not to be replaced by Thilina Kandamby) 8. Chamara Kapugedara 9. Thisara Perera 10. Lasith Malinga 11. Nuwan Kulasekera 12. Dilhara Fernanado 13. Muttiah Muralitharan 14. Suraj Randiv 15. Dhammika Prasad 16. Dinesh Chandimal Standby Rangana Hearth Ajantha Mendis THilina Kandamby Thilina Thushara F. Maharoof