Sri Lanka A beaten

Srilanka resumed at 224 for 5 in sunny conditions. The overnight pair of Chamara Silva and Kosala Kulasekera settled in well weathering the fast bowlers and the spinners.  Kulasekera was missed in the slips early but once they settled down both batsmen were  very comfortable. The new ball was taken by Australia quickly and with his personal score at 33 Kulkasekera was caught in the slips by Bailey off a delivery that got big on him. The partnership had realised 87 runs. Chamara Silva went at 307 for a well made 58. He batted with responsibility and had 9 boundaries in his innings. With his dismissal the tailed caved in and SriLanka were all out for 316 runs. Australia were victors by 107 runs. Hilfenhaus was the most successful bowler with figures of 21.5-8-63-5. Being on the comeback trail after injury it would have given him immense satisfaction.

His all round performance with the bat and ball played a major role in Australia’s victory. SriLanka leave for Townswille tomorrow morning by air on a 2 hour flight.


Australia A 1st Innings 208 all out.

O’Keefe 61, Hilfenhaus 42, Cowan 29

Senanayake 8/70, Prasad 2/21

Sri Lanka A 1st Innings 103 all out.

Thirimanne 20, Kulasekara 16, Chandimal 15

O’Keefe 7/35, Starc 2/13, George 1/24

Australia A 2nd Innings 318 all out.

Bailey 87*, Hilfenhaus  50, O’ Keefe 47

Prasad 3/59, Senanayake 3/110, Mendis 2/29

Sri Lanka A 2nd Innings 316 all out.

Chandimal 54, Silva, 58, Paranavithana 47

  • perera.dgdN

    tharanga good but not in goodtouch so inclustion of jeevantha kulatunga willbe a good option only player who got centuries in all provincial formats t20 50 overs 4 dayers

  • Muditha Hasthila

    No point on talking to jokers like these as they no nothing.It would be appreciated if you could talk about the sport mate(I hate lankan team) rather than of your own pathetic ideas.

  • Jayalal

    How do we convey our views to Aravinda? The comments appearing in all online papers (good idea)shud be sent or emailed to the various people concerned in SLC as the majority view may be a good yardstick to judge by. Opinions come from varied people who are interested in cricket regardless of political affiliations. Re Sanath, 99% criticised his actions most vehemently and all concerned including politicians and Sanath himself shud open their eyes. This is like voting confined to those following cricket ,but in fact better than voting in an election where some vote without any knowledge.

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  • I hate lankan team

    The world worst cricket team is the srilankan cricket team….Because of their on field activities…They act as good team but they are the worst ever asian team equal to pakistan…Yes there are exceptions like murali,mahela but players like Malinga,Mathews and all are the worst cricketers…
    Shame on Lankan Teamm…

  • http://SS yy

    Chandimal……….we want him in the national team as soon as possible
    in the national team……

    SLC moderator–Pls convey this messege to Aravinda!!!!!!!

  • http://- Poorna

    SRILANKA “A” played really well expect their batting in 1st innings,
    hope they will play really good cricket when tour progress,now SLn knows the Aussie conditions ,now its their turn now,

  • kurupt

    wel played chamara silva & dinesh chandimal these to hav to play n the national side.