Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1999

Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1999
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  Sri Lanka Australia
Test series
Result Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 1–0

Tour matchesEdit

List A: Sri Lanka Board XI vs Australia XIEdit

19 August
Scorecard
Sri Lanka Board XI
208/5 (50 overs)
v
  Australia
212/5 (45.1 overs)
Sajith Fernando 67 (96)
Glenn McGrath 2/17 (7 overs)
Ricky Ponting 60* (106)
Russel Arnold 2/43 (8.1 overs)
Australians won by 5 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: TM Samarasinghe (Sri) and EKG Wijewardena (NZ)
  • Sri Lanka Board XI won the toss and elected to bat

ODI seriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

22 August
Scorecard
Australia  
205/9 (43 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
192/3 (38.1 overs)
Michael Bevan 43 (44)
Sanath Jayasuriya 5/28 (9 overs)
Romesh Kaluwitharana 33 (46)
Jason Gillespie 3/26 (6 overs)
Australia won by 50 runs (D/L method)
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Asoka De Silva (Sri) and Peter Manuel (Sri)
Player of the match: Jason Gillespie (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
  • Rain stopped play from 11:54am to 1:20pm at the fall of Lehmann's wicket. Match reduced to 43 overs per side and the lunch break shortened to 20 minutes.
  • Indika de Saram (Sri) made his ODI debut.

Test seriesEdit

Sri Lanka won the three-match Test series 1-0 with 2 draws. Their win in the first match was their first victory against Australia in Tests.[1]

1st TestEdit

9–11 September 1999
Scorecard
v
188 (67.1 overs)
RT Ponting 96 (160)
M Muralitharan 4/63 (25.1 overs)
234 (66.3 overs)
PA de Silva 78 (146)
SK Warne 5/52 (16 overs)
140 (60.2 overs)
RT Ponting 51 (118)
WPUJC Vaas 3/15 (15 overs)
95/3 (26.5 overs)
PA de Silva 31* (70)
CR Miller 3/48 (13 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: PT Manuel (SL) and S Venkataraghavan (IND)
Player of the match: PA de Silva (SL) and RT Ponting (AUS)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in three.

2nd TestEdit

22–26 September 1999
Scorecard
v
296 (106.5 overs)
PA de Silva 64 (162)
SK Warne 3/29 (25 overs)
228 (96.3 overs)
MJ Slater 96 (220)
M Muralitharan 5/71 (38 overs)
55/0 (17.2 overs)
MS Atapattu 28* (61)
Match drawn
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: BC Cooray (SL) and DB Cowie (NZ)
Player of the match: MJ Slater (AUS)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • There was no play on the fourth day.
  • HMRKB Herath (SL) made his Test debut.

3rd TestEdit

30 September–4 October 1999
Scorecard
v
342 (136.4 overs)
RT Ponting 105* (171)
WPUJC Vaas 4/54 (23.4 overs)
61/4 (21.5 overs)
DPMD Jayawardene 21 (52)
DW Fleming 3/14 (5.5 overs)
Match drawn
Singhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground, Colombo
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and P Willey (AUS)
Player of the match: RT Ponting (AUS)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • There was no play on the final day.

External linksEdit

Series home at ESPN Crickinfo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The original Indian hero". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2017.