Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1982–83

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  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Flag of Australia.svg
  Sri Lanka Australia
Dates 22 April 1983 – 26 April 1983
Captains Duleep Mendis Greg Chappell
Test series
Result Australia won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs Arjuna Ranatunga (122) David Hookes (143)
Most wickets Ashantha de Mel (2) Bruce Yardley (7)
Player of the series Kepler Wessels (Aus)

The Australian cricket team had a short tour of Sri Lanka during the 1982-83 season. The two countries played their first ever Test together, which Australia won.[1]


Regular players Rod Marsh, Jeff Thomson, Geoff Lawson and Kim Hughes elected not to tour. Australia picked the following squad:

Five of the players had not toured for Australia before: Smith, Maguire, Hogan, Wessels and Woolley. Woolley was chosen over two other Sheffield Shield wicketkeepers who had represented Australia in Test cricket, Kevin Wright and Steve Rixon.[2]

Test series[edit]

Only Test[edit]

22 – 26 April
514/4d (131 overs)
David Hookes 143* (152)
Ashantha de Mel 2/113 (23 overs)
271 (72.5 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 90 (120)
Bruce Yardley 5/88 (19 overs)
205 (65.2 overs) (f/o)
Sidath Wettimuny 96 (145)
Tom Hogan 5/66 (25.2 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 38 runs
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: Basil Anthony (SL) and Herbi Felsinger (SL)
Player of the match: Kepler Wessels (Aus)


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