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]

Squad[edit]

The squad was announced in March 1983. 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] John Dyson, who had been an Australian regular over the home summer, was a surprise omission. Graham Yallop earned an international recall after a very strong domestic season. Tom Hogan was considered a surprise selection.[3]

Test series[edit]

Only Test[edit]

22 – 26 April
Scorecard
v
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)

One Day Internationals (ODIs)[edit]

Sri Lanka won the series 2-0.

1st ODI[edit]

13 April 1983
Scorecard
Australia 
168/9 (45 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
169/8 (44.1 overs)
G. M. Wood 50 (71)
D. S. de Silva 2/21 (9 overs)
S. Wettimuny 37 (79)
T. G. Hogan 3/27 (9 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets
Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: C. E. B. Anthony and P. W. Vidanagamage
Player of the match: R. G. de Alwis (SL)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • R. D. Woolley (AUS) made his ODI debut.

2nd ODI[edit]

16 April 1983
Scorecard
Australia 
207/5 (45 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
213/6 (43.2 overs)
GN Yallop 59 (63)
RJ Ratnayake 2/38 (9 overs)
S Wettimuny 56 (92)
B Yardley 3/28 (9 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets
Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: DP Buultjens and HC Felsinger
Player of the match: A Ranatunga (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

3rd ODI[edit]

29 April 1983
Scorecard
Australia 
194/5 (39.2 overs)
v
GN Yallop 51 (55)
DS de Silva 2/51 (9 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

4th ODI[edit]

30 April 1983
Scorecard
Australia 
124/3 (19.2 overs)
v
GN Yallop 60* (81)
ALF de Mel 2/9 (4 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was reduced before play started to 30 overs per side.
  • GN de Silva and DSBP Kuruppu (SL) made their ODI debuts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka 1982-83 at Wisden
  2. ^ Brian Mossop, "Woolley to Tour Sri Lanka", Sydney Morning Herald, 4 March 1983 accessed 22 July 2012
  3. ^ "CRICKET In-form Yallop gains tour place". The Canberra Times. 57 (17, 322). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 3 March 1983. p. 26. Retrieved 31 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.

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