Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2011

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Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2011
  Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
  Australia Sri Lanka
Dates 6 August – 20 September 2011
Captains Michael Clarke (Test and ODI)
Cameron White (T20I)
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Test series
Result Australia won the 3-match series 1–0
Most runs Michael Hussey (463) Angelo Mathews (274)
Most wickets Ryan Harris (11) Rangana Herath (16)
Player of the series Michael Hussey (Aus)
One Day International series
Results Australia won the 5-match series 3–2
Most runs Michael Clarke (242) Mahela Jayawardene (180)
Most wickets Mitchell Johnson (11) Lasith Malinga (11)
Player of the series Michael Clarke (Aus)
Twenty20 International series
Results Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs David Warner (69) Tillakaratne Dilshan (108)
Most wickets Brett Lee (4) Ajantha Mendis (6)
Player of the series Ajantha Mendis and Tillakaratne Dilshan (both SL)

The Australian cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 6 August to 20 September 2011. The tour consisted of two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Tests played for Warne–Muralitharan Trophy. Four uncapped players had been named in the Australian Test squad;[1] Shaun Marsh, Trent Copeland, James Pattinson and Nathan Lyon. Lyon had only made four first-class appearances and was previously one of the groundstaff at the Adelaide Oval.[2]

Squads[edit]

Tests ODIs T20Is
 Sri Lanka[3]  Australia[4]  Sri Lanka[5][6]  Australia[7]  Sri Lanka[8]  Australia[9]

Tour matches[edit]

First-class: SL Board XI Vs Australia[edit]

25–27 August
Scorecard
v
258 (85 overs)
Dinesh Chandimal 59 (90)
Trent Copeland 5/47 (20 overs)
393 (121.3 overs)
Michael Clarke 104 (127)
Dilruwan Perera 3/137 (46 overs)
174/2 (49 overs)
Lahiru Thirimanne 100 (161)
Trent Copeland 1/14 (8 overs)
Match drawn
P Sara Oval, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Rohitha Kottahachchi (Sri) and Tyron Wijewardene (Sri)
  • Sri Lanka Board XI won the toss and elected to bat

T20I series[edit]

1st T20I[edit]

6 August (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
198/3 (20 overs)
v
 Australia
163/8 (20 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 104* (57)
Brett Lee 1/38 (4 overs)
David Warner 53 (31)
Dilruwan Perera 3/26 (4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 35 runs
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asoka De Silva (Sri) and Ruchira Palliyaguru (Sri)
Player of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) scored his first century in T20Is.

2nd T20I[edit]

8 August (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
157/9 (20 overs)
v
 Australia
149/9 (20 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 86 (63)
John Hastings 3/14 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 57 (24)
Ajantha Mendis 6/16 (4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 8 runs
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (Sri) and Ruchira Palliyaguru (Sri)
Player of the match: Ajantha Mendis (Sri)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

10 August (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
191 (40.1 overs)
v
 Australia
192/3 (38.1 overs)
Suraj Randiv 41 (50)
Mitchell Johnson 6/31 (10 overs)
Shane Watson 69 (51)
Suraj Randiv 2/43 (8 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asoka De Silva (Sri) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat

2nd ODI[edit]

14 August (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
208 (49.3 overs)
v
 Australia
211/2 (38.2 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 52(85)
Doug Bollinger 3/35 (10 overs)
Ricky Ponting 90*(106)
Nuwan Kulasekara 1/38 (7 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Tony Hill (NZ) and Ruchira Palliyaguru (Sri)
Player of the match: Ricky Ponting (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat

3rd ODI[edit]

16 August (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
286/9 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
208 (44.2 overs)
Upul Tharanga 111 (139)
Doug Bollinger 4/42 (10 overs)
Michael Hussey 63 (76)
Lasith Malinga 5/28 (8.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 78 runs
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Ranmore Martinesz (Sri)
Player of the match: Upul Tharanga (Sri)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field
  • Shaminda Eranga (Sri Lanka) made his ODI debut

4th ODI[edit]

20 August (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
132 (38.4 overs)
v
 Australia
133/5 (28 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 53 (102)
Brett Lee 4/15 (6.4 overs)
Shaun Marsh 70 (80)
Seekkuge Prasanna 3/32 (6 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asoka De Silva (Sri) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Xavier Doherty (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat
  • Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka) made his ODI debut

5th ODI[edit]

22 August (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
211 (46.1 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
213/6 (47 overs)
Shane Watson 56 (84)
Lasith Malinga 3/35 (8 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 71 (119)
James Pattinson 2/41 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Ranmore Martinesz (Sri)
Player of the match: Lasith Malinga (Sri)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
  • Lasith Malinga took his third ODI Hat-Trick

Test series (Warne–Muralitharan Trophy)[edit]

1st Test[edit]

31 August – 4 September
Scorecard
v
273 (86.5 overs)
Michael Hussey 95 (178)
Rangana Herath 3/54 (24 overs)
105 (50 overs)
Tharanga Paranavitana 29 (85)
Nathan Lyon 5/34 (6 overs)
210 (59.2 overs)
Michael Clarke 60 (80)
Rangana Herath 5/79 (23 overs)
253 (95.5 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 105 (215)
Ryan Harris 5/62 (20 overs)
Australia won by 125 runs
Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Michael Hussey (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Rain delayed play on Day 2 resulting Stumps to be called. Rain delayed play on Day 3 therefore there was no first session but an extended second and third session. Bad light on Day 3 suspended play at the end of the day with a min. of 3 overs to spare ultimately resulting in stumps. Rain delayed part of the first session on Day 4
  • Trent Copeland and Nathan Lyon (both Australia) made their test debut

On the 2nd day of the test, Nathan Lyon took his first wicket in tests with his first ball, his victim was Kumar Sangakkara; he is the 14th international player and 2nd Australian to do so. He finished with figures of 5/34, becoming the 131st player to take five wickets on debut in a Test match.[10] Also, Trent Copeland took his first wicket in tests with his second ball; his victim was Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Australia lead the series 1–0

2nd Test[edit]

8–12 September
Scorecard
v
174 (64.1 overs)
Angelo Mathews 58 (111)
Ryan Harris 3/38 (16 overs)
411/7 d (132 overs)
Michael Hussey 142 (244)
Suraj Randiv 3/103 (43 overs)
317/6 (114.3 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 69 (265)
Ryan Harris 3/54 (22 overs)
Match drawn
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Michael Hussey (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat
  • Match delayed by bad light on Day 1. Match delayed by rain on 2nd, 3rd and 4th days. Match delayed by bad light on Day 2 and 5, resulting in stumps
  • Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka) and Shaun Marsh (Australia) made their test debut.

Ricky Ponting missed this test. Ponting's wife, Rianna, gave birth to the couple's second child, and he returned to Australia to witness the event. As a result, Shaun Marsh made his debut and he scored 141 off 315 balls.[11]

Australia lead the series 1–0

3rd Test[edit]

16–20 September
Scorecard
v
316 (104.3 overs)
Michael Hussey 118 (178)
Shaminda Eranga 4/65 (23.3 overs)
473 (174 overs)
Angelo Mathews 163* (269)
Peter Siddle 4/91 (35 overs)
488 (138.5 overs)
Phillip Hughes 126 (220)
Rangana Herath 7/157 (52 overs)
7/0 (2 overs)
Tharanga Paranavitana 4* (6)
Match drawn
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Michael Hussey (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
  • Match delayed by rain, a wet outfield and bad light on Day 1. Match delayed by bad light resulting in stumps on Day 2.
  • Shaminda Eranga (Sri Lanka) made his test debut

On the first day Shaminda Eranga got his first wicket in tests with his first ball (repeating Nathan Lyon's feat in the 1st test); his victim was Shane Watson. Also on the first day Shaun Marsh achieved an average of 222 before he got out, the highest ever by an Australian. Michael Hussey was Man of the Match for all three test matches and was awarded Man of the Series.

Australia won the series 1-0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nathan Lyon named in Australia Test squad for Sri Lanka". BBC Sport. 27 July 2011. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Nathan Lyon Profile". ESPN Cricinfo. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka Test squad". ESPN CricInfo. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  4. ^ Spits, Scott (26 July 2011). "Australia still keen on Beer in Test team". The Age. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka Squad – 1st–3rd ODIs". ESPN CricInfo. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Sri Lanka Squad – 4th and 5th ODIs". Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Australia One-Day Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Sri Lanka Twenty20 squad". ESPN CricInfo. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Australia Twenty20 Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Bowling records". ESPNcricinfo. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  11. ^ Ricky Ponting to miss second Test ESPN Cricinfo