Sri Lankan cricket team in Australia in 1987–88

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The Sri Lanka national cricket team toured Australia in the 1987-88 season and played 1 Test match against Australia. This was the first time that Australia and Sri Lanka had played each other in Test cricket in Australia.

Test series summary[edit]

12–15 February 1988
(5-day match)
455 (137.2 overs)
DM Jones 102 (174)
JR Ratnayeke 4/98 (40 overs)
194 (82.3 overs)
A Ranatunga 55 (169)
SR Waugh 4/33 (20 overs)
153 (f/o) (52.1 overs)
A Ranatunga 45 (65)
MG Hughes 5/67 (21 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 108 runs
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Umpires: RC Bailhache and PJ McConnell
Player of the match: DM Jones (AUS)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
  • CPH Ramanayake (SL) made his Test debut.

External sources[edit]


  • Playfair Cricket Annual (annual)
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual)