Australia vs Sri Lanka 2012

  • Sri Lanka defeat Australia by 3 runs January 29, 2013

    Melbourne: Thisara Perera produced an outstanding all-round performance to help Sri Lanka to a three-run win over Australia in a rain-affected Twenty20 international on Monday, securing a 2-0 victory in the series that sparked animosity between the two sides. After making a hard-hitting unbeaten 35 in Sri Lanka's innings of...
  • Sri Lanka aim to win T20 series January 27, 2013

    Melbourne: After a strong performance in the first T20 at the Sydney's Olympic Stadium, Sri Lanka would be eying to take the two-match series 2-0 and hope to end the Australian tour on a high on Monday at the MCG. The number one T20 side, Sri Lanka, had put up...
  • Rain forces abandonment of 4th Aus-SL ODI January 20, 2013

    Sydney: Rain forced the abandonment of the fourth one-day cricket international between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday, gifting Sri Lanka an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the series with a match to play. Sri Lanka were 14 without loss in the fourth over of their innings,...
  • Australia add Bird to one-day squad January 19, 2013

    Sydney: Australian selectors have added fast bowler Jackson Bird to their one-day squad for Sunday's crucial clash against Sri Lanka in Sydney. Sri Lanka lead the five-match series 2-1 after a four-wicket win in Brisbane on Friday, bowling out Australia inside 27 overs for just 74 runs. "Jackson Bird will join...
  • Aus v SL, 4th ODI: Time running out for struggling Australia January 19, 2013

    Sydney: Sri Lanka are one win away from wrapping up the series against Australia, but much of the talk in home circles is how an Australian 'B team' is in disarray following two sloppy defeats. Michael Clarke's return for the previous match saw Australia bowled out for 74, with...
  • Arthur defends Australia's selection policy January 14, 2013

    Adelaide: Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur has hit back at critics of his rotational selection policy for fast bowlers, saying those who question the system are either "naive" or "stubborn." Arthur was particularly incensed at claims that the rotation, which aims to reduce injuries among the fast bowlers, means Australian...
  • Clarke, Wade and Warner return to Aus squad against SL January 14, 2013

    Melbourne: Skipper Michael Clarke returned on Monday to the one-day squad to lead Australia after a thrashing by Sri Lanka and an ear-bashing over selection policy from former stars. Quick bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc were also brought back in after being withdrawn as a precaution to protect niggling...
  • 2nd ODI: SL beat Australia to level series 1-1 January 13, 2013

    Adelaide: Lahiru Thirimanne struck his first one-day century as Sri Lanka levelled the one-day series against Australia with a convincing eight-wicket win on Sunday. Sri Lanka put the hosts in to bat after rain delayed the start at the Adelaide Oval and the bowlers capitalised on cloud cover and moisture in...
  • Brett Lee questions Australia's rotation selection policy January 12, 2013

    Melbourne: Senior paceman Brett Lee on Saturday questioned Australia's content_cnious rotation selection policy after injury struck down fast bowler Mitchell Starc ahead of the second one-day international against Sri Lanka. Starc's future in the five-match series is uncertain after he suffered calf soreness in Australia's 107-run thumping of the tourists...
  • New look Australian team aim for another big win January 12, 2013

    As the inexperienced Australian team, with three debutants, and George Bailey at the helm of the affairs in ODIs for the first time pummeled the nearly full strength Sri Lanka side by 107 runs at the MCG on Saturday, not many were surprised. And if they repeat the feat at...
  • Mitchell Starc ruled out of ODI squad with calf injury January 12, 2013

    Sydney: Paceman Mitchell Starc has calf muscle soreness and has withdrawn from Australia's one-day squad ahead of this weekend's second match against Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia said on Saturday. South Australian quick Kane Richardson has been called up as cover for Sunday's ODI against Sri Lanka at the Adelaide Oval,...
  • 1st ODI: Australia thrash Sri Lanka by 107 runs January 11, 2013

    Melbourne: Opener Phil Hughes became the first Australian to score a century in his limited-overs international debut, making 112 to help the hosts to a 107-run victory against Sri Lanka in the series opener on Friday. The understrength Australian side, featuring three top-order batsmen on debut under the leadership of stand-in...
  • Three debutants in Australia's top order for ODI January 10, 2013

    Melbourne: Debutants will fill the top three batting spots for Australia in Friday's one-day international (ODI) series-opener against Sri Lanka at the MCG. Captain George Bailey confirmed on Thursday that Victoria's Aaron Finch and Test No.3 Phil Hughes will open the batting, with stylish NSW left-hander Usman Khawaja to bat at...
  • Relieved Hussey confident Australia will fill his shoes January 6, 2013

    Sydney: Michael Hussey was a relieved man after his Test career came to a close on Sunday and confident that Australia had enough talent to fill the gap he has left in the batting line-up with tours of India and England looming ahead. The 37-year-old had said that the third...
  • Aus complete 3-0 series whitewash against SL January 6, 2013

    Sydney: Mike Hussey capped his final Test before retirement by steering Australia to 141 for 5 and a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday, completing a 3-0 series sweep. Sri Lanka spinners Rangana Herath and Tillakaratne Dilshan made Australia work hard to reach the small victory target, taking regular...
  • Aus vs SL, 3rd Test: Australia on top as Sri Lanka slump January 5, 2013

    Sydney: Sri Lanka face a struggle to avoid a series whitewash against Australia after finishing day three of the third and final Test on 225 for 7 in their second innings, just 87 runs ahead. Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade's unbeaten 102 before lunch helped Australia to a first-innings 432 for 9 declared...
  • Aus vs SL, 3rd Test: Australia take 48-run lead over Sri Lanka January 4, 2013

    Sydney: Australia edged ahead of Sri Lanka on day two of the third and final Test, reaching 342-6 at stumps Friday for a 48-run lead over the tourists. Australia's batsmen were confident of big scores on a friendly wicket after dismissing Sri Lanka for 294 at the end of the opening...
  • Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara passes 10,000 Test runs December 26, 2012

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara became the 11th cricketer to pass 10,000 Test runs in the last over before lunch in the second Test against Australia in Melbourne on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Sangakkara punched an imperious cover drive for four off the bowling of Mitchell Johnson to bring up the...
  • Aus vs SL, 2nd Test: Johnson, Warner put Australia in command December 26, 2012

    Melbourne: David Warner smashed a quick-fire half century as Australia ended the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at 150-3 after dismissing the visitors for a paltry 156 at tea on Wednesday. Warner drove six boundaries as he made 62 from 46 balls to give the Australians...
  • Boxing Day Test: Injury hit Australia look to seal series December 25, 2012

    Melbourne: A last-gasp victory over Sri Lanka in Hobart gave Australia a sorely needed boost after disappointment against South Africa, but a mounting injury toll has tempered the hosts' Christmas cheer in the lead-up to the second test in Melbourne. Captain Michael Clarke, in white-hot form with the bat, remains...
  • Watson could lead Aus in Boxing day Test if Clarke is ruled out December 17, 2012

    Hobart: Shane Watson is in line to captain Australia in the second Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka after skipper Michael Clarke joined the home side's injury list during the Hobart Test. Clarke tweaked his right hamstring during the fourth day's play on Monday and was forced to retire hurt on...
  • Ben Hilfenhaus injured in 1st Test December 16, 2012

    Hobart: Australia lost another fast bowler on Sunday with Ben Hilfenhaus leaving the field early on the third day's play of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The Tasmanian swing bowler departed after delivering just two balls of his 13th over in the opening hour in Hobart. Team officials said he...
  • 1st Test, Aus vs SL: Siddle five-for puts hosts on top despite Dilshan ton December 16, 2012

    Hobart: Australia's depleted bowling attack put the home side back on top against Sri Lanka on Sunday, helping their side to a 141-run lead on day three of the first Test in Hobart. A fifth-wicket stand of 161 by Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews led Sri Lanka's comeback from an overnight...
  • Sri Lanka eye first Test win in Australia December 13, 2012

    Hobart: Sri Lanka are putting their faith in the remnants of their "golden generation" as they target their first ever Test win in Australia in the three-match series starting on Friday. Thirty-somethings Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thilan Samaraweera, who form the core of Sri Lanka's batting, are...