AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA

  • Sri Lanka defeat Australia by 3 runs January 28, 2013

    Melbourne: Thisara Perera produced an outstanding allround performance to help Sri Lanka to a threerun win over Australia in a rainaffected Twenty20 international on Monday, securing a 20 victory in the series that sparked animosity between the two sides. After making a hardhitting 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 twomatch series 20 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...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lanka beat Australia by fiv January 26, 2013

    Sydney: David Warner's unbeaten 90 went in vain as Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International on Saturday to go 10 up in the twomatch series. Shotmaking was not easy on the dropin pitch at Sydney's Olympic Stadium but Warner blasted an unbeaten 62ball 90 in...
  • Rain forces abandonment of 4th AusSL ODI January 20, 2013

    Sydney: Rain forced the abandonment of the fourth oneday cricket international between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday, gifting Sri Lanka an unbeatable 21 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 oneday squad January 19, 2013

    Sydney: Australian selectors have added fast bowler Jackson Bird to their oneday squad for Sunday's crucial clash against Sri Lanka in Sydney. Sri Lanka lead the fivematch series 21 after a fourwicket 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...
  • 3rd ODI: Aus eye comeback with Clarke, Warner January 17, 2013

    Brisbane: With series currently tied at 11, Australia will be strengthened by the return of their stars following a welldeserved rest. After being given a wakeup call in the second ODI, where they were comprehensively beaten by Sri Lanka, Brisbane will be a good opportunity for Michael Clarke, David Warner...
  • 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 oneday squad to lead Australia after a thrashing by Sri Lanka and an earbashing 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 11 January 13, 2013

    Adelaide: Lahiru Thirimanne struck his first oneday century as Sri Lanka levelled the oneday series against Australia with a convincing eightwicket 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 oneday international against Sri Lanka. Starc's future in the fivematch series is uncertain after he suffered calf soreness in Australia's 107run 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 oneday 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 limitedovers international debut, making 112 to help the hosts to a 107run victory against Sri Lanka in the series opener on Friday. The understrength Australian side, featuring three toporder batsmen on debut under the leadership of standin...
  • Sri Lanka seek winning start to ODI series in Aus January 10, 2013

    Sydney: Sri Lanka are banking on the return of slinging paceman Lasith Malinga to give them a fresh start in the oneday series against Australia, starting in Melbourne on Friday. The explosive Malinga, whose unusual 'slingshot' action makes him difficult to face, was keenly missed by Sri Lanka in their...
  • 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 oneday international (ODI) seriesopener 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 lefthander 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 lineup with tours of India and England looming ahead. The 37yearold had said that the third...
  • Aus complete 30 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 fivewicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday, completing a 30 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 firstinnings 432 for 9 declared...
  • Aus vs SL, 3rd Test: Australia take 48run lead over Sri Lanka January 4, 2013

    Sydney: Australia edged ahead of Sri Lanka on day two of the third and final Test, reaching 3426 at stumps Friday for a 48run 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...
  • Jayawardene hits first away halfcentury in 3 years January 3, 2013

    Sydney: Captain Mahela Jayawardene hit his first Test halfcentury on tour in over three years to bolster injuryhit Sri Lanka's first innings in the third Test against Australia. In a welcome return to form after fellow 10,000 Test runscorer Kumar Sangakkara's enforced absence with a fractured finger, Jayawardene led from...
  • Australia, Sri Lanka remember Tony Greig January 3, 2013

    Sydney: Australian and Sri Lankan players paid their respects to Tony Greig in a moving farewell to the former England captain before start of play in the third Test on Thursday. A minute's silence was observed by players and fans in honour of Greig, who died at the weekend aged...
  • Australia aim to bid Hussey farewell in style January 2, 2013

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke vowed to strive for a 30 clean sweep against Sri Lanka in the final Test starting Thursday to give retiring batsman Michael Hussey a fitting sendoff. Clarke has opted for a fourman pace attack after Australia's crushing innings victory against the tourists in last week's...
  • Clarke tops Test rankings with careerbest points December 29, 2012

    Dubai: In the form of his life, Australia captain Michael Clarke on Saturday reached a careerbest 900 points to retain the top spot in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen after his side's innings and 201 runs win against Sri Lanka in Melbourne. The win guaranteed Australia an unassailable 20 lead...