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Cricket Team Records: Sri Lanka vs Australia (Test-ODI-T20)

Sri Lanka vs Australia

Cricket Team Records: Sri Lanka vs Australia (Test Match Records)

Sri Lankans were granted test status in 1982 from the International Cricket Council and made their debut in the same year against the English side in Colombo. The Australians however were given test status more than a century ago as compared to the Sri Lankans. The two teams came across each other in 1983 on Kandy cricket ground.

  • The Sri Lankans are called as the Lions and the Australian cricketers are called as the Aussies.
  • GS Chappel was the Australian cricket team’s captain in the first encounter against the Lions whereas the Sri Lankan captain was LRD Mendis.
  • The first match was played on the Asgiriya stadium, Kandy.
  • The match umpires were CEB Anthony and HC Felsinger.
  • These Australian cricket players have been performing really well Waugh brothers, Ricky Ponting, ML Hayden, AR Border, GD Mcgrath, MG Johnson, MJ Clarke, and RN Harvery against the Sri Lankan cricket team.
  • However Sri Lankan cricketers have also shown great performances e.g. PA De Silva, ST Jayasuriya, A Ranatunga, DPMD Jayawardene, MS Attapattu, RS Kaluwitharana, Kumara Sangakarra, Chaminda Vaas, Dilhara Fernando, M Muralitharan and UDU Chandana.
  • In all just 20 matches have been played by the two teams and only 1 was won by the Sri Lankans, 13 victories stand with Aussies name and 6 matches were drawn.
  • (Australia: 65% and SL: 0.07% only).
  • Highest test runs in a test innings from the Sri Lankan team were 547/8(declared) and on the other hand the highest runs in an innings by the Aussies were 617/5(declared).
  • Greatest cricket player Ricky Ponting is highest run scorer (851 runs) and second to him on the list is PA De Silva (803runs).
  • Top scorer in an innings was MJ Slater of Australia with 219 runs in one innings and KC Sangakkara was the Sri Lankan top scorer with 192 runs.
  • SK Warne yet again has the best bowling figures against the Sri Lankans with 59 wickets in aggregate and 10 wickets in one match.
  • Greatest Sri Lankan cricket player Mutiah Muralitharan seconds the list of the maximum wickets in aggregate i.e. 54 wickets and has 11 wickets in the match.
  • MS Kasprowicz is the top wicket taker with 7 wickets in an innings.
  • AC Gilchrist, Australian wicket keeper has been the best keeper throughout the matches with 37 dismissals in just 7 matches.
  • The two teams have played very less test cricket against each other hence the less number of scores/wickets
  • The last game was played in November 2007 (16th-20th) at Hobart.
Cricket Team Records: Sri Lanka vs Australia (ODI-One Day International Matches Records)

The Australian cricket team and the Sri Lankan cricket team came face to face for the first time in a One Day international in the year 1975 on the grounds of Oval. It was a 60 overs match.

  • The Aussies were being captained by the famous Ian Chappell in the first ODI played against the Lions (Sri Lankan players). The Lions were being lead by PB Tennekoon in that first match.
  • WL Budd and AE Fagg were the two umpires in the first ever ODI played between the Australian players and the Sri Lankan players.
  • The first ODI between these two cricket teams was played on the grounds of Oval in London. Australia was the victorious team which beat the Lankans by 52 runs.
  • Famous cricket players Ricky Pontng, Steve Waugh, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGarth and GB Hogg have been performing spectacularly against the Lions in the ODIs. From the Sri Lankan cricket team some of the greatest Sri Lankan cricket players like , PA de Silva, Kumara Sangakara, Muttiah Murailitharan and WPUJC are the eminent players who have been showing outstanding performance in ODI cricket against the Aussies.
  • Up till today, 72ODIs have been played between these two cricket teams out of which 47 matches have been won by the Aussies and the rest by the Lions.
  • The highest ODI total record has been made by the Australian players against the Sri Lankan cricket team which was a score of 368 in 2006 at the cost of five wickets. This ODI was played on the grounds of Sydney.
  • The individual highest score in the ODIs between the Australian cricket team and Pakistani cricket team has been made by an Aussie player, AC Gilchrist. He scored 154 on 7th Feb 1999 on the fields of Melbourne.
  • M Muriltharan, the famous Sri Lankan player has the record of holding most number of wickets against the Aussies in the ODIs; however an Australian player, AIC Dodemaide has the best bowling figures against the Lions team in the ODIs.
  • Coming towards the wicket keeping records, AC Gilchrist has the most number of dismissals (42) record against the Sri Lankan cricket team.
  • Up to date, the last ODI played between these two cricket teams was at Colombo on 5th March 2011.
Cricket Team Records: Sri Lanka vs Australia (T20-Twenty Twenty Matches Records)

Sri Lankan cricket team faced the Australian cricket team in the ICC T20 world cup for the first time in Cape Town 20th September 2007.

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