Home Cricket National Cricket Lower order does the recovery job for Australia A after Madushanka’s early...

Lower order does the recovery job for Australia A after Madushanka’s early burst

Australia A Tour of Sri Lanka 2022

600
Australia A Tour of Sri Lanka 2022
Image Credits - SLC

The first four-day fixture between Australia A and Sri Lanka A kicked off today at the Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Australia A recovered from a tricky position of 5 for 98 to 379 thanks to a lower order surge.

Young left arm seamer Dilshan Madushanka, who opened the bowling for Sri Lanka A, bowled exceptionally to remove the Top 3 of Australia inside the first 5 overs to put them under pressure early in the day. Lakshitha Rasanjana who also joined the party clinched two more wickets as the visitors were reeling on 98 for 5.

Josh Philippe and Aaron Hardie came to the rescue of the visitors as they combined to put together 125 runs for the 6th wicket in 124 deliveries. Suminda Lakshan managed to remove both the set batters but the Australian lower order continued to attack as the Sri Lanka A bowlers failed to capitalize on an advantageous position.

The 8th wicket partnership of 118 between Nathan McAndrew (92) and Mark Steketee (47) managed to push the Australia A total to 379.

For the hosts, Dilshan Madushanka grabbed 4 for 62 while Suminda Lakshan and Lakshitha Rasanjana took 3 wickets each.

As the Australian innings ended in the 88th over of the day, stumps were called for Day 1 and Sri Lanka A will begin their first innings replying to the 379 by the visitors on Day 2. Sri Lanka A will be disappointed for letting Australia A off the hook but a good batting performance will give them more than enough time to mount a solid comeback.

Day 2 of the encounter will begin tomorrow at 10.00AM Local Time.

Result


Sri Lanka A Team
274/10 (79.1) & 249/10 (72)

Australia A Team
379/10 (88.1) & 212/5 (46)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Matt Renshaw b Dilshan Madusanka 2 11 0 0 18.18
Marcus Harris b Dilshan Madusanka 0 3 0 0 0.00
Henry Hunt b Dilshan Madusanka 0 8 0 0 0.00
travis head b Lakshitha Manasinghe 39 29 5 0 134.48
Nic Maddinson st Lahiru Udara b Lakshitha Manasinghe 14 37 3 0 37.84
Josh Philippe c Lahiru Udara b Suminda Lakshan 94 102 7 3 92.16
Aaron Hardie b Suminda Lakshan 62 83 5 0 74.70
Nathan McAndrew b Dilshan Madusanka 92 132 5 0 69.70
Mark Steketee b Suminda Lakshan 47 83 4 0 56.63
Todd Murphy b Lakshitha Manasinghe 1 12 0 0 8.33
Matthew Kuhnemann not out 11 33 1 0 33.33


Extras 17 (b 11 , lb 2 , nb 4, w 0, pen 0)
Total 379/10 (88.1 Overs, RR: 4.3)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dilshan Madusanka 14.1 2 62 4 4.40
Nisala Tharaka 12 1 61 0 5.08
Lakshitha Manasinghe 28 2 115 3 4.11
Pramod Madushan 18 1 69 0 3.83
Suminda Lakshan 16 1 59 3 3.69
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pabasara Waduge c travis head b Nathan McAndrew 30 57 3 0 52.63
Minod Bhanuka lbw b Todd Murphy 11 27 1 0 40.74
Kamindu Mendis b Todd Murphy 0 8 0 0 0.00
Nuwanidu Fernando c Matt Renshaw b Matthew Kuhnemann 86 140 11 1 61.43
Sadeera Samarawickrama lbw b Mark Steketee 29 53 2 0 54.72
Lahiru Udara c Matt Renshaw b Matthew Kuhnemann 50 62 5 0 80.65
Suminda Lakshan c Josh Philippe b Todd Murphy 12 31 1 0 38.71
Lakshitha Manasinghe c Josh Philippe b Mark Steketee 35 61 6 0 57.38
Nisala Tharaka c & b Todd Murphy 0 3 0 0 0.00
prabath jayasuriya c Henry Hunt b Mark Steketee 10 26 1 0 38.46
Dilshan Madusanka not out 1 7 0 0 14.29


Extras 10 (b 7 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 274/10 (79.1 Overs, RR: 3.46)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Mark Steketee 15.1 5 51 3 3.38
Aaron Hardie 8 2 29 0 3.62
Nathan McAndrew 13 4 38 1 2.92
Todd Murphy 23 7 67 4 2.91
Matthew Kuhnemann 14 2 41 2 2.93
travis head 6 0 38 0 6.33
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Marcus Harris lbw b Lakshitha Manasinghe 32 39 5 0 82.05
Matt Renshaw lbw b prabath jayasuriya 32 36 1 0 88.89
Henry Hunt c Oshada Ferenado b Lakshitha Manasinghe 0 5 0 0 0.00
Nic Maddinson c b Suminda Lakshan 59 95 8 0 62.11
Josh Philippe b Dilshan Madusanka 69 70 10 0 98.57
jimmy peirson not out 13 23 1 0 56.52
Aaron Hardie not out 4 9 1 0 44.44


Extras 3 (b 2 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 0, pen 0)
Total 212/5 (46 Overs, RR: 4.61)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dilshan Madusanka 8 1 43 1 5.38
Nisala Tharaka 2 0 17 0 8.50
Lakshitha Manasinghe 17 0 83 2 4.88
prabath jayasuriya 13 4 45 1 3.46
Suminda Lakshan 5 1 16 1 3.20
Nuwanidu Fernando 1 0 6 0 6.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Minod Bhanuka c Josh Philippe b Aaron Hardie 87 142 11 1 61.27
Pabasara Waduge lbw b Aaron Hardie 2 13 0 0 15.38
Kamindu Mendis c jimmy peirson b Nathan McAndrew 5 11 0 0 45.45
Nuwanidu Fernando c Aaron Hardie b Nathan McAndrew 3 18 0 0 16.67
Sadeera Samarawickrama c Nic Maddinson b Tanveer Sangha 105 145 9 0 72.41
Lahiru Udara c Josh Philippe b Aaron Hardie 2 15 0 0 13.33
Suminda Lakshan c Josh Philippe b Tanveer Sangha 23 39 3 0 58.97
Lakshitha Manasinghe b Tanveer Sangha 5 9 0 0 55.56
Nisala Tharaka c Todd Murphy b Nathan McAndrew 0 4 0 0 0.00
prabath jayasuriya c Aaron Hardie b Tanveer Sangha 9 18 1 0 50.00
Dilshan Madusanka not out 4 17 0 0 23.53


Extras 4 (b 4 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 249/10 (72 Overs, RR: 3.46)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Mark Steketee 12 1 50 0 4.17
Aaron Hardie 12 3 35 3 2.92
Nathan McAndrew 15 4 31 3 2.07
Todd Murphy 18 0 62 0 3.44
Tanveer Sangha 13 0 56 4 4.31
Nic Maddinson 2 0 11 0 5.50