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High Class batting completes a mammoth run chase for Australia A

Australia A Tour of Sri Lanka 2022

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Australia A Tour of Sri Lanka 2022
 

After 3 days of action, at the beginning of the final day Australia A needed 330 more runs to win while Sri Lanka A needed 9 wickets. It was expected to be a very close game but the visiting batters managed to chase down this target after losing just 5 wickets to take the series 2-0.

Lakshitha Rasanjana & Dilshan Madushanka managed to start the final day on a good note for Sri Lanka A as the visitors lost 4 wickets for 69 making it a steep mountain to climb for them. But two Australians in Henry Hunt(107) & Jimmy Peirson(128) scored two high-class centuries to keep the turbines moving for their team. After the dismissal of Henry Hunt, Aaron Hardie who walked out to bat at number 7 also scored an unbeaten 78 as the tourists pulled out an unlikely 4th day chase at Hambantota to win the 2nd unofficial test match.

One of the key features of the 151 run stand for the 5th wicket between Hunt & Peirson was that they accumulated the majority of their runs by simply scoring the singles and the doubles. They just kept the scoreboard moving and before even Sri Lanka A knew the required runs came to below 200. Hunt’s 107 included just 3 fours and Peirson’s unbeaten 128 had just 4 fours in it.

Hardie who partnered up with Peirson to add 150 runs for the 6th wicket and take Australia A home played a completely different inning as he relied a lot on boundaries as his 78 included 6 fours.

One of the main weak points Sri Lanka A had today was the absence of another spinner to be the partner of Lakshitha. Suminda Lakshan & Sahan Arachchige were used but they couldn’t make any impact on this 4th day wicket.

With this win, the Australia A tour of Sri Lanka comes to an end with the visitors taking higher honors in the longer format leg of the tour.

Result


Sri Lanka A Team
330/9 (90) & 290/10 (87)

Australia A Team
254/10 (74.3) & 370/5 (95)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Minod Bhanuka c Marcus Harris b Mark Steketee 7 18 1 0 38.89
Lahiru Udara c jimmy peirson b Mark Steketee 63 133 3 0 47.37
Kamindu Mendis c jimmy peirson b Mark Steketee 14 12 1 0 116.67
Nuwanidu Fernando c jimmy peirson b Aaron Hardie 32 77 3 0 41.56
Sadeera Samarawickrama c Matt Renshaw b Scott Boland 29 32 4 0 90.62
Nipun Dananjaya c jimmy peirson b Scott Boland 92 130 4 0 70.77
Sahan Arachchige c jimmy peirson b Scott Boland 61 124 3 0 49.19
Suminda Lakshan c Marcus Harris b Scott Boland 4 2 1 0 200.00
Lakshitha Manasinghe c Matt Renshaw b Mark Steketee 8 7 2 0 114.29
Mohamed Shiraz not out 1 3 0 0 33.33
Dilshan Madusanka not out 5 8 1 0 62.50


Extras 14 (b 4 , lb 4 , nb 6, w 0, pen 0)
Total 330/9 (90 Overs, RR: 3.67)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Scott Boland 16 5 38 4 2.38
Mark Steketee 17 2 69 4 4.06
Jon Holland 19 1 91 0 4.79
Aaron Hardie 13 3 27 1 2.08
Tanveer Sangha 15 1 68 0 4.53
Matt Renshaw 10 1 29 0 2.90
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Matt Renshaw c Minod Bhanuka b Dilshan Madusanka 35 51 2 0 68.63
Marcus Harris b Rasanjana 39 60 3 0 65.00
Henry Hunt c Kalana Perera b Rasanjana 28 56 2 0 50.00
Nic Maddinson b Suminda Lakshan 0 12 0 0 0.00
Josh Philippe lbw b Rasanjana 16 12 2 0 133.33
jimmy peirson not out 67 112 3 0 59.82
Aaron Hardie c Kamindu Mendis b Rasanjana 24 41 3 0 58.54
Mark Steketee b Dilshan Madusanka 19 38 2 0 50.00
Scott Boland lbw b Dilshan Madusanka 5 46 0 0 10.87
Tanveer Sangha c Minod Bhanuka b Rasanjana 7 16 1 0 43.75
Jon Holland c Nuwanidu Fernando b Suminda Lakshan 4 9 0 0 44.44


Extras 10 (b 2 , lb 2 , nb 6, w 0, pen 0)
Total 254/10 (74.3 Overs, RR: 3.41)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dilshan Madusanka 15 1 43 3 2.87
Mohamed Shiraz 10 1 33 0 3.30
Sahan Arachchige 6 0 25 0 4.17
Lakshitha Manasinghe 25 1 82 5 3.28
Suminda Lakshan 18.3 0 67 2 3.66
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Minod Bhanuka c Matt Renshaw b Jon Holland 8 35 1 0 22.86
Lahiru Udara c jimmy peirson b Mark Steketee 4 3 0 0 133.33
Kamindu Mendis b Jon Holland 48 80 6 0 60.00
Mohamed Shiraz c jimmy peirson b Scott Boland 7 38 0 0 18.42
Nuwanidu Fernando c jimmy peirson b Scott Boland 0 7 0 0 0.00
Sadeera Samarawickrama c jimmy peirson b Mark Steketee 20 23 2 0 86.96
Nipun Dananjaya c Josh Philippe b Tanveer Sangha 77 130 2 0 59.23
Sahan Arachchige b Tanveer Sangha 58 120 4 0 48.33
Lakshitha Manasinghe lbw b Tanveer Sangha 25 26 2 0 96.15
Suminda Lakshan not out 30 37 4 0 81.08
Dilshan Madusanka b Scott Boland 9 24 1 0 37.50


Extras 4 (b 0 , lb 2 , nb 1, w 1, pen 0)
Total 290/10 (87 Overs, RR: 3.33)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Scott Boland 19 5 51 3 2.68
Mark Steketee 16 4 55 2 3.44
Jon Holland 22 2 85 2 3.86
Aaron Hardie 7 0 24 0 3.43
Tanveer Sangha 16 0 53 3 3.31
Matt Renshaw 4 2 8 0 2.00
Nic Maddinson 3 0 12 0 4.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Marcus Harris lbw b Rasanjana 11 38 0 0 28.95
Matt Renshaw lbw b Rasanjana 0 1 0 0 0.00
Henry Hunt b Rasanjana 107 212 3 0 50.47
Nic Maddinson c & b Dilshan Madusanka 18 39 2 0 46.15
Josh Philippe c & b Dilshan Madusanka 2 5 0 0 40.00
jimmy peirson not out 128 189 4 0 67.72
Aaron Hardie not out 78 94 6 0 82.98


Extras 26 (b 13 , lb 1 , nb 8, w 4, pen 0)
Total 370/5 (95 Overs, RR: 3.89)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Lakshitha Manasinghe 32 4 116 3 3.62
Dilshan Madusanka 15 3 52 2 3.47
Suminda Lakshan 22 0 87 0 3.95
Sahan Arachchige 4 0 14 0 3.50
Mohamed Shiraz 11 0 37 0 3.36
Kamindu Mendis 7 0 15 0 2.14
Nuwanidu Fernando 2 0 11 0 5.50
Nipun Dananjaya 2 0 14 0 7.00