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Madushan, Dickwella and Bandara propel Sri Lanka ‘A’ to victory

Australia ‘A’ tour of Sri Lanka 2022

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Australia ‘A’ tour of Sri Lanka 2022

Sri Lanka ‘A’ beat Australia ‘A’ by 4 wickets in the 2nd Unofficial ODI to draw the 2-match series 1-1.

Australian skipper Henry Hunt won the toss and opted to bat first for the 2nd consecutive time at SSC Grounds in Colombo.

Wicket-keeper batter Josh Philippe and Travis Head opened the batting for Australia and provided a quick start putting on 83 runs in 9.1 overs. The opener Head built another half-century stand with number 4 batter Marcus Harris for the 3rd wicket as the visitors set the perfect platform for a big score on the board.

Head continued to put pressure on Sri Lankan bowlers with a wonderful batting display as he notched up his 11th List-A century to propel Australia to 312 runs in the allotted 50 overs.

For Sri Lanka, it was the speedster Pramod Madushan who impressed with the ball picking up 4 wickets for 50 runs while the speedster Nisala Tharaka and off-spinner Sahan Arachchige bagged 2 wickets each.

In reply, Niroshan Dickwella and Oshada Fernando opened the innings for Sri Lanka and provided a solid start adding 43 runs for the first wicket. Dickwella then joined by number three batter Kamindu Mendis and built a match-winning 116-run partnership for the 2nd wicket putting the hosts in driving seat at the halfway stage of the innings.

After the Dickwella-Mendis partnership, Sri Lanka witnessed a chaotic period in the middle losing 3 quick wickets for 46 runs giving some edge to the visitors at 205/5. However, Sri Lanka capped middle-order batter Ashen Bandara coming to bat at 6, held his nerves to guide Sri Lanka home scoring a match-winning 73 runs off 65 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 112.30

Result


Sri Lanka A Team
315/6 (48.5)

Australia A Team
312/10 (48.4)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Josh Philippe c Oshada Ferenado b Pramod Madushan 34 25 5 1 136.00
travis head c Oshada Fernando b Sahan Arachchige 110 86 15 2 127.91
Matt Renshaw b Dhananjaya de Silva 2 9 0 0 22.22
Marcus Harris c & b Sahan Arachchige 31 32 3 0 96.88
Nic Maddinson lbw b Jeffrey Vandersay 8 9 1 0 88.89
Henry Hunt c Ashen Bandara b Nisala Tharaka 40 53 1 1 75.47
Aaron Hardie c Niroshan Dickwella b Janith Liyanage  58 50 2 2 116.00
Mark Steketee b Nisala Tharaka 11 15 0 1 73.33
Todd Murphy b Janith Liyanage  3 7 0 0 42.86
Matthew Kuhnemann b Janith Liyanage  0 2 0 0 0.00
Tanveer Sangha not out 4 4 1 0 100.00


Extras 11 (b 0 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 8, pen 0)
Total 312/10 (48.4 Overs, RR: 6.41)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Nisala Tharaka 7 0 48 2 6.86
Pramod Madushan 8.4 0 50 4 5.95
Sahan Arachchige 8 0 58 2 7.25
Dhananjaya de Silva 5 0 28 1 5.60
Janith Liyanage  6 0 41 0 6.83
Jeffrey Vandersay 9 0 59 1 6.56
Dunith Wellalage 5 0 25 0 5.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Niroshan Dickwella c travis head b Matthew Kuhnemann 83 73 10 1 113.70
Oshada Ferenado c Henry Hunt b Matthew Kuhnemann 24 24 3 1 100.00
Kamindu Mendis c & b Tanveer Sangha 40 53 2 0 75.47
Dhananjaya Lakshan c Josh Philippe b Matthew Kuhnemann 30 26 5 0 115.38
Janith Liyanage  c Henry Hunt b Tanveer Sangha 0 1 0 0 0.00
Ashen Bandara not out 73 63 3 2 115.87
Sahan Arachchige c Aaron Hardie b Nic Maddinson 31 43 1 0 72.09
Dunith Wellalage not out 17 8 1 1 212.50


Extras 17 (b 0 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 14, pen 0)
Total 315/6 (48.5 Overs, RR: 6.45)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Mark Steketee 7 0 52 0 7.43
Matthew Kuhnemann 10 1 43 3 4.30
Todd Murphy 9 0 68 0 7.56
Matt Renshaw 4 0 25 0 6.25
Aaron Hardie 5 0 32 0 6.40
Tanveer Sangha 9.5 0 72 2 7.58
Nic Maddinson 4 0 20 1 5.00