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Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2011
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Australia
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
Sri Lanka
Dates 6 August – 20 September 2011
Captains Michael Clarke (Test and ODI)
Cameron White (T20I)
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Test series
Result Australia won the 3-match series 1–0
Most runs Michael Hussey (463) Angelo Mathews (274)
Most wickets Ryan Harris (11) Rangana Herath (16)
Player of the series Michael Hussey (Aus)
One Day International series
Result Australia won the 5-match series 3–2
Most runs Michael Clarke (242) Mahela Jayawardene (180)
Most wickets Mitchell Johnson (11) Lasith Malinga (11)
Player of the series Michael Clarke (Aus)
Twenty20 International series
Result Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs David Warner (69) Tillakaratne Dilshan (108)
Most wickets Brett Lee (4) Ajantha Mendis (6)
Player of the series Ajantha Mendis and Tillakaratne Dilshan (both SL)

The Australian cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 6 August to 20 September 2011. The tour consisted of two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Tests played for Warne-Muralidaran Trophy. Four uncapped players had been named in the Australian Test squad; Shaun Marsh, Trent Copeland, James Pattinson and Nathan Lyon. Lyon had only made four first-class appearances and was previously one of the groundstaff at the Adelaide Oval.

Squads

Tests ODIs T20Is
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of Australia Australia
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c) Michael Clarke (c) Tillakaratne Dilshan (c) Michael Clarke (c) Tillakaratne Dilshan (c) Cameron White (c)
Mahela Jayawardene Shane Watson (vc) Angelo Mathews (vc) Doug Bollinger Angelo Mathews (vc) Aaron Finch
Rangana Herath Michael Beer Dinesh Chandimal Xavier Doherty Dinesh Chandimal John Hastings
Prasanna Jayawardene (wk) Brad Haddin (wk) Kumar Sangakkara (wk) Brad Haddin (wk) Kumar Sangakkara (wk) Brad Haddin (wk)
Shaminda Eranga Trent Copeland Rangana Herath John Hastings Rangana Herath David Hussey
Suraj Randiv Ryan Harris Mahela Jayawardene David Hussey Mahela Jayawardene Mitchell Johnson
Suranga Lakmal Phillip Hughes Suraj Randiv Michael Hussey Suraj Randiv Brett Lee
Angelo Mathews Michael Hussey Nuwan Kulasekara Shaun Marsh Nuwan Kulasekara Shaun Marsh
Ajantha Mendis Mitchell Johnson Suranga Lakmal James Pattinson Suranga Lakmal Steve O'Keefe
Tharanga Paranavitana Usman Khawaja Ajantha Mendis Ricky Ponting Ajantha Mendis James Pattinson
Dammika Prasad Nathan Lyon Jeevan Mendis Steven Smith Jeevan Mendis Steven Smith
Seekkuge Prasanna Shaun Marsh Chamara Silva Shane Watson Dilruwan Perera David Warner
Thilan Samaraweera James Pattinson Thisara Perera Thisara Perera Shane Watson
Kumar Sangakkara Ricky Ponting Lasith Malinga Dammika Prasad
Lahiru Thirimanne Peter Siddle Shaminda Eranga Shaminda Eranga
Chanaka Welegedara Upul Tharanga Chamara Silva
Seekkuge Prasanna

Tour matches

First-class: SL Board XI Vs Australia

25–27 August
Scorecard
Sri Lanka Board XI
258 (85 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
393 (121.3 overs)
Match drawn
P Sara Oval, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Rohitha Kottahachchi (Sri) and Tyron Wijewardene (Sri)
Dinesh Chandimal 59 (90)
Trent Copeland 5/47 (20 overs)
Michael Clarke 104 (127)
Dilruwan Perera 3/137 (46 overs)
174/2 (49 overs)
Lahiru Thirimanne 100 (161)
Trent Copeland 1/14 (8 overs)
  • Sri Lanka Board XI won the toss and elected to bat

T20I Series

1st T20I

6 August

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
198/3 (20 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
163/8 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 35 runs
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asoka De Silva (Sri) and Ruchira Palliyaguru (Sri)
Man of the Match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 104* (57)
Brett Lee 1/38 (4 overs)
David Warner 53 (31)
Dilruwan Perera 3/26 (4 overs)


2nd T20I

8 August

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
157/9 (20 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
149/9 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 8 runs
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (Sri) and Ruchira Palliyaguru (Sri)
Man of the Match: Ajantha Mendis (Sri)
Mahela Jayawardene 86 (63)
John Hastings 3/14 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 57 (24)
Ajantha Mendis 6/16 (4 overs)


ODI Series

1st ODI

10 August

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
191 (40.1 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
192/3 (38.1 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asoka De Silva (Sri) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Man of the Match: Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
Suraj Randiv 41 (50)
Mitchell Johnson 6/31 (10 overs)
Shane Watson 69 (51)
Suraj Randiv 2/43 (8 overs)


2nd ODI

14 August

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
208 (49.3 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
211/2 (38.2 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Tony Hill (NZ) and Ruchira Palliyaguru (Sri)
Man of the Match: Ricky Ponting (Aus)
Kumar Sangakkara 52(85)
Doug Bollinger 3/35 (10 overs)
Ricky Ponting 90*(106)
Nuwan Kulasekara 1/38 (7 overs)


3rd ODI

16 August

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
286/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
208 (44.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 78 runs
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Ranmore Martinesz (Sri)
Man of the Match: Upul Tharanga (Sri)
Upul Tharanga 111 (139)
Doug Bollinger 4/42 (10 overs)
Michael Hussey 63 (76)
Lasith Malinga 5/28 (8.2 overs)


4th ODI

20 August

Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
132 (38.4 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
133/5 (28 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asoka De Silva (Sri) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Man of the Match: Xavier Doherty (Aus)
Mahela Jayawardene 53 (102)
Brett Lee 4/15 (6.4 overs)
Shaun Marsh 70 (80)
Seekkuge Prasanna 3/32 (6 overs)


5th ODI

22 August

Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
211 (46.1 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
213/6 (47 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Ranmore Martinesz (Sri)
Man of the Match: Lasith Malinga (Sri)
Shane Watson 56 (84)
Lasith Malinga 3/35 (8 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 71 (119)
James Pattinson 2/41 (10 overs)


Test Series (Warne-Muralidaran Trophy)

Main article: Warne-Muralidaran Trophy

1st Test

31 August – 4 September
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
273 (86.5 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
105 (50 overs)
Australia won by 125 runs
Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Michael Hussey (Aus)
Michael Hussey 95 (178)
Rangana Herath 3/54 (24 overs)
Tharanga Paranavitana 29 (85)
Nathan Lyon 5/34 (6 overs)
210 (59.2 overs) 253 (95.5 overs)
Michael Clarke 60 (80)
Rangana Herath 5/79 (23 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 105 (215)
Ryan Harris 5/62 (20 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Trent Copeland and Nathan Lyon (both Australia) made their test debut
  • Rain delayed play on Day 2 resulting Stumps to be called
  • Rain delayed play on Day 3 therfore there was no first session but an extended second and third session
  • Bad light on Day 3 suspended play at the end of the day with a min. of 3 overs to spare ultimately resulting in stumps
  • Rain delayed part of the first session on Day 4

On the 2nd day of the test, Nathan Lyon took his first wicket in tests with his first ball, his victim was Kumar Sangakkara; he is the 14th international player and 2nd Australian to do so. He finished with figures of 5/34, becoming the 131st player to take five wickets on debut in a Test match. Also, Trent Copeland took his first wicket in tests with his second ball; his victim was Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Australia lead the series 1–0

2nd Test

8–12 September
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
174 (64.1 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
411/7 d (132 overs)
Match drawn
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Michael Hussey (Aus)
Angelo Mathews 58 (111)
Ryan Harris 3/38 (16 overs)
Michael Hussey 142 (244)
Suraj Randiv 3/103 (43 overs)
317/6 (114.3 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 69 (265)
Ryan Harris 3/54 (22 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat
  • Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka) and Shaun Marsh (Australia) made their test debut.
  • Match delayed by bad light on Day 1
  • Match delayed by rain on 2nd, 3rd and 4th days
  • Match delayed by bad light on Day 2 and 5, resulting in stumps

Ricky Ponting missed this test. Ponting's wife, Rianna, gave birth to the couple's second child, and he returned to Australia to witness the event. As a result Shaun Marsh made his debut and he scored 141 of 315 balls.

Australia lead the series 1–0

3rd Test

16–20 September
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
316 (104.3 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
524 (174 overs)
Match drawn
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Michael Hussey (Aus)
Michael Hussey 118 (178)
Shaminda Eranga 65/4 (23.3 overs)
Angelo Mathews 163* (269)
Peter Siddle 4/91 (35 overs)
488 (138.5 overs) 7/0 (2 overs)
Phillip Hughes 126 (220)
Rangana Herath 7/157 (52 overs)
Tharanga Paranavitana 4* (6)
Trent Copeland 0/3 (1 over)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
  • Shaminda Eranga (Sri Lanka) made his test debut
  • Match delayed by rain, a wet outfield and bad light on Day 1
  • Match delayed by bad light resulting in stumps on Day 2

On the first day Shaminda Eranga got his first wicket in tests with his first ball (repeating Nathan Lyon's feat in the 1st test); his victim was Shane Watson. Also on the first day Shaun Marsh achieved an average of 222 before he got out, the highest ever by an Australian. Michael Hussey was Man of the Match for all three test matches and was awarded Man of the Series.

Australia won the series 1-0

See also

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