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The Sri Lankan national cricket team toured Australia and New Zealand in February and March 1983 and played a two-match Test series against the New Zealand national cricket team. New Zealand won the series 2–0. New Zealand were captained by Geoff Howarth and Sri Lanka by Somachandra de Silva. In addition, the teams played a three-match series of Limited Overs Internationals (LOI) which New Zealand won 3–0. The Australian leg of the tour consisted of two first-class matches but no Tests.

One Day Internationals (ODIs)

New Zealand won the Rothmans Cup 3-0.

1st ODI

2 March 1983
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Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
183/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
118/9 (50 overs)
New Zealand won by 65 runs
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Umpires: SC Cowman and IC Higginson
Player of the match: JG Wright (NZ)
JG Wright 45 (82)
VB John 3/28 (10 overs)
Y Goonasekera 23 (60)
RJ Hadlee 3/9 (8 overs)

2nd ODI

19 March 1983
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Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
167/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
168/3 (36.4 overs)
New Zealand won by 7 wickets
McLean Park, Napier
Umpires: FR Goodall and DA Kinsella
Player of the match: MD Crowe (NZ)
DS de Silva 37* (29)
BL Cairns 2/25 (10 overs)
JJ Crowe 46* (89)
DS de Silva 1/28 (6 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.

3rd ODI

20 March 1983
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Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
304/5 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
188/6 (50 overs)
New Zealand won by 116 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: IC Higginson and SJ Woodward
Player of the match: GM Turner (NZ)
GM Turner 140 (130)
RJ Ratnayake 2/50 (10 overs)
ERNS Fernando 36 (72)
BL Cairns 4/23 (10 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • S Jeganathan (SL) made his Test debut.

Test series summary

First Test

4–6 March 1983
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Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
344 (101.5 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
144 (53.3 overs)
New Zealand won by an innings and 25 runs
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: FR Goodall and DA Kinsella
Player of the match: WK Lees (NZ)
WK Lees 89 (180)
RJ Ratnayake 3/93 (31 overs)
S Wettimuny 63 (139)
RJ Hadlee 4/33 (13.3 overs)
175 (f/o) (81.5 overs)
DS de Silva 52 (111)
BL Cairns 4/47 (20 overs)

Second Test

11–15 March 1983
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Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
240 (100.5 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
201 (72.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: IC Higginson and SJ Woodward
RS Madugalle 79 (173)
EJ Chatfield 4/66 (26.5 overs)
BL Cairns 45 (50)
VB John 5/60 (25.2 overs)
93 (53 overs) 134/4 (37.1 overs)
Y Goonasekera 23 (66)
RJ Hadlee 4/34 (17 overs)
BA Edgar 47* (110)
DS de Silva 1/18 (6 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • SAR Silva (SL) made his Test debut.

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