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Sri Lankan cricket team in Australia in 2016–17
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Australia
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Sri Lanka
Dates 15 – 22 February 2017
Captains Aaron Finch Upul Tharanga
Twenty20 International series
Result Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Michael Klinger (143) Asela Gunaratne (140)
Most wickets James Faulkner
Adam Zampa (5)
Lasith Malinga (6)
Player of the series Asela Gunaratne (SL)

The Sri Lanka cricket team toured Australia in February 2017 to play three Twenty20 International (T20Is) matches. Cricket Australia confirmed the venues in August 2016, which included the first-ever international cricket match to be held at Kardinia Park, Geelong. With both Steve Smith and David Warner unavailable due to the scheduling of the series against India, Aaron Finch was named as Australia's captain for the series. Sri Lanka's T20I captain Angelo Mathews was unavailable for the tour, after suffering a hamstring injury during the second T20I against South Africa in January 2017.

Ahead of the T20I series, there was a twenty-over tour match between Prime Minister's XI and Sri Lanka. Adam Voges captained the Prime Minister's XI side in his last international match before he retired.

Sri Lanka won the three-match T20I series 2–1.

Squads

Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka

Australia's Chris Lynn was injured prior to the series and was replaced by Ben Dunk.

Tour match

20-over match: Prime Minister's XI v Sri Lanka

15 February 2017 (D/N)
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Prime Minister's XI Flag of Australia Australia
6/169 (20 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
5/170 (17.1 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Umpires: Andrew Crozier (Aus) and Sam Nogajski (Aus)
Sam Heazlett 58 (37)
Vikum Sanjaya 3/26 (4 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella 47 (26)
D'Arcy Short 2/19 (3 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

T20I series

1st T20I

17 February 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
6/168 (20 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
5/172 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Mick Martell (Aus) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Asela Gunaratne (SL)
Aaron Finch 43 (34)
Lasith Malinga 2/29 (4 overs)
Asela Gunaratne 52 (37)
Ashton Turner 2/12 (2 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Michael Klinger, Billy Stanlake, Ashton Turner (Aus) and Vikum Sanjaya (SL) all made their T20I debuts.
  • At the age of 36, Michael Klinger became the oldest player for Australia to debut in a T20I.
  • Aaron Finch became second fastest batsman and the third Australian to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is.

2nd T20I

19 February 2017 (D/N)
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Flag of Australia Australia
173 (20 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
8/176 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets
Kardinia Park, Geelong
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Sam Nogajski (Aus)
Player of the match: Asela Gunaratne (SL)
Moisés Henriques 56* (37)
Nuwan Kulasekara 4/31 (4 overs)
Asela Gunaratne 84* (46)
Andrew Tye 3/37 (4 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jhye Richardson (Aus) made his T20I debut.
  • Sam Nogajski (Aus) stood in his first T20I as an umpire.
  • This was the first T20I match to be played at this venue.<
  • Sri Lanka made 36 runs from the final two overs, the most in a successful run-chase in a T20I.
  • This was Australia's fifth-consecutive loss at home in T20Is, their longest losing streak.
  • This was the 50th win for Sri Lanka in T20Is, becoming the third team to do so.
  • Niroshan Dickwella (SL) was given a two-match ban after he showed his dissent at an umpire's decision. He was also fined 30% of his match fee for the incident.

3rd T20I

22 February 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
6/187 (20 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
146 (18 overs)
Australia won by 41 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Mick Martell (Aus) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Adam Zampa (Aus)
Michael Klinger 62 (43)
Dasun Shanaka 2/27 (4 overs)
Dilshan Munaweera 37 (25)
James Faulkner 3/20 (3 overs)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was Australia's first win against Sri Lanka at home in a T20I.

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