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Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1992

The Australian cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 10 August to 13 September 1992 to play three Test matches, three One Day Internationals (ODIs)

This was a historical test series for Sri Lanka as this was the very first home series for Sri Lanka after 1987.

One of the highlights of the series was emergence of Shane Warne.

Another highlight was wicket keeping batsman Romesh Kaluwitharane scoring his maiden test ton on debut at SSC.

The first test at SSC turned out to be a famous test match as Sri Lanka collapsed for 164 in pursuit of 180. Especially where Sri Lanka was comfortably led by 291 runs in the first innings.

Australian captain Allan Border said after this match that the result achieved by his team must be the ‘greatest heist since the Great Train Robbery’.

Test series

1st Test

17–22 August 1992
Scorecard
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256 (84 overs)
Ian Healy 66* (144)
Chandika Hathurusingha 4/66 (22 overs)
547/8 (170 overs)
Asanka Gurusinha 137 (399)
Greg Matthews 3/93 (38 overs)
471 (132 overs)
David Boon 68 (149)
Don Anurasiri 4/127 (35 overs)
164 (51.1 overs)
Roshan Mahanama 39 (73)
Greg Matthews 4/76 (20 overs)
Australia won by 16 runs
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: K. T. Francis (SL) and T. M. Samarasinghe (SL)
Player of the match: Greg Matthews
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain delayed the start of play until 10.08am (8 mins lost)
  • Rain stopped play from 11.50am to 12.35pm and Early lunch taken (no time lost)
  • Romesh Kaluwitharana (SL) made his Test debuts.

2nd Test

28 August – 2 September 1992
Scorecard
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247 (96.3 overs)
Dean Jones 77 (153)
Champaka Ramanayake 3/64 (23.3 overs)
258/9 (92 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 85 (188)
Craig McDermott 4/53 (20 overs)
296/6 (115 overs)
Dean Jones 100* (213)
Don Anurasiri 3/66 (44 overs)
136/2
Roshan Mahanama 69 (140)
Craig McDermott 2/32 (19 overs)
Match drawn
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Udaya Wickramasinghe (SL) and Ignatius Anandappa (SL)
Player of the match: Dean Jones

3rd Test

8–13 September 1992
Scorcard
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337 (111.1 overs)
Allan Border 106 (169)
Champaka Ramanayake 5/82 (31 overs)
247 (99.5 overs)
Hashan Tillakaratne 82 (179)
Tony Dodemaide 4/65
271 (92.1 overs)
Greg Matthews 96 (227)
Dulip Liyanage 4/56
Match drawn
Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa
Umpires: B.C. Cooray (SL) and K.T. Francis (SL)
Player of the match: Allan Border (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Mark Waugh makes his second consecutive "pair", only the 6th player to do so (and the first recognized batsman).

ODI series

1st ODI

10 August 1992
Scorecard
Australia 
247/5 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
251/6 (49.2 overs)
Mark Taylor 94 (129)
Ruwan Kalpage 2/52 (9.5 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 105 (105)
Mike Whitney 2/33 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets
P Sara Oval, Colombo
Umpires: B.C. Cooray (SL) & Udaya Wickramasinghe (Sri)
Player of the match: Aravinda de Silva (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field

2nd ODI

4 September 1992
Scorecard
Australia 
216/7 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
194/5 (42.5 overs)
Dean Jones 59 (89)
Champaka Ramanayake 2/43 (10 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 63 (61)
Greg Matthews 2/34 (6.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (Run rate)
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: B.C. Cooray (SL) & T.M. Samarasinghe (Sri)
Player of the match: Chandika Hathurusingha (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
  • Sri Lanka's target was reduced to 191 runs in 44 overs.

3rd ODI

5 September 1992 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
207/6 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
208/5 (47.5 overs)
Asanka Gurusinha 49 (90)
Greg Matthews 2/33 (10 overs)
David Boon 69* (96)
Champaka Ramanayake 2/34 (8.5 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Ignatius Anandappa (SL) & Udaya Wickramasinghe (Sri)
Player of the match: David Boon (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field

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