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Sri Lankan cricket team in Australia in 2016–17

The Sri Lanka cricket team toured Australia in February 2017 to play three Twenty20 International (T20Is) matches.[1] Cricket Australia confirmed the venues in August 2016, which included the first-ever international cricket match to be held at Kardinia Park, Geelong.[2][3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6][7]

Sri Lanka won the three-match T20I series 2–1.[8]


 Australia[9] Sri Lanka[10]

Australia's Chris Lynn was injured prior to the series and was replaced by Ben Dunk.[11]

Tour match

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

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

T20I series

1st T20I

17 February 2017 (D/N)
6/168 (20 overs)
 Sri Lanka
5/172 (20 overs)
Aaron Finch 43 (34)
Lasith Malinga 2/29 (4 overs)
Asela Gunaratne 52 (37)
Ashton Turner 2/12 (2 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)

2nd T20I

19 February 2017 (D/N)
173 (20 overs)
 Sri Lanka
8/176 (20 overs)
Moisés Henriques 56* (37)
Nuwan Kulasekara 4/31 (4 overs)
Asela Gunaratne 84* (46)
Andrew Tye 3/37 (4 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)
  • 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.[15]
  • This was the first T20I match to be played at this venue.[16]
  • Sri Lanka made 36 runs from the final two overs, the most in a successful run-chase in a T20I.[17]
  • This was Australia's fifth-consecutive loss at home in T20Is, their longest losing streak.[17]
  • This was the 50th win for Sri Lanka in T20Is, becoming the third team to do so.[18]
  • 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.[19]

3rd T20I

22 February 2017 (D/N)
6/187 (20 overs)
 Sri Lanka
146 (18 overs)
Michael Klinger 62 (43)
Dasun Shanaka 2/27 (4 overs)
Dilshan Munaweera 37 (25)
James Faulkner 3/20 (3 overs)
Australia won by 41 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Mick Martell (Aus) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Adam Zampa (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was Australia's first win against Sri Lanka at home in a T20I.[8]


  1. ^ "Four nations set to tour in blockbuster 2016–17 summer". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Geelong set to host T20 international". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Geelong to host Australia-Sri Lanka T20I". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Finch named captain for SL T20I series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Angelo Mathews unavailable for Australia tour due to injury". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Voges announces international retirement". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Sri Lankan XI warm up by thrashing PM's XI". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Zampa halts Sri Lanka charge". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Klinger, Paine in Australia's T20 squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Lasith Malinga picked for T20Is in Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Dunk replaces injured Lynn for Sri Lanka series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Malinga set for return against new-look Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  13. ^ Chakraborty, Paulami (17 February 2017). "Australia vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Lasith Malinga's 2 on 2, Aaron Finch's career milestone and other highlights". Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Fastest to 1000 runs in T20I cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Sam Nogajski to make on-field international debut in Australia's Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka". The Mercury. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Gunaratne 84* caps stunning series win for Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Sri Lanka's perfect record in Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Records / Twenty20 Internationals / Team records / Results summary". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  19. ^ "ICC suspends Sri Lanka's Dickwella". Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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