Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1999

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Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1999
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  Sri Lanka Australia
Test series
Result Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 1–0

Tour matches

List A: Sri Lanka Board XI vs Australia XI

19 August
Sri Lanka Board XI
208/5 (50 overs)
212/5 (45.1 overs)
Sajith Fernando 67 (96)
Glenn McGrath 2/17 (7 overs)
Ricky Ponting 60* (106)
Russel Arnold 2/43 (8.1 overs)
Australians won by 5 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: TM Samarasinghe (Sri) and EKG Wijewardena (NZ)
  • Sri Lanka Board XI won the toss and elected to bat

ODI series

1st ODI

22 August
205/9 (43 overs)
 Sri Lanka
192/3 (38.1 overs)
Michael Bevan 43 (44)
Sanath Jayasuriya 5/28 (9 overs)
Romesh Kaluwitharana 33 (46)
Jason Gillespie 3/26 (6 overs)
Australia won by 50 runs (D/L method)
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Asoka De Silva (Sri) and Peter Manuel (Sri)
Player of the match: Jason Gillespie (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
  • Rain stopped play from 11:54am to 1:20pm at the fall of Lehmann's wicket. Match reduced to 43 overs per side and the lunch break shortened to 20 minutes.
  • Indika de Saram (Sri) made his ODI debut.

Test series

Sri Lanka won the three-match Test series 1-0 with 2 draws. Their win the first match was their first victory against Australia in Tests.[1]

External links

Series home at ESPN Crickinfo


  1. ^ "The original Indian hero". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
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