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Sri Lankan cricket team in Australia in 2021–22

Sri Lankan cricket team in Australia in 2021–22
 
  Australia Sri Lanka
Dates 11 – 20 February 2022
Captains Aaron Finch Dasun Shanaka
Twenty20 International series
Results Australia won the 5-match series 4–1
Most runs Josh Inglis (155) Pathum Nissanka (184)
Most wickets Josh Hazlewood (8)
Kane Richardson (8)
Dushmantha Chameera (7)
Player of the series Glenn Maxwell (Aus)

The Sri Lanka cricket team toured Australia in February 2022 to play five Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.[1][2] In May 2021, Cricket Australia confirmed the fixtures for the tour.[3][4] In January 2022, Cricket Australia updated the tour schedule,[5] to reduce the risks of COVID-19 by minimising travel across the country.[6]

Australia won the opening match by 20 runs,[7] after a rain delay reduced Sri Lanka's innings to 19 overs.[8] In January 2022, the International Cricket Council made changes to the T20I playing conditions, including an in-match penalty for a slow over rate.[9] If the team who is fielding does not start to bowl their final over in the allocated time, they will only be allowed to have four fielders outside the inner circle, and not five.[10] In the second T20I match of the series, Sri Lanka became the first team to incur the new penalty, after not bowling their overs in time.[11] The match ended in a tie,[12] with Australia winning the Super Over.[13] Australia won the third T20I by six wickets, winning the series with two matches to play.[14] Australia also won the fourth match by six wickets, taking a 4–0 lead in the series.[15] Sri Lanka won the final T20I match by five wickets with Australia winning the series 4–1.[16]

Squads

T20Is
 Australia[17]  Sri Lanka[18]

Ahead of the tour, Australia added Daniel Sams to their T20I squad, replacing Travis Head.[19] Head played in the 2021–22 Sheffield Shield season, before he joined the team for the final T20Is in Melbourne.[20] On 8 February 2022, Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis tested positive for COVID-19, ruling him out of the first two matches of the series.[21] In the second T20I match, Australia's Steven Smith suffered a concussion and was ruled out of the rest of the series.[22] Prior to the third T20I, Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga also tested positive for COVID-19, and was ruled out of the fixture.[23]

T20I series

1st T20I

11 February 2022
19:10 (N)
Scorecard
Australia 
9/149 (20 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
8/122 (19 overs)
Ben McDermott 53 (41)
Wanindu Hasaranga 3/38 (4 overs)
Pathum Nissanka 36 (37)
Josh Hazlewood 4/12 (4 overs)
Australia won by 20 runs (DLS method)
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Shawn Craig (Aus) and Sam Nogajski (Aus)
Player of the match: Adam Zampa (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Sri Lanka were set a revised target of 143 runs from 19 overs due to rain.
  • Josh Inglis (Aus) made his T20I debut.

2nd T20I

13 February 2022
19:10 (N)
Scorecard
Australia 
6/164 (20 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
8/164 (20 overs)
Josh Inglis 48 (32)
Dushmantha Chameera 2/30 (4 overs)
Pathum Nissanka 73 (53)
Josh Hazlewood 3/22 (4 overs)
Match tied
(Australia won the Super Over)

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Donovan Koch (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Josh Hazlewood (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Nuwan Thushara (SL) made his T20I debut.

3rd T20I

15 February 2022
19:10 (N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
6/121 (20 overs)
v
 Australia
4/124 (16.5 overs)
Dasun Shanaka 39* (38)
Kane Richardson 3/21 (4 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 39 (26)
Maheesh Theekshana 3/24 (4 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Umpires: Shawn Craig (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Kane Richardson (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.

4th T20I

18 February 2022
19:10 (N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
8/139 (20 overs)
v
 Australia
4/143 (18.1 overs)
Pathum Nissanka 46 (40)
Jhye Richardson 2/20 (4 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 48* (39)
Lahiru Kumara 2/22 (4 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Sam Nogajski (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Glenn Maxwell (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.

5th T20I

20 February 2022
17:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
6/154 (20 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
5/155 (19.5 overs)
Matthew Wade 43* (27)
Dushmantha Chameera 2/30 (4 overs)
Kusal Mendis 69* (58)
Kane Richardson 2/28 (3.4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Donovan Koch (Aus) and Sam Nogajski (Aus)
Player of the match: Kusal Mendis (SL)

Statistics

Most runs

Rank Runs Player Teams Innings Average High Score Strike Rate 50
1 184 Pathum Nissanka Sri Lanka 5 36.80 73 115.72 1
2 155 Josh Inglis Australia 5 38.75 48 143.51 -
3 138 Glen Maxwell 34.50 48* 133.98
4 116 Dasun Shanaka Sri Lanka 29.00 39* 110.47
5 100 Kusal Mendis 3 50.00 69* 111.11 1
Last Updated: 1 August 2022[24]

Most wickets

Rank Wickets Player Teams Innings Best Average Economy
1 8 Josh Hazlewood Australia 3 4/12 8.12 5.41
Kane Richardson 4 3/21 17.12 8.74
3 7 Dushmantha Chameera Sri Lanka 5 2/30 21.85 7.65
4 5 Wanindu Hasaranga 2 3/38 14.20 8.87
Mahesh Theekshana 5 3/24 25.80 6.78
Adam Zampa Australia 4 3/18 20.60 6.43
Last Updated: 1 August 2022[25]

Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2022

References

  1. ^ "Men's Future Tours Programme" (PDF). International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Fixture confirmed for dual Ashes series, Afghan Test". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Australia's Test drought poses possible Ashes problems". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  4. ^ "The SLC announces Sri Lanka's Cricketing Calendar for the year 2022". The Papare. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Schedule confirmed for Sri Lanka's tour of Australia". The Papare. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  6. ^ "SCG, MCG, Manuka Oval to host Sri Lanka T20Is". CricBuzz. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa dismantle Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Hazlewood, Zampa star as Aussies defend low total". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Changes to T20I Playing Conditions come into effect". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Four, not five fielders allowed outside inner circle for slow over rate in T20Is". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Sri Lanka become first men's team to incur new over-rate penalty". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Australia win Super Over after Hazlewood heroics, take 2-0 lead against SL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Nissanka shines but Australia triumph in Super Over". The Papare. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Revamped Australia clinch unassailable series lead". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  15. ^ "Maxwell, Inglis ice run chase after Sri Lankan collapse". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Sri Lanka avoid clean sweep after cool MCG chase". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  17. ^ "McDermott in, Warner out of Australia's T20 squad". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  18. ^ "Sri Lanka T20I squad for Australia tour 2022". Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  19. ^ "Head-ache? Leftie shortage looms for Sri Lanka T20s". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  20. ^ "Travis Head to miss start of Sri Lanka T20I series to play Sheffield Shield". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  21. ^ "Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis tests positive for Covid-19, to miss start of Australia T20I series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  22. ^ "Steven Smith suffers concussion, to miss the rest of the SL T20I series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  23. ^ "Wanindu Hasaranga tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of third T20I against Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  24. ^ Cite error: The named reference most runs career was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  25. ^ Cite error: The named reference most wickets career was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
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