Australia

Sri Lanka inch closer to series victory on an action packed day two

On a day where 21 wickets fell in Galle, Sri Lanka posted a target of 413 runs and took three Australian wickets in the fourth innings, leaving the visitors at a distant 388 runs away from a victory at the end of day two of the second Test.
5 August 2016

Sri Lanka fight back after Starc five wicket haul

After being bowled out for 281 runs in the first innings following a Mitchell Starc five-wicket haul, Sri Lanka fought back to restrict Australia to 54 for two by the end of the first day’s play of the second Test in Galle.
4 August 2016

Holland replaces O'Keefe for second Test in Galle

Australia have named the uncapped left-arm spinner Jon Holland in the playing XI for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle to take the place of the injured Steve O'Keefe.
3 August 2016

Injury concern for Nuwan Pradeep ahead of Galle Test

Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep has sustained a hamstring strain and is currently a doubtful starter for the second Test match against Australia which will be played in Galle.
2 August 2016

Darren Lehmann to stay on as Australia coach till 2019

Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has signed a contract extension with Cricket Australia which will see him serve in the position until October 2019.
1 August 2016

Australia drop Glenn Maxwell for Sri Lanka ODI series

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been dropped from the One-Day International squad to face Sri Lanka after a string of poor scores with the bat.
31 July 2016

Herath, Sandakan spin Sri Lanka to massive victory

Lakshan Sandakan and Rangana Herath shared eight wickets between them as Australia were bowled out for 161 runs in their second innings, succumbing to a 106-run defeat on the fifth day of the first Test in Pallekele, giving Sri Lanka a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
30 July 2016

Sri Lanka stage tremendous comeback before bad light ends day four

Sri Lanka managed to set a target of 268 runs and then followed it up with three wickets, reducing Australia to 83 for three in 27 overs before bad light brought a premature end to the rain-affected fourth day of the first Test in Pallekele.
29 July 2016

Injured O'Keefe ruled out of Sri Lanka Test series

Australian left-arm orthodox spinner Steve O'Keefe has suffered a hamstring injury and has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka.
29 July 2016

Mendis masterclass scripts Sri Lanka comeback on day three

A masterful unbeaten 169 from Kusal Mendis led the way for Sri Lanka as they staged a comeback in the game and scored 282 for six in 80 overs, ending the third day’s play in the first Test in Pallekele with a lead of 196 runs.
28 July 2016

Sandakan, Herath spin a web against Australia on day two

Debutant left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan and Rangana Herath shared eight wickets equally to bowl Australia out for 203 runs in the first innings on the rain-affected second day of the first Test match in Pallekele, but at stumps, the visitors still commanded a handy lead of 80 runs.
27 July 2016

Rain washes third session after Australia decimate Sri Lanka

Australia thoroughly decimated the Sri Lankan batting line-up and bowled them out for 117 runs before going on to score 66 for two after which a steady drizzle washed out the third session of the first day of the first Test in Pallekele.
26 July 2016

Australia pick two-man spin attack for Pallekele Test

Australian captain Steven Smith confirmed that the team will field a two-man spin attack consisting of Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on Tuesday.
25 July 2016

Angelo Mathews wary of Australian challenge

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews is wary of the challenge posed by Australia in the upcoming Test series which begins on 26th July.
24 July 2016

Thirimanne, Siriwardana dropped for Australia Tests

The Sri Lankan selectors have dropped batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana from the 15-man squad which has been announced for the upcoming Test series against Australia.
21 July 2016

Test Rankings on the line for India and Australia

Ahead of their respective series against West Indies and Sri Lanka, India and Australia face a prospect of losing points in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings, if they do not record comprehensive wins.
20 July 2016

Phil Simmons emphasises the importance of being patient

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has stressed that it will be important for the team to stay patient and work hard in the upcoming four-match Test series against India.
20 July 2016

All-round O'Keefe routs Sri Lankan XI in practice game

Steve O'Keefe completed a 10-wicket haul to follow up his unbeaten 78 in the first innings as Australia ran through Sri Lankan XI in their second innings, bowling them out for 83 runs in 20.5 overs to secure a victory by an innings and 162 runs in the tour match in Colombo.
20 July 2016

O'Keefe, Smith stretch Australia's lead past 200

Fifties from Steve O’Keefe and Steven Smith along with a cameo from Mitchell Starc took Australia to 431 for nine and extended their lead over Sri Lankan XI to 202 runs by the end of the second day’s play in the tour match in Colombo.
19 July 2016

O'Keefe, Burns shine for Australia on day one

Riding on Steve O’Keefe's five-wicket haul, Australia bowled out Sri Lankan XI for 229 runs in 57.2 overs following which they scored 127 for one in 32 overs with Joe Burns hitting an unbeaten 64 on the first day of the tour match in Colombo.
19 July 2016