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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The president of Sri Lanka Cricket Thilanga Sumathipala has revealed that the board has received the support of the International Cricket Council for the damages claim against the World Anti-Doping Agency on Kusal Perera.
Sri Lanka Cricket is currently mulling to get the doosra of off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal cleared as he has undergone remedial action since the International Cricket Council banned him from bowling the delivery in September 2015.
Jos Butler scored a 49-ball 73 and shared a 114-run unbeaten stand with Eoin Morgan as England chased down a target of 141 runs in 17.3 overs to complete a comprehensive eight wicket win over Sri Lanka in the only Twenty20 International in Southampton.