Close of Play

  • Thu, 25 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 26/0 (PJ Hughes 24*, UT Khawaja 2*, 7 ov)
  • Fri, 26 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 311/5 (MJ Clarke 61*, PM Siddle 13*, 97 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka Board XI 2nd innings 174/2 (49 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Slow and steady Copeland winning the pace race

    Michael Clarke believes Trent Copeland's lack of pace can aid the tourists in against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle from Wednesday

  • Beer builds his spin vocabulary

    Quietly and unobtrusively Michael Beer has bolstered his knowledge of spin bowling on the subcontinent across his first three days of cricket in Sri Lanka

  • Thirimanne gets century in draw

    Lahiru Thirimanne pushed for a berth in Sri Lanka's squad for the first Test with an unbeaten 100 for the Board XI against the Australians on the final day of the tour match at the P Sara Oval

  • Khawaja converts form into runs

    Usman Khawaja's hundred vindicated his notion that he never felt out of form despite making only 52 runs from four innings on Australia A's recent tour of Zimbabwe

  • Khawaja ton gives Australians lead

    Calm, judicious and still in defence, Usman Khawaja never hesitated to score when the opportunity arose, and a chanceless 101 retired was his fitting reward, as the Australians took the lead with five wickets in hand and a day to play

SL Board XI 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10NT ParanavitanaHDRL Thirimanne
2nd39TT SamaraweeraHDRL Thirimanne
3rd125AD MathewsHDRL Thirimanne