Player of the Match
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Match Day

1153dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Finch, Smith help Australia pass SL spin test

Australia's win wasn't always pretty, but it was comfortable enough. With Aaron Smith and Steven Smith making half centuries, they chased down 228 with three wickets and more than three overs to spare

1153dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Finch labels wicket poor despite win

Aaron Finch has labeled the Khettarama track a poor pitch after he struck a 46-ball 56 to set Australia on track for a three-wicket victory in the first ODI

1153dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Matthews blames middle-order collapse for loss

The dismissal of three batsmen between the 30th and 33rd overs turned the course of the match and was a major cause of Sri Lanka's three-wicket defeat to Australia in the first ODI according to Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews

1154dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka keen to build a team for the future

In high spirits after the unexpected 3-0 whitewash in Tests, Sri Lanka wish to find similar joy in the one-day format, but are also looking well beyond the series at hand


1154dThe Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Ailing Australia seek respite in ODIs

Having been traumatised by Rangana Herath in the Tests, Australia will fall back on their impressive ODI form in a bid to wriggle out some breathing space in Sri Lanka

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st40AJ FinchDA Warner
2nd39AJ FinchSPD Smith
3rd49MS WadeSPD Smith
4th62GJ BaileySPD Smith
5th12GJ BaileyMC Henriques
6th14GJ BaileyTM Head
7th6JP FaulknerTM Head
8th6JP FaulknerMA Starc