Ceylon v Australians
Australia in Ceylon 1947/48
VenueColombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo on 27th March 1948 (1-day single innings match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDS de Soysa, HEW de Zylva

Australians inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SG Barnesretired out49     
WA Brownlbw b Coomaraswamy3     
*DG Bradmanc de Kretser b Heyn20     
KR Millerc Gunasekara b de Kretser46  31 
RN Harveyc Jayawickreme b Coomaraswamy8     
RA Hamenceb Coomaraswamy0     
SJE Loxtonc Rodrigo b de Kretser34   1 
+RA Saggersb Coomaraswamy6     
IWG Johnsonnot out2     
DT Ringnot out6     
ERH Toshackdid not bat      
Total(8 wickets, declared, 60.1 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Brown), 2-68, 3-86, 4-106, 5-106, 6-144, 7-173, 8-178
Ceylon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Coomaraswamy15   2454--
Heyn15   0431--
Jayawickreme5   1140--
de Kretser12   1392--

Ceylon inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
S Nagendralbw b Barnes5     
M Rodrigoc and b Johnson26     
FC de Saramnot out7     
*M Sathasivamnot out6     
SS Jayawickremedid not bat      
BR Heyndid not bat      
CI Gunasekaradid not bat      
S Coomaraswamydid not bat      
CE Allendid not bat      
RL de Kretserdid not bat      
+B Navaratnedid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 19.2 overs)46
Fall of wickets:
1-13 (Nagendra), 2-38
Australians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller2   130--
Loxton2   130--
Johnson3   261--
Toshack4   1160--
Barnes4   161--

Note that although contemporary accounts give 8 wickets down for the Australians, they also give Barnes as ill rather than out.
Rain ended the match early.





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