A young Don Bradman receives a replica of the Dalada Maligava from SP Foenander, Secretary of the Ceylon Cricket Association, on board ship in 1930 … photo courtesy of the State Library of South Australia where the gift now reposes.
Sathasivam and Bradman toss, at the Oval 27 March 1948 [it being understood that the Aussies would bat first come what may]
Sathi Coomaraswamy gets past Bradman’s bat, with Ben Navaratne right up there.
Australian Invincibles of 1948 on board ship at Tilbury Docks, London
Arthur Morris walks back to the pavilion, at the Oval, 30 March 1953
Lindsay Hassett and Don Tallon walk back in
Richie Benaud strides back after being ct and bowled by Bartels for 7 runs
FOR DETAILED MATCH SCORES of the Australian matches, as well as accounts in 1948 and 1953 by Jack Fingleton, Bill O’Reilly and Learie Constatnine, see Michael Roberts and Alfred James, Crosscurrents. Sri Lanka and Australia at Cricket, Sydney, Walla Walla Press, 1998.
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