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AUS cricketers make debut in Sri Lanka
Fourteen AUS cricketers travelled to Sri Lanka to play at the International Invitational Tournament in Kandy on January 27 - the realization of a long-cherished dream following a successful year of victories in regional tournaments.
AUS played a 35-over match with St. Antony's College on their ground in Kandy on January 28, but the team was unable to chase the target set by the St. Antony's team due to a sudden change in weather conditions in Kandy.
Two T20 matches were played on the following day, one against Kandy Youth Cricket Club and the other against Trincomalee District team. Both teams were very competitive and exhibited a high level of excellence. AUS cricketers made a splendid effort in the match against the Kandy Youth team and pulled a last over victory in a thrilling finish by 7 wickets. In their last match against Trincomalee District, the AUS team could not chase the set target.
During its stay in Sri Lanka, the AUS team visited the historic Pallekalle Cricket Stadium and the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The cricketers enjoyed the natural beauty of Sri Lanka and explored the country's wildlife in its natural habitat.
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, congratulated the team members for their maiden international appearance and mentioned that such tours will enhance their performance, as they will acquire experience and the ability to adapt to various playing conditions. Furthermore, she promised the team her support to develop sports among students of AUS.