Singer World Series, 1st Match: Australia v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Aug 26, 1996
Australia won by 125 runs
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
26 August 1996 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Slater c Strang b Whittall 50 79 69 4 0 72.46
ME Waugh b Strang 18 43 27 2 0 66.66
RT Ponting c & b Whittall 53 93 82 0 0 64.63
SR Waugh c Campbell b Whittall 82 89 70 5 3 117.14
SG Law b Streak 20 44 24 1 0 83.33
MG Bevan c Campbell b Brandes 9 10 8 1 0 112.50
IA Healy*† b Brandes 5 18 10 0 0 50.00
GB Hogg not out 11 16 14 0 0 78.57
Extras (b 1, lb 8, w 3, nb 3) 15
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 263 (5.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  HH Streak 10 1 50 1 5.00
  EA Brandes 10 1 47 2 4.70
  PA Strang 9 0 41 1 4.55
  GW Flower 6 0 28 0 4.66
  GJ Whittall 10 0 53 3 5.30
  MH Dekker 3 0 17 0 5.66
  AH Omarshah 2 0 18 0 9.00
  Zimbabwe innings (target: 264 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GW Flower c Ponting b Fleming 7 20 23 0 0 30.43
AH Omarshah c ME Waugh b Hogg 41 125 76 0 1 53.94
A Flower lbw b Fleming 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
ADR Campbell* lbw b McGrath 9 20 11 1 0 81.81
CB Wishart c †Healy b Reiffel 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
GJ Whittall b Reiffel 11 34 27 1 0 40.74
CN Evans c †Healy b SR Waugh 15 29 29 2 0 51.72
MH Dekker not out 8 49 43 0 0 18.60
PA Strang b ME Waugh 9 28 26 0 0 34.61
HH Streak b ME Waugh 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
EA Brandes c Hogg b ME Waugh 17 9 12 2 1 141.66
Extras (lb 4, w 10, nb 7) 21
  Total (all out; 41 overs) 138 (3.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 7 2 13 1 1.85 (1w)
  DW Fleming 7 0 24 2 3.42 (2nb, 3w)
  PR Reiffel 6 1 23 2 3.83 (3nb)
  SR Waugh 7 2 24 1 3.42 (2nb, 2w)
  GB Hogg 9 2 26 1 2.88 (3nb, 2w)
  ME Waugh 5 1 24 3 4.80

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 2, Zimbabwe 0
ODI debuts - GB Hogg (Australia); CB Wishart (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match - SR Waugh (Australia)
Umpires - KT Francis and WAU Wickramasinghe
TV umpire - CJ Mitchley (South Africa)
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • During the Australian innings, 55 minutes of play was rained out. However, no overs were reduced from either innings.
 
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