Singer World Series, Final: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 7, 1996
Sri Lanka won by 50 runs
7 September 1996 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (35 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c Law b McGrath 27 21 20 5 0 135.00
RS Kaluwitharana c & b Lehmann 58 68 45 5 0 128.88
AP Gurusinha c Bevan b McGrath 29 90 46 1 0 63.04
PA de Silva not out 75 76 64 2 3 117.18
A Ranatunga* not out 39 54 40 1 1 97.50
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 2, nb 2) 6
  Total (3 wickets; 35 overs) 234 (6.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 7 0 35 2 5.00 (1nb, 1w)
  DW Fleming 7 0 53 0 7.57
  PR Reiffel 4 0 43 0 10.75 (3nb, 1w)
  DS Lehmann 5 0 29 1 5.80
  SR Waugh 7 0 31 0 4.42 (1nb)
  ME Waugh 5 0 41 0 8.20
  Australia innings (target: 235 runs from 35 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ME Waugh run out (Mahanama) 9 20 12 0 0 75.00
MJ Slater c Chandana b Vaas 8 12 6 1 0 133.33
RT Ponting c Jayasuriya b Vaas 17 25 26 2 0 65.38
SR Waugh c & b Chandana 55 79 53 2 1 103.77
SG Law c Muralitharan b Dharmasena 31 45 37 2 0 83.78
MG Bevan b Dharmasena 7 25 11 0 0 63.63
DS Lehmann st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan 15 16 12 2 0 125.00
IA Healy*† c Muralitharan b Chandana 20 29 19 0 0 105.26
PR Reiffel c Mahanama b Chandana 12 23 20 0 0 60.00
DW Fleming not out 1 4 1 0 0 100.00
GD McGrath c Mahanama b Chandana 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 4, nb 2) 9
  Total (all out; 33 overs) 184 (5.57 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 5 0 23 2 4.60
  AP Gurusinha 2 0 17 0 8.50 (3w)
  PA de Silva 3 0 18 0 6.00
  M Muralitharan 7 0 28 1 4.00 (2nb, 1w)
  ST Jayasuriya 5 0 27 0 5.40
  HDPK Dharmasena 5 0 33 2 6.60
  UDU Chandana 6 0 35 4 5.83

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - Sri Lanka won the 1996 Singer World Series
Player of the match - PA de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Player of the series - PA de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and CJ Mitchley (South Africa)
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • Match delayed by exactly 2 hours due to a soaked ground. Reduced to a 35 over per side match, 7 overs maximum per bowler, fielding restrictions for 10 overs.
    • Sri Lanka 50 in 5.5 overs
    • RS Kaluwitharana 50 off 33 balls
    • Sri Lanka 100 in 12.5 overs
    • Sri Lanka 150 in 24.1 overs
    • PA de Silva 50 off 55 balls
    • Sri Lanka 200 in 32.1 overs
    • 2 sixes in ME Waugh's 5th over
    • 35th over: Reiffel to de Silva : 6 6 2 1 to Ranatunga: 2 1
    • Australia 50 in 8.5 overs
    • Australia 100 in 18.6 overs
    • SR Waugh 50 off 51 balls
    • SR Waugh hit 2 consecutive fours prior to being out
    • Australia 150 in 25.5 overs
    • UDU Chandana took the wickets of Reiffel and Healy with consecutive deliveries. Fleming successfully played the next delivery, despite 5 fielders positioned around the bat on the off-side.
 
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