Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 25-29, 1996
Australia won by 148 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval
25,26,27,28,29 January 1996 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 21 73 55 0 1 38.18
MJ Slater c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
DC Boon b Pushpakumara 43 171 115 2 0 37.39
ME Waugh c Pushpakumara b Wickramasinghe 71 199 137 4 0 51.82
SR Waugh b Pushpakumara 170 421 316 13 0 53.79
RT Ponting c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 6 31 27 0 0 22.22
IA Healy c Pushpakumara b Dharmasena 70 161 119 8 0 58.82
PR Reiffel c Gurusinha b Wickramasinghe 56 163 124 7 0 45.16
SK Warne c Pushpakumara b Wickramasinghe 33 63 39 5 0 84.61
CJ McDermott not out 15 27 16 1 0 93.75
Extras (b 5, lb 9, w 1, nb 2) 17
  Total (9 wickets dec; 157.3 overs; 656 mins) 502 (3.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 42 11 106 3 2.52
  KR Pushpakumara 34 4 126 2 3.70 (1nb)
  GP Wickramasinghe 39.3 7 120 3 3.03 (1nb, 1w)
  UC Hathurusingha 4 0 15 0 3.75
  HDPK Dharmasena 25 3 80 1 3.20
  ST Jayasuriya 13 2 41 0 3.15
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
UC Hathurusingha c ME Waugh b Reiffel 28 86 63 4 0 44.44
ST Jayasuriya c †Healy b Reiffel 48 82 57 7 1 84.21
AP Gurusinha c Reiffel b McGrath 17 66 44 1 0 38.63
S Ranatunga c SR Waugh b McDermott 60 203 148 3 0 40.54
RS Kaluwitharana lbw b Reiffel 31 44 35 4 1 88.57
HP Tillakaratne c †Healy b McGrath 65 207 155 3 0 41.93
PA de Silva* c Taylor b McGrath 19 62 45 1 0 42.22
HDPK Dharmasena c †Healy b McGrath 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
WPUJC Vaas c ME Waugh b Reiffel 8 12 7 1 0 114.28
GP Wickramasinghe b Reiffel 10 43 28 0 0 35.71
KR Pushpakumara not out 2 11 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (b 8, lb 13, w 1, nb 7) 29
  Total (all out; 97.1 overs; 414 mins) 317 (3.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CJ McDermott 20 5 81 1 4.05 (2nb)
  GD McGrath 27 4 91 4 3.37
  SK Warne 26 4 74 0 2.84
  PR Reiffel 19.1 4 39 5 2.03 (5nb)
  ME Waugh 5 2 11 0 2.20
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Slater b Wickramasinghe 15 60 34 1 0 44.11
MA Taylor* b Pushpakumara 10 39 31 1 0 32.25
DC Boon c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 35 92 66 5 0 53.03
ME Waugh c Tillakaratne b Vaas 12 61 44 0 0 27.27
SR Waugh not out 61 181 129 5 0 47.28
RT Ponting c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 20 64 61 2 0 32.78
IA Healy c Hathurusingha b Pushpakumara 43 80 63 2 0 68.25
PR Reiffel not out 14 25 15 2 0 93.33
Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 3) 5
  Total (6 wickets dec; 73 overs; 304 mins) 215 (2.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 21 6 44 3 2.09
  KR Pushpakumara 17 2 63 2 3.70
  GP Wickramasinghe 13 1 39 1 3.00 (2nb)
  HDPK Dharmasena 22 1 67 0 3.04 (1nb)
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 401 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c †Healy b SR Waugh 112 272 188 14 2 59.57
UC Hathurusingha c †Healy b McGrath 14 61 46 2 0 30.43
AP Gurusinha b Reiffel 2 28 28 0 0 7.14
S Ranatunga c †Healy b SR Waugh 65 246 197 6 0 32.99
RS Kaluwitharana b SR Waugh 0 7 2 0 0 0.00
HP Tillakaratne c †Healy b McGrath 3 17 16 0 0 18.75
PA de Silva* c Taylor b ME Waugh 3 30 26 0 0 11.53
HDPK Dharmasena c Taylor b SR Waugh 2 21 16 0 0 12.50
WPUJC Vaas c †Healy b McGrath 26 46 32 5 0 81.25
GP Wickramasinghe b Warne 6 12 17 0 0 35.29
KR Pushpakumara not out 3 20 20 0 0 15.00
Extras (b 1, lb 6, nb 9) 16
  Total (all out; 96.2 overs) 252 (2.61 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 22.2 6 48 3 2.14
  PR Reiffel 15 0 60 1 4.00 (8nb)
  SR Waugh 19 8 34 4 1.78 (1nb)
  SK Warne 27 11 68 1 2.51
  ME Waugh 4 1 15 1 3.75
  CJ McDermott 9 3 20 0 2.22

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 3-match series 3-0
Player of the match - SR Waugh (Australia)
Player of the series - SR Waugh (Australia)
Umpires - LH Barker (West Indies) and SG Randell
TV umpire - DJ Harper
Match referee - GT Dowling (New Zealand)
Close of play
  • Thu, 25 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 239/5 (SR Waugh 70*, IA Healy 21*, 86 ov)
  • Fri, 26 Jan - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 80/0 (UC Hathurusingha 24*, ST Jayasuriya 47*, 16 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 16/0 (MJ Slater 7*, MA Taylor 9*, 6 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Jan - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 69/1 (ST Jayasuriya 50*, AP Gurusinha 2*, 21 ov)
  • Mon, 29 Jan - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 252 (96.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • DC Boon announced that this would be his final Test
    • Scorers: RM Artis (AUS) and T Lowrey (SL)
    • 12th Men: TBA May (AUS) and RS Kalpage (SL).
    • Slater out to the first ball he faced
    • Lunch: AUS 2-43 (Boon 21*, ME Waugh 1*)
    • Tea: AUS 3-133 (ME Waugh 46*, SR Waugh 18*)
    • Sri Lankans dropped 4 catches Kaluwitharana dropped ME Waugh and SR Waugh Pushpakumara dropped Boon Tillekaratne dropped ME Waugh
    • Play ended at 7:20pm due to bad light (80 minutes after scheduled close). 4 overs total lost to the weather.
    • Crowd: 9119
    • Jayasuriya dropped Healy (25) off Vaas
    • 10 minutes play lost to rain in the 1st session. Scheduled close extended to 6:10pm.
    • SR Waugh out to the first ball of the 3rd session
    • McDermott hit an all-run 5 off the first ball he faced
    • Warne hit 2 consecutive 4s before being caught in the outfield hooking
    • Jayasuriya had scored 20 runs before Hathurusinghe scored his first.
    • Sri Lanka 50 off 8.1 overs (35 minutes).
    • Jayasuriya hit 23 runs off the 11 balls he faced in McDermott's first spell of 5-1-28-0.
    • Crowd: 17277
    • Lunch: SL 3-170 (Ranatunga 31*, Kaluwitharana 30*)
    • Tea: SL 5-253 (Tillekeratne 37*, de Silva 8*)
    • Tillekeratne was Healy's 250th catch and 270th dismissal (equal 2nd on all-time list of wicketkeeping dismissals)
    • Crowd: 14533
    • Lunch: 86/4 (SR Waugh 3*, Ponting 9*)
    • Tea: 173/5 (SR Waugh 44*, Healy 33*)
    • Sri Lanka set 401 to win in a minimum of 111 overs
    • Healy outright 2nd on wicketkeeping list (271 dismissals)
    • Crowd: 15195
    • Lunch 136/2 (Jayasuriya 74*, Ranatunga 34*)
    • Tea was taken upon de Silva's dismissal.
    • Tea 208/6 (Ranatunga 61*)
    • Aggregate Crowd: 63478
    • B&H International Cricketer of the Year: SR Waugh (awarded to the best player in the Australian international season)
 
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