Benson & Hedges World Series, 1995/96 / Scorecard

Benson & Hedges World Series - 2nd final

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 9 runs (revised target)

Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
ME Waugh c & b Kalpage 73 108 82 8 0 89.02
MA Taylor* c †Kaluwitharana b Kalpage 82 155 95 6 0 86.31
RT Ponting c Vaas b Dharmasena 17 26 26 1 0 65.38
SR Waugh c Kalpage b Dharmasena 2 5 7 0 0 28.57
SG Law b Vaas 21 32 29 1 0 72.41
MG Bevan not out 32 56 34 1 0 94.11
IA Healy not out 40 32 28 1 0 142.85
Extras (lb 5, w 1) 6
Total (5 wickets; 50 overs; 212 mins) 273 (5.46 runs per over)
Did not bat PR Reiffel, SK Warne, CJ McDermott, GD McGrath
Fall of wickets 1-135 (ME Waugh, 24.5 ov), 2-170 (Ponting, 31.5 ov), 3-176 (SR Waugh, 33.3 ov), 4-184 (Taylor, 36.2 ov), 5-210 (Law, 42.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
WPUJC Vaas 10 1 47 1 4.70
KR Pushpakumara 8 1 39 0 4.87 (1nb, 1w)
AMN Munasinghe 4 0 33 0 8.25
HDPK Dharmasena 10 0 45 2 4.50
RS Kalpage 10 0 47 2 4.70
ST Jayasuriya 8 0 57 0 7.12
Sri Lanka innings (target: 168 runs from 25 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c McGrath b Warne 30 30 25 5 0 120.00
RS Kaluwitharana lbw b McGrath 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
PA de Silva c Reiffel b ME Waugh 6 13 7 0 0 85.71
AP Gurusinha c Warne b Reiffel 24 26 15 2 0 160.00
A Ranatunga* c Law b Warne 41 70 43 2 0 95.34
RS Kalpage c Taylor b McDermott 9 16 10 1 0 90.00
HP Tillakaratne run out (ME Waugh) 25 54 26 1 0 96.15
HDPK Dharmasena c SR Waugh b Warne 7 11 11 0 0 63.63
AMN Munasinghe not out 3 12 5 0 0 60.00
WPUJC Vaas not out 8 9 8 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 3) 6
Total (8 wickets; 25 overs; 128 mins) 159 (6.36 runs per over)
Did not bat KR Pushpakumara
Fall of wickets 1-1 (Kaluwitharana, 0.2 ov), 2-22 (de Silva, 3.4 ov), 3-49 (Jayasuriya, 6.3 ov), 4-66 (Gurusinha, 9.1 ov), 5-87 (Kalpage, 12.4 ov), 6-135 (Ranatunga, 20.1 ov), 7-146 (Dharmasena, 22.5 ov), 8-146 (Tillakaratne, 23.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GD McGrath 5 0 36 1 7.20 (1nb)
ME Waugh 5 0 31 1 6.20 (1w)
SK Warne 5 0 20 3 4.00 (1w)
SR Waugh 1 0 14 0 14.00
PR Reiffel 4 0 22 1 5.50 (1w)
CJ McDermott 5 0 33 1 6.60
Match details
Toss Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Series Australia won the best-of-3-finals 2-0
Player of the preliminary series RS Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka)
Players of the finals MA Taylor (Australia) and SK Warne (Australia)
Umpires PD Parker and SG Randell
TV umpire DB Hair
Match referee GT Dowling (New Zealand)
Match notes
  • RS Kaluwitharana was named the Player of the Preliminary Series prior to the start of the match.
  • Aus 10 ov 34/0; 20 ov 105/0; 30 ov 162/1; 40- 198/4.
  • Aus 50 off 11.3 ov; 100 off 19.1 ov; 150 off 27.4 ov; 200 off 40.4 ov; 250 off 47.4 ov.
  • ME Waugh - 50 off 55 balls Taylor - 50 off 63 balls
  • de Silva was injured with a bleeding hand when he dropped Healy (11) in the 46th over, off the bowling of Jayasuriya. M Muralitharan substituted for the remainder of the innings.
  • Ranatunga dropped Healy (13) in the first ball of the 47th over bowled by Vaas.
  • Vaas dropped Healy (30) off his own bowling in the 49th over
  • Australian score is the 4th highest ODI total in Sydney
  • Heavy rain during the tea break delayed the start of Sri Lanka's innings. Target was readjusted to 168 in 25 overs (167 would be an Australian win).
  • SL 10 ov 69/4, 20 ov 135/5. SL 50 off 6.4 ov; 100 off 14.5 ov; 150 off 23.5 ov.
  • Jayasuriya (12) was dropped by Reiffel in the 3rd over off McGrath's bowling.
  • Ranatunga (20) survived a caught and bowled chance in the 16th over by Reiffel.
  • Jayasuriya was a runner for Ranatunga from the 18th over, having been denied to do so by umpire Randell in the previous over.
  • Match finished at 10:58pm (scheduled finishing time was 10:30pm)
  • 12th men: S Lee (Aus), M Muralitharan (SL)
  • Crowd: 39,233
 
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