Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Dec 8-11, 1995
Australia won by an innings and 36 runs
8,9,10,11 December 1995 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RS Mahanama c Warne b McDermott 15 80 52 1 0 28.84
UC Hathurusingha c Law b McGrath 14 41 32 2 0 43.75
AP Gurusinha b McGrath 46 157 140 4 0 32.85
PA de Silva c & b Warne 10 40 27 1 0 37.03
A Ranatunga* c †Healy b McGrath 32 79 54 2 1 59.25
HP Tillakaratne lbw b McDermott 6 68 51 0 0 11.76
RS Kaluwitharana c Taylor b Warne 50 90 74 7 0 67.56
HDPK Dharmasena b McDermott 30 92 72 4 0 41.66
WPUJC Vaas c †Healy b Warne 4 12 7 0 0 57.14
GP Wickramasinghe c Julian b McGrath 28 38 32 5 0 87.50
M Muralitharan not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 4, lb 9, nb 3) 16
  Total (all out; 89.4 overs) 251 (2.79 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CJ McDermott 18.4 5 44 3 2.35
  GD McGrath 24 3 81 4 3.37 (1nb)
  BP Julian 17 8 32 0 1.88
  SK Warne 27 7 75 3 2.77 (2nb)
  ME Waugh 3 1 6 0 2.00
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Slater c & b Muralitharan 219 460 321 15 5 68.22
MA Taylor* lbw b de Silva 96 224 173 14 0 55.49
DC Boon c Hathurusingha b Muralitharan 13 60 50 1 0 26.00
ME Waugh c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 111 261 223 7 1 49.77
RT Ponting lbw b Vaas 96 236 184 8 0 52.17
SG Law not out 54 153 118 1 0 45.76
Extras (b 4, lb 6, nb 18) 28
  Total (5 wickets dec; 174 overs) 617 (3.54 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GP Wickramasinghe 31 3 123 0 3.96 (7nb)
  WPUJC Vaas 31 5 103 2 3.32 (3nb)
  M Muralitharan 54 3 224 2 4.14 (4nb)
  UC Hathurusingha 9 3 31 0 3.44
  HDPK Dharmasena 31 5 84 0 2.70
  PA de Silva 18 1 42 1 2.33 (4nb)
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RS Mahanama b McGrath 48 128 97 6 0 49.48
UC Hathurusingha c †Healy b McGrath 11 35 24 1 0 45.83
AP Gurusinha c †Healy b McDermott 7 30 17 0 0 41.17
PA de Silva c Ponting b Warne 20 36 35 4 0 57.14
A Ranatunga* b McGrath 46 114 64 6 1 71.87
HP Tillakaratne c Ponting b Warne 119 267 206 12 0 57.76
RS Kaluwitharana c Ponting b Julian 40 45 42 6 0 95.23
HDPK Dharmasena lbw b McDermott 18 87 63 3 0 28.57
WPUJC Vaas c †Healy b Warne 4 20 19 1 0 21.05
GP Wickramasinghe c Warne b McDermott 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
M Muralitharan not out 3 10 4 0 0 75.00
Extras (lb 4, nb 10) 14
  Total (all out; 93.4 overs) 330 (3.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CJ McDermott 20 3 73 3 3.65 (10nb)
  GD McGrath 24 7 86 3 3.58
  SK Warne 29.4 6 96 3 3.23
  BP Julian 13 4 40 1 3.07
  ME Waugh 4 0 22 0 5.50
  SG Law 3 1 9 0 3.00

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts - SG Law and RT Ponting (Australia)
Player of the match - MJ Slater (Australia)
Umpires - Khizer Hayat (Pakistan) and PD Parker
TV umpire - BT Rennie
Match referee - GT Dowling (New Zealand)
Close of play
  • Fri, 8 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 251
  • Sat, 9 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 358/2 (MJ Slater 189*, ME Waugh 36*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 10 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 13/0 (RS Mahanama 2*, UC Hathurusingha 7*, 4 ov)
  • Mon, 11 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 330 (93.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • Scorers: CA Bull (Aus) and S Wheeler (SL)
    • 12th Men: MS Kasprowicz (Aus) and KR Pushpakumara (SL)
    • Attendance: 8138
    • MJ Slater 100 in 126 balls, 4x6.
    • Aus 200 in 45.3 overs at 4.39 runs per over.
    • Record 1st wicket partnership against SL by any team, highest partnership for the 1st wicket by any team at WACA.
    • MJ Slater 150 in 196 balls, 13x4, 4x6.
    • Australian 300 off 471 balls
    • MJ Slater highest Test score (previous best: 176 v England at Brisbane 1994/95)
    • Attendance: 7550
    • Attendance: 9078
    • Warne claims his 200th wicket with the wicket of Vaas.
    • Tillekaratne's highest test score.
    • Attendance: 4119 (Total: 28885)
 
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