Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1995
Australia won by 10 wickets
26,27,28,29,30 December 1995 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Slater c Wickramasinghe b Vaas 62 196 132 8 0 46.96
MA Taylor* b Wickramasinghe 7 30 28 1 0 25.00
DC Boon c Muralitharan b Wickramasinghe 110 408 312 11 0 35.25
ME Waugh b Muralitharan 61 139 100 6 0 61.00
SR Waugh not out 131 329 252 11 0 51.98
RT Ponting c Gurusinha b Silva 71 125 94 9 1 75.53
IA Healy c Muralitharan b de Silva 41 86 70 3 0 58.57
PR Reiffel not out 4 13 13 0 0 30.76
Extras (lb 8, w 2, nb 3) 13
  Total (6 wickets dec; 165 overs; 666 mins) 500 (3.03 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GP Wickramasinghe 30.2 9 77 2 2.53 (1nb, 2w)
  WPUJC Vaas 40.4 11 93 1 2.28 (1nb)
  UC Hathurusingha 9 0 23 0 2.55
  AP Gurusinha 2 0 8 0 4.00
  M Muralitharan 38 7 124 1 3.26 (1nb)
  KJ Silva 35 5 120 1 3.42
  PA de Silva 10 0 47 1 4.70
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RS Mahanama c Taylor b McGrath 3 14 15 0 0 20.00
UC Hathurusingha lbw b McGrath 23 133 79 1 0 29.11
AP Gurusinha c †Healy b Ponting 27 109 85 1 0 31.76
PA de Silva c Reiffel b McGrath 18 113 84 2 0 21.42
A Ranatunga* c Warne b McDermott 51 141 105 9 0 48.57
HP Tillakaratne c Taylor b Warne 14 74 58 0 0 24.13
RS Kaluwitharana c Boon b McDermott 50 95 59 7 0 84.74
WPUJC Vaas c †Healy b Reiffel 0 7 8 0 0 0.00
GP Wickramasinghe c †Healy b McGrath 10 41 23 2 0 43.47
M Muralitharan c Slater b McGrath 11 21 11 1 0 100.00
KJ Silva not out 6 13 12 1 0 50.00
Extras (b 6, lb 7, nb 7) 20
  Total (all out; 88.4 overs; 385 mins) 233 (2.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CJ McDermott 23 8 63 2 2.73 (5nb)
  GD McGrath 23.4 9 40 5 1.69
  PR Reiffel 20 5 60 1 3.00 (3nb)
  RT Ponting 4 2 8 1 2.00
  SK Warne 18 5 49 1 2.72
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
RS Mahanama c Warne b Reiffel 3 20 13 0 0 23.07
UC Hathurusingha lbw b Warne 39 131 95 4 0 41.05
AP Gurusinha lbw b Reiffel 143 353 274 15 1 52.18
PA de Silva c †Healy b McDermott 28 101 75 2 0 37.33
RS Kaluwitharana st †Healy b Warne 2 15 7 0 0 28.57
HP Tillakaratne c Ponting b ME Waugh 38 153 106 2 0 35.84
A Ranatunga* not out 11 113 68 0 0 16.17
WPUJC Vaas c Boon b McGrath 6 27 28 1 0 21.42
GP Wickramasinghe st †Healy b Warne 17 46 37 2 0 45.94
M Muralitharan c Taylor b Warne 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
KJ Silva b McGrath 0 7 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 7, lb 5, nb 8) 20
  Total (all out; 116.5 overs; 488 mins) 307 (2.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 33.5 6 92 2 2.71
  CJ McDermott 17 1 54 1 3.17 (4nb)
  PR Reiffel 20 7 59 2 2.95 (4nb)
  SK Warne 37 10 71 4 1.91
  ME Waugh 9 1 19 1 2.11
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 41 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* not out 25 31 23 2 0 108.69
MJ Slater not out 13 31 26 2 0 50.00
Extras (lb 1, nb 2) 3
  Total (0 wickets; 7.4 overs; 31 mins) 41 (5.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 3 0 25 0 8.33 (2nb)
  AP Gurusinha 3 1 6 0 2.00
  PA de Silva 1 0 4 0 4.00
  HP Tillakaratne 0.4 0 5 0 7.50

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 3-match series 2-0
Test debut - KJ Silva (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - GD McGrath (Australia)
Umpires - RS Dunne (New Zealand) and DB Hair
TV umpire - WP Sheahan
Match referee - GT Dowling (New Zealand)
Close of play
  • Tue, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 234/3 (DC Boon 93*, SR Waugh 2*, 90 ov)
  • Wed, 27 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 25/1 (UC Hathurusingha 16*, AP Gurusinha 10*, 13 ov)
  • Thu, 28 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 33/1 (UC Hathurusingha 17*, AP Gurusinha 10*, 13 ov)
  • Fri, 29 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 284/6 (A Ranatunga 6*, WPUJC Vaas 5*, 103 ov)
  • Sat, 30 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 41/0 (7.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Day 1: Crowd: 55239
    • Muralitharan called for throwing by D Hair, 7 times.
    • Day 2: Crowd: 18292
    • Mark Taylor completes 100 test catches
    • Vaas completed an over after Wickremasinghe left the field injured.
    • Day 3: Crowd: 20847
    • Sri Lanka 200 off 80 overs
    • Kasprowicz fielding for SR Waugh (injured back)
    • Day 4: Crowd: 11010
    • Gurusinha 50 off 86 balls, 5x4
    • Gurusinha 100 off 207 balls in 271 mins, 10x4, 1x6
    • Day 5: Crowd: ~15000 (admitted free of charge) Ric Finlay, Travis.
 
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