Benson & Hedges World Series, 1st Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26, 1989
Australia won by 30 runs
26 December 1989 (50-over match)
  Australia innings (48.5 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor c & b Ratnayeke 11 22 25 0 1 44.00
GR Marsh c PA de Silva b Ranatunga 38 102 82 2 0 46.34
DC Boon c Jayasuriya b Ratnayake 11 29 19 0 0 57.89
DM Jones not out 85 144 89 4 1 95.50
AR Border* c Samarasekera b Ranatunga 11 14 15 1 0 73.33
SR Waugh c †Tillakaratne b Ranatunga 5 11 7 0 0 71.42
SP O'Donnell not out 57 67 60 3 1 95.00
Extras (lb 6, w 2, nb 2) 10
  Total (5 wickets; 48.5 overs) 228 (4.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GF Labrooy 9 0 40 0 4.44
  JR Ratnayeke 9 1 47 1 5.22
  RJ Ratnayake 9.5 0 43 1 4.37
  A Ranatunga 10 2 41 3 4.10
  EAR de Silva 10 0 42 0 4.20
  AP Gurusinha 1 0 9 0 9.00
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 229 runs from 48.5 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RS Mahanama c Border b Waugh 36 94 67 3 0 53.73
MAR Samarasekera c Hughes b O'Donnell 30 67 50 2 0 60.00
A Ranatunga* c †Healy b O'Donnell 55 111 70 3 0 78.57
PA de Silva c Border b PL Taylor 9 13 10 1 0 90.00
ST Jayasuriya c Campbell b Hughes 3 11 5 0 0 60.00
AP Gurusinha c O'Donnell b PL Taylor 22 42 40 0 0 55.00
HP Tillakaratne c †Healy b O'Donnell 11 37 23 0 0 47.82
JR Ratnayeke run out 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
EAR de Silva not out 13 29 17 0 0 76.47
GF Labrooy b O'Donnell 6 2 2 0 1 300.00
RJ Ratnayake c †Healy b Hughes 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 6, w 4, nb 3) 13
  Total (all out; 47.2 overs) 198 (4.18 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  MG Hughes 9.2 0 41 2 4.39
  GD Campbell 10 2 36 0 3.60
  SP O'Donnell 9 1 36 4 4.00
  SR Waugh 6 0 26 1 4.33
  PL Taylor 10 1 36 2 3.60
  AR Border 3 0 17 0 5.66

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Points - Australia 2, Sri Lanka 0
ODI debuts - GD Campbell and MA Taylor (Australia); ST Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - SP O'Donnell (Australia)
Umpires - LJ King and CD Timmins

Match Notes


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