Benson & Hedges World Series, 4th Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Dec 21, 1995
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
21 December 1995 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
RS Mahanama run out (Ponting) 5 13 11 1 0 45.45
ST Jayasuriya c †Healy b McGrath 24 33 26 4 0 92.30
AP Gurusinha c Waugh b Bevan 38 93 58 4 0 65.51
PA de Silva c & b Lee 75 121 94 7 0 79.78
A Ranatunga* run out (†Healy/Waugh) 7 16 14 0 0 50.00
HP Tillakaratne c Lee b McGrath 62 87 67 6 0 92.53
RS Kaluwitharana b Kasprowicz 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
HDPK Dharmasena run out (Waugh) 7 21 17 0 0 41.17
WPUJC Vaas run out (Ponting) 14 11 14 0 0 100.00
GP Wickramasinghe not out 4 8 3 0 0 133.33
M Muralitharan not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 2, lb 11, w 5, nb 1) 19
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 216 mins) 255 (5.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 10 1 47 2 4.70 (1nb)
  MS Kasprowicz 10 0 51 1 5.10 (3w)
  S Lee 10 0 40 1 4.00 (1w)
  SK Warne 10 1 53 0 5.30
  ME Waugh 6 0 31 0 5.16
  MG Bevan 4 0 20 1 5.00 (1w)
  Australia innings (target: 256 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* run out (Muralitharan) 90 165 115 6 0 78.26
MJ Slater c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 10 16 13 1 0 76.92
ME Waugh run out (Mahanama) 55 90 70 2 0 78.57
RT Ponting c Muralitharan b Dharmasena 56 92 71 1 0 78.87
SG Law run out 7 14 10 1 0 70.00
MG Bevan not out 18 30 16 1 0 112.50
S Lee not out 4 10 7 0 0 57.14
Extras (lb 13, w 4) 17
  Total (5 wickets; 49.4 overs; 212 mins) 257 (5.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GP Wickramasinghe 7 0 24 0 3.42 (2w)
  WPUJC Vaas 9 0 50 1 5.55 (1w)
  AP Gurusinha 2 0 12 0 6.00
  A Ranatunga 1 0 12 0 12.00
  M Muralitharan 10 0 52 0 5.20
  HDPK Dharmasena 8.4 0 41 1 4.73 (1w)
  ST Jayasuriya 8 0 35 0 4.37
  PA de Silva 4 0 18 0 4.50

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 2, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - MA Taylor (Australia)
Umpires - DB Hair and DJ Harper
TV umpire - IS Thomas
Match referee - GT Dowling (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka 50 off 11.2 overs
    • Sri Lanka 100 off 23.3 overs
    • PA de Silva 50 in 87 mins off 76 balls
    • Sri Lanka 150 off 33 overs
    • Sri Lanka 200 off 42.2 overs
    • HP Tillakaratne 50 off 56 balls.
    • WPUJC Vaas batted with a runner for one ball before being dismissed.
    • Sri Lanka 250 off 49.3 overs
    • During change of innings, the match referee announced that a 3 by de Silva should have been a 4. The innings was thus increased from 9-254 to 9-255 and de Silva's, Kasprowicz's, and the FoW figures were changed accordingly.
    • Australia 50 off 12.3 overs
    • Australia 100 off 19.3 overs
    • MA Taylor 50 off 66 balls
    • ME Waugh 50 off 58 balls
    • Australia 150 off 31.4 overs
    • MA Taylor run out by direct hit from Muralitharan at deep mid-on
    • MA Taylor 90: 37x1, 10x2, 3x3, 6x4.
    • SG Law dropped on 1 by Ranatunga
    • Australia 200 off 42.3 overs
    • RT Ponting 50 off 64 balls
    • Winning shot was a 4 by Bevan off the 3rd last ball of the match
    • Crowd: 28,301
 
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