Benson & Hedges World Series, 9th Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 9, 1996
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
9 January 1996 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Slater c †Kaluwitharana b Munasinghe 2 13 17 0 0 11.76
MA Taylor* c †Kaluwitharana b Munasinghe 9 54 38 0 0 23.68
ME Waugh b Munasinghe 0 12 4 0 0 0.00
RT Ponting run out 123 174 138 7 1 89.13
SG Law c Tillakaratne b Wickramasinghe 8 29 15 0 0 53.33
MG Bevan not out 65 116 87 5 0 74.71
Extras (lb 2, w 2, nb 2) 6
  Total (5 wickets; 50 overs) 213 (4.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 10 3 41 0 4.10
  AMN Munasinghe 10 1 30 3 3.00 (1nb)
  GP Wickramasinghe 6 0 29 1 4.83 (1nb)
  HDPK Dharmasena 10 0 31 0 3.10
  ST Jayasuriya 10 0 56 0 5.60 (1w)
  RS Kalpage 4 0 24 0 6.00 (1w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 214 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c Lee b Reiffel 8 16 14 2 0 57.14
RS Kaluwitharana run out (Slater) 77 102 75 12 0 102.66
AP Gurusinha run out (Slater) 0 11 1 0 0 0.00
PA de Silva* lbw b McDermott 35 86 53 1 0 66.03
RS Mahanama lbw b Bevan 51 93 71 4 0 71.83
HP Tillakaratne lbw b McDermott 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
RS Kalpage b Warne 1 7 6 0 0 16.66
HDPK Dharmasena not out 28 76 57 1 0 49.12
WPUJC Vaas not out 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 7, w 5, nb 2) 14
  Total (7 wickets; 47.3 overs) 214 (4.50 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CJ McDermott 10 0 42 2 4.20 (2nb)
  PR Reiffel 10 0 47 1 4.70
  S Lee 6 2 26 0 4.33 (3w)
  SK Warne 10 1 37 1 3.70
  ME Waugh 6 0 31 0 5.16 (2w)
  MG Bevan 5.3 0 24 1 4.36

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 2, Australia 0
Player of the match - RS Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - DJ Harper and AJ McQuillan
TV umpire - WP Sheahan
Match referee - GT Dowling (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • Kalpage arrived in Australia on the morning of the match.
    • World record ODI 5th wicket partnership: RT Ponting and MG Bevan, 159 runs. (Previous record: IVA Richards and CH Lloyd, 152 runs, WI v SL at Brisbane 1984-85)
    • de Silva and Tillakaratne dismissed in consecutive balls by McDermott full tosses.
 
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