Benson & Hedges World Series, 1st Final: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 18, 1996
Australia won by 18 runs
18 January 1996 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
ME Waugh b Vaas 4 20 10 0 0 40.00
RT Ponting run out (Mahanama) 51 129 74 4 0 68.91
SR Waugh c Gurusinha b Wickramasinghe 13 37 33 2 0 39.39
SG Law c †Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
MG Bevan c Mahanama b Pushpakumara 59 118 101 5 0 58.41
IA Healy not out 50 78 55 0 0 90.90
PR Reiffel b Vaas 15 24 21 1 0 71.42
SK Warne not out 3 4 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 2, nb 1) 6
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 201 (4.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 10 1 42 3 4.20
  KR Pushpakumara 10 1 34 2 3.40
  GP Wickramasinghe 8 0 30 1 3.75
  HDPK Dharmasena 10 1 31 0 3.10
  PA de Silva 5 0 24 0 4.80 (1nb, 2w)
  ST Jayasuriya 7 0 37 0 5.28
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 202 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c SR Waugh b McGrath 19 35 25 1 0 76.00
RS Kaluwitharana lbw b McGrath 13 11 9 3 0 144.44
AP Gurusinha c Bevan b McDermott 47 121 82 4 0 57.31
PA de Silva c Taylor b Warne 34 64 47 3 0 72.34
HP Tillakaratne c †Healy b Warne 1 3 4 0 0 25.00
RS Mahanama b ME Waugh 16 64 34 1 0 47.05
A Ranatunga* b McGrath 31 87 57 1 0 54.38
HDPK Dharmasena b McDermott 4 6 5 1 0 80.00
WPUJC Vaas c †Healy b McDermott 2 8 12 0 0 16.66
GP Wickramasinghe c Taylor b Reiffel 0 7 5 0 0 0.00
KR Pushpakumara not out 8 26 13 0 0 61.53
Extras (lb 5, w 2, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 48.1 overs) 183 (3.79 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 9.1 0 28 3 3.05
  PR Reiffel 10 2 44 1 4.40
  ME Waugh 6 0 23 1 3.83
  CJ McDermott 10 1 41 3 4.10 (1nb)
  SK Warne 10 1 29 2 2.90 (2w)
  SG Law 3 0 13 0 4.33

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the best-of-3-finals 1-0
Umpires - DB Hair and SG Randell
TV umpire - WP Sheahan
Match referee - GT Dowling (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • Aus: 10 overs - 26/2, 20 - 57/4, 30 - 100/5, 40-143 50 - 18th over, 100 - 30th, 150 - 41st, 200 - 50th
    • ME Waugh dropped on 0 by Jayasuriya in Pushpakumara's 2nd over
    • Ball was changed after 41 overs during Australian innings
    • RT Ponting - 50 in 72 balls, 124 mins, 4 fours
    • MG Bevan - 50 in 94 balls, 108 mins, 4 fours
    • IA Healy - 50 in 63 balls
    • SL : 10 overs - 49/2, 20 - 96/2, 30 - 119/4, 40 - 141/8 50 - 11th over, 100 - 22nd, 150 - 42nd
    • RS Mahanama retired hurt on 4* from 124/5 to 132/8 (pulled leg muscle)
 
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