Benson & Hedges World Series, 2nd Final: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 20, 1996
Australia won by 9 runs (revised target)
20 January 1996 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
ME Waugh c & b Kalpage 73 108 82 8 0 89.02
MA Taylor* c †Kaluwitharana b Kalpage 82 155 95 6 0 86.31
RT Ponting c Vaas b Dharmasena 17 26 26 1 0 65.38
SR Waugh c Kalpage b Dharmasena 2 5 7 0 0 28.57
SG Law b Vaas 21 32 29 1 0 72.41
MG Bevan not out 32 56 34 1 0 94.11
IA Healy not out 40 32 28 1 0 142.85
Extras (lb 5, w 1) 6
  Total (5 wickets; 50 overs; 212 mins) 273 (5.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 10 1 47 1 4.70
  KR Pushpakumara 8 1 39 0 4.87 (1nb, 1w)
  AMN Munasinghe 4 0 33 0 8.25
  HDPK Dharmasena 10 0 45 2 4.50
  RS Kalpage 10 0 47 2 4.70
  ST Jayasuriya 8 0 57 0 7.12
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 168 runs from 25 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c McGrath b Warne 30 30 25 5 0 120.00
RS Kaluwitharana lbw b McGrath 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
PA de Silva c Reiffel b ME Waugh 6 13 7 0 0 85.71
AP Gurusinha c Warne b Reiffel 24 26 15 2 0 160.00
A Ranatunga* c Law b Warne 41 70 43 2 0 95.34
RS Kalpage c Taylor b McDermott 9 16 10 1 0 90.00
HP Tillakaratne run out (ME Waugh) 25 54 26 1 0 96.15
HDPK Dharmasena c SR Waugh b Warne 7 11 11 0 0 63.63
AMN Munasinghe not out 3 12 5 0 0 60.00
WPUJC Vaas not out 8 9 8 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 3) 6
  Total (8 wickets; 25 overs; 128 mins) 159 (6.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 5 0 36 1 7.20 (1nb)
  ME Waugh 5 0 31 1 6.20 (1w)
  SK Warne 5 0 20 3 4.00 (1w)
  SR Waugh 1 0 14 0 14.00
  PR Reiffel 4 0 22 1 5.50 (1w)
  CJ McDermott 5 0 33 1 6.60

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Series - Australia won the best-of-3-finals 2-0
Player of the preliminary series - RS Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka)
Players of the finals - MA Taylor (Australia) and SK Warne (Australia)
Umpires - PD Parker and SG Randell
TV umpire - DB Hair
Match referee - GT Dowling (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • RS Kaluwitharana was named the Player of the Preliminary Series prior to the start of the match.
    • Aus 10 ov 34/0; 20 ov 105/0; 30 ov 162/1; 40- 198/4.
    • Aus 50 off 11.3 ov; 100 off 19.1 ov; 150 off 27.4 ov; 200 off 40.4 ov; 250 off 47.4 ov.
    • ME Waugh - 50 off 55 balls Taylor - 50 off 63 balls
    • de Silva was injured with a bleeding hand when he dropped Healy (11) in the 46th over, off the bowling of Jayasuriya. M Muralitharan substituted for the remainder of the innings.
    • Ranatunga dropped Healy (13) in the first ball of the 47th over bowled by Vaas.
    • Vaas dropped Healy (30) off his own bowling in the 49th over
    • Australian score is the 4th highest ODI total in Sydney
    • Heavy rain during the tea break delayed the start of Sri Lanka's innings. Target was readjusted to 168 in 25 overs (167 would be an Australian win).
    • SL 10 ov 69/4, 20 ov 135/5. SL 50 off 6.4 ov; 100 off 14.5 ov; 150 off 23.5 ov.
    • Jayasuriya (12) was dropped by Reiffel in the 3rd over off McGrath's bowling.
    • Ranatunga (20) survived a caught and bowled chance in the 16th over by Reiffel.
    • Jayasuriya was a runner for Ranatunga from the 18th over, having been denied to do so by umpire Randell in the previous over.
    • Match finished at 10:58pm (scheduled finishing time was 10:30pm)
    • 12th men: S Lee (Aus), M Muralitharan (SL)
    • Crowd: 39,233
 
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