Benson & Hedges World Series, 12th Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 16, 1996
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
16 January 1996 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
ME Waugh c Mahanama b Vaas 6 19 17 1 0 35.29
MA Taylor* c †Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe 32 77 55 5 0 58.18
RT Ponting c †Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe 5 26 5 1 0 100.00
SR Waugh not out 102 161 115 6 1 88.69
SG Law c Ranatunga b Pushpakumara 47 77 69 1 0 68.11
MG Bevan not out 43 52 37 3 0 116.21
Extras (lb 3, w 2, nb 2) 7
  Total (4 wickets; 50 overs) 242 (4.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 10 2 43 1 4.30
  KR Pushpakumara 10 0 47 1 4.70 (2nb)
  GP Wickramasinghe 8 0 33 2 4.12
  HDPK Dharmasena 8 0 42 0 5.25 (1w)
  PA de Silva 6 0 30 0 5.00
  ST Jayasuriya 8 0 44 0 5.50 (1w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 243 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c †Healy b McGrath 3 23 18 0 0 16.66
RS Kaluwitharana c ME Waugh b Warne 74 111 68 8 0 108.82
AP Gurusinha c †Healy b Reiffel 17 67 50 2 0 34.00
HP Tillakaratne c †Healy b Warne 0 11 5 0 0 0.00
PA de Silva lbw b Bevan 45 81 61 1 0 73.77
RS Mahanama b Warne 31 57 41 2 0 75.60
A Ranatunga* run out 18 36 24 1 0 75.00
HDPK Dharmasena not out 24 34 24 1 0 100.00
WPUJC Vaas not out 13 13 8 2 0 162.50
Extras (b 1, lb 18, w 2) 21
  Total (7 wickets; 49.4 overs) 246 (4.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CJ McDermott 10 3 27 0 2.70
  GD McGrath 9.4 0 76 1 7.86 (1w)
  PR Reiffel 10 1 36 1 3.60
  SK Warne 10 0 40 3 4.00
  SG Law 6 0 28 0 4.66
  ME Waugh 2 0 11 0 5.50
  MG Bevan 2 0 9 1 4.50 (1w)

Match details


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

Match Notes


    • Aus: 10 overs - 28/1, 20 - 63/3, 30 - 109/3, 40 - 165/4 50 - 16th over, 100 - 28th, 150 - 37th, 200 - 45th
    • In 21st over Gurusinha was hurt at cover, fielding SR Waugh's shot. Substitute fielder was Ruwan Kalpage.
    • SR Waugh - 50 in 63 balls previous highest ODI score - 86 v South Africa
    • SL: 10 overs - 56/1, 20 - 96/2, 30 - 135/4, 40 - 187/5 50 - 10th over, 100 - 21st, 150 - 33rd, 200 - 44th
    • Jayasuriya was dropped by McDermott the first over off his own bowling when he was at 0.
    • Kaluwitharana - 50 in 31 balls
    • Sri Lanka qualifies for the finals.
 
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