- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRc Warne b McDermott1580521028.84c Law b McGrath1441322043.75b McGrath461571404032.85c & b Warne1040271037.03c †Healy b McGrath3279542159.25lbw b McDermott668510011.76c Taylor b Warne5090747067.56b McDermott3092724041.66c †Healy b Warne41270057.14c Julian b McGrath2838325087.50not out01000-Extras16 (b 4, lb 9, nb 3)TOTAL251 all out (89.4 Overs)Fall of wickets: 1-25 (UC Hathurusingha, ), 2-38 (RS Mahanama, ), 3-54 (PA de Silva, ), 4-129 (AP Gurusinha, ), 5-132 (A Ranatunga, ), 6-172 (HP Tillakaratne, ), 7-193 (RS Kaluwitharana, ), 8-205 (WPUJC Vaas, ), 9-251 (GP Wickramasinghe, ), 10-251 (HDPK Dharmasena, )
- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRc & b Muralitharan21946032115568.22lbw b de Silva9622417314055.49c Hathurusingha b Muralitharan1360501026.00c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas1112612237149.77lbw b Vaas962361848052.17not out541531181045.76Extras28 (b 4, lb 6, nb 18)TOTAL617/5d (174 Overs)Fall of wickets: 1-228 (MA Taylor, ), 2-266 (DC Boon, ), 3-422 (MJ Slater, ), 4-496 (ME Waugh, ), 5-617 (RT Ponting, )
- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRb McGrath48128976049.48c †Healy b McGrath1135241045.83c †Healy b McDermott730170041.17c Ponting b Warne2036354057.14b McGrath46114646171.87c Ponting b Warne11926720612057.76c Ponting b Julian4045426095.23lbw b McDermott1887633028.57c †Healy b Warne420191021.05c Warne b McDermott043000.00not out31040075.00Extras14 (lb 4, nb 10)TOTAL330 all out (93.4 Overs)Fall of wickets: 1-35 (UC Hathurusingha, ), 2-56 (AP Gurusinha, ), 3-87 (PA de Silva, ), 4-105 (RS Mahanama, ), 5-193 (A Ranatunga, ), 6-258 (RS Kaluwitharana, ), 7-310 (HDPK Dharmasena, ), 8-318 (WPUJC Vaas, ), 9-319 (GP Wickramasinghe, ), 10-330 (HP Tillakaratne, )
- W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
Sri Lanka , elected to bat first
Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
Player of the match
- Fri, 8 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 251
- Sat, 9 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 358/2 (MJ Slater 189*, ME Waugh 36*, 90 ov)
- Sun, 10 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 13/0 (RS Mahanama 2*, UC Hathurusingha 7*, 4 ov)
- Mon, 11 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 330 (93.4 ov) - end of match
- Warne claims his 200th wicket with the wicket of Vaas.
- Tillekaratne's highest test score.
- Attendance: 4119 (Total: 28885)
- Attendance: 9078
- MJ Slater 100 in 126 balls, 4x6.
- Aus 200 in 45.3 overs at 4.39 runs per over.
- Record 1st wicket partnership against SL by any team, highest partnership for the 1st wicket by any team at WACA.
- MJ Slater 150 in 196 balls, 13x4, 4x6.
- Australian 300 off 471 balls
- MJ Slater highest Test score (previous best: 176 v England at Brisbane 1994/95)
- Attendance: 7550
- Attendance: 8138
- Scorers: CA Bull (Aus) and S Wheeler (SL)
- 12th Men: MS Kasprowicz (Aus) and KR Pushpakumara (SL)