- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRc †Kaluwitharana b Vaas2173550138.18c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas011000.00b Pushpakumara431711152037.39c Pushpakumara b Wickramasinghe711991374051.82b Pushpakumara17042131613053.79c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas631270022.22c Pushpakumara b Dharmasena701611198058.82c Gurusinha b Wickramasinghe561631247045.16c Pushpakumara b Wickramasinghe3363395084.61not out1527161093.75Extras17 (b 5, lb 9, nb 2, w 1)TOTAL502/9d (157.3 Overs, RR: 3.18, 656 minutes)Fall of wickets: 1-1 (MJ Slater, ), 2-36 (MA Taylor, ), 3-96 (DC Boon, ), 4-181 (ME Waugh, ), 5-196 (RT Ponting, ), 6-326 (IA Healy, ), 7-443 (SR Waugh, ), 8-467 (PR Reiffel, ), 9-502 (SK Warne, )
- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRc ME Waugh b Reiffel2886634044.44c †Healy b Reiffel4882577184.21c Reiffel b McGrath1766441038.63c SR Waugh b McDermott602031483040.54lbw b Reiffel3144354188.57c †Healy b McGrath652071553041.93c Taylor b McGrath1962451042.22c †Healy b McGrath033000.00c ME Waugh b Reiffel812710114.28b Reiffel1043280035.71not out21170028.57Extras29 (b 8, lb 13, nb 7, w 1)TOTAL317 all out (97.1 Overs, RR: 3.26, 414 minutes)Fall of wickets: 1-86 (ST Jayasuriya, ), 2-89 (UC Hathurusingha, ), 3-129 (AP Gurusinha, ), 4-171 (RS Kaluwitharana, ), 5-237 (S Ranatunga, ), 6-290 (PA de Silva, ), 7-290 (HDPK Dharmasena, ), 8-299 (WPUJC Vaas, ), 9-309 (HP Tillakaratne, ), 10-317 (GP Wickramasinghe, )
- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRb Wickramasinghe1560341044.11b Pushpakumara1039311032.25c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas3592665053.03c Tillakaratne b Vaas1261440027.27not out611811295047.28c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas2064612032.78c Hathurusingha b Pushpakumara4380632068.25not out1425152093.33Extras5 (b 1, lb 1, nb 3)TOTAL215/6d (73 Overs, RR: 2.94, 304 minutes)Fall of wickets: 1-22 (MA Taylor, ), 2-36 (MJ Slater, ), 3-70 (ME Waugh, ), 4-75 (DC Boon, ), 5-122 (RT Ponting, ), 6-186 (IA Healy, )
- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRc †Healy b SR Waugh11227218814259.57c †Healy b McGrath1461462030.43b Reiffel22828007.14c †Healy b SR Waugh652461976032.99b SR Waugh072000.00c †Healy b McGrath317160018.75c Taylor b ME Waugh330260011.53c Taylor b SR Waugh221160012.50c †Healy b McGrath2646325081.25b Warne612170035.29not out320200015.00Extras16 (b 1, lb 6, nb 9)TOTAL252 all out (96.2 Overs, RR: 2.61)Fall of wickets: 1-51 (UC Hathurusingha, ), 2-70 (AP Gurusinha, ), 3-195 (ST Jayasuriya, ), 4-195 (RS Kaluwitharana, ), 5-199 (HP Tillakaratne, ), 6-208 (PA de Silva, ), 7-216 (S Ranatunga, ), 8-225 (HDPK Dharmasena, ), 9-232 (GP Wickramasinghe, ), 10-252 (WPUJC Vaas, )
Australia , elected to bat first
Australia won the 3-match series 3-0
Player of the match
Player of the series
25,26,27,28,29 January 1996 (5-day match)
- Thu, 25 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 239/5 (SR Waugh 70*, IA Healy 21*, 86 ov)
- Fri, 26 Jan - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 80/0 (UC Hathurusingha 24*, ST Jayasuriya 47*, 16 ov)
- Sat, 27 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 16/0 (MJ Slater 7*, MA Taylor 9*, 6 ov)
- Sun, 28 Jan - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 69/1 (ST Jayasuriya 50*, AP Gurusinha 2*, 21 ov)
- Mon, 29 Jan - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 252 (96.2 ov) - end of match
- Lunch 136/2 (Jayasuriya 74*, Ranatunga 34*)
- Tea was taken upon de Silva's dismissal.
- Tea 208/6 (Ranatunga 61*)
- Aggregate Crowd: 63478
- B&H International Cricketer of the Year: SR Waugh (awarded to the best player in the Australian international season)
- Lunch: 86/4 (SR Waugh 3*, Ponting 9*)
- Tea: 173/5 (SR Waugh 44*, Healy 33*)
- Sri Lanka set 401 to win in a minimum of 111 overs
- Healy outright 2nd on wicketkeeping list (271 dismissals)
- Crowd: 15195
- Lunch: SL 3-170 (Ranatunga 31*, Kaluwitharana 30*)
- Tea: SL 5-253 (Tillekeratne 37*, de Silva 8*)
- Tillekeratne was Healy's 250th catch and 270th dismissal (equal 2nd on all-time list of wicketkeeping dismissals)
- Crowd: 14533
- Jayasuriya dropped Healy (25) off Vaas
- 10 minutes play lost to rain in the 1st session. Scheduled close extended to 6:10pm.
- SR Waugh out to the first ball of the 3rd session
- McDermott hit an all-run 5 off the first ball he faced
- Warne hit 2 consecutive 4s before being caught in the outfield hooking
- Jayasuriya had scored 20 runs before Hathurusinghe scored his first.
- Sri Lanka 50 off 8.1 overs (35 minutes).
- Jayasuriya hit 23 runs off the 11 balls he faced in McDermott's first spell of 5-1-28-0.
- Crowd: 17277
- Slater out to the first ball he faced
- Lunch: AUS 2-43 (Boon 21*, ME Waugh 1*)
- Tea: AUS 3-133 (ME Waugh 46*, SR Waugh 18*)
- Sri Lankans dropped 4 catches Kaluwitharana dropped ME Waugh and SR Waugh Pushpakumara dropped Boon Tillekaratne dropped ME Waugh
- Play ended at 7:20pm due to bad light (80 minutes after scheduled close). 4 overs total lost to the weather.
- Crowd: 9119
- DC Boon announced that this would be his final Test
- Scorers: RM Artis (AUS) and T Lowrey (SL)
- 12th Men: TBA May (AUS) and RS Kalpage (SL).