- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRc †Kaluwitharana b Munasinghe213170011.76c †Kaluwitharana b Munasinghe954380023.68b Munasinghe0124000.00run out1231741387189.13c Tillakaratne b Wickramasinghe829150053.33not out65116875074.71Extras6 (lb 2, nb 2, w 2)TOTAL213/5 (50 Overs, RR: 4.26)Fall of wickets: 1-8 (MJ Slater, ), 2-10 (ME Waugh, ), 3-33 (MA Taylor, ), 4-54 (SG Law, ), 5-213 (RT Ponting, )
- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRc Lee b Reiffel816142057.14run out (Slater)7710275120102.66run out (Slater)0111000.00lbw b McDermott3586531066.03lbw b Bevan5193714071.83lbw b McDermott011000.00b Warne1760016.66not out2876571049.12not out055000.00Extras14 (lb 7, nb 2, w 5)TOTAL214/7 (47.3 Overs, RR: 4.50)Fall of wickets: 1-17 (ST Jayasuriya, ), 2-39 (AP Gurusinha, ), 3-127 (RS Kaluwitharana, ), 4-144 (PA de Silva, ), 5-144 (HP Tillakaratne, ), 6-147 (RS Kalpage, ), 7-209 (RS Mahanama, )
Australia , elected to bat first
Player of the match
9 January 1996 - day/night match (50-over match)
Sri Lanka 2, Australia 0
- Kalpage arrived in Australia on the morning of the match.
- World record ODI 5th wicket partnership: RT Ponting and MG Bevan, 159 runs. (Previous record: IVA Richards and CH Lloyd, 152 runs, WI v SL at Brisbane 1984-85)
- de Silva and Tillakaratne dismissed in consecutive balls by McDermott full tosses.