- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc †Kaluwitharana b Munasinghe217130011.76c †Kaluwitharana b Munasinghe938540023.68b Munasinghe0412000.00run out1231381747189.13c Tillakaratne b Wickramasinghe815290053.33not out65871165074.71Extras6 (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)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc Lee b Reiffel814162057.14run out (Slater)7775102120102.66run out (Slater)0111000.00lbw b McDermott3553861066.03lbw b Bevan5171934071.83lbw b McDermott011000.00b Warne1670016.66not out2857761049.12not out055000.00Extras14 (lb 7, nb 2, w 5)TOTAL214/7 (47.3 Overs, RR: 4.5)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)
Player Of The Match
- 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.
In a summer which has proven to be pretty uneventful and one-sided, thearrival of Sri Lanka to the fray is much anticipated.