- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc †Kaluwitharana b Vaas2155730138.18c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas011000.00b Pushpakumara431151712037.39c Pushpakumara b Wickramasinghe711371994051.82b Pushpakumara17031642113053.79c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas627310022.22c Pushpakumara b Dharmasena701191618058.82c Gurusinha b Wickramasinghe561241637045.16c Pushpakumara b Wickramasinghe3339635084.61not out1516271093.75Extras17 (b 5, lb 9, nb 2, w 1)TOTAL502/9d (157.3 Overs, RR: 3.18, 656 minutes)Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Michael Slater), 2-36 (Mark Taylor), 3-96 (David Boon), 4-181 (Mark Waugh), 5-196 (Ricky Ponting), 6-326 (Ian Healy), 7-443 (Steve Waugh), 8-467 (Paul Reiffel), 9-502 (Shane Warne)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc ME Waugh b Reiffel2863864044.44c †Healy b Reiffel4857827184.21c Reiffel b McGrath1744661038.63c SR Waugh b McDermott601482033040.54lbw b Reiffel3135444188.57c †Healy b McGrath651552073041.93c Taylor b McGrath1945621042.22c †Healy b McGrath033000.00c ME Waugh b Reiffel871210114.28b Reiffel1028430035.71not out27110028.57Extras29 (b 8, lb 13, nb 7, w 1)TOTAL317 all out (97.1 Overs, RR: 3.26, 414 minutes)Fall of wickets: 1-86 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 2-89 (Chandika Hathurusingha), 3-129 (Asanka Gurusinha), 4-171 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 5-237 (Sanjeeva Ranatunga), 6-290 (Aravinda de Silva), 7-290 (Kumar Dharmasena), 8-299 (Chaminda Vaas), 9-309 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 10-317 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRb Wickramasinghe1534601044.11b Pushpakumara1031391032.25c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas3566925053.03c Tillakaratne b Vaas1244610027.27not out611291815047.28c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas2061642032.78c Hathurusingha b Pushpakumara4363802068.25not out1415252093.33Extras5 (b 1, lb 1, nb 3)TOTAL215/6d (73 Overs, RR: 2.94, 304 minutes)Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Mark Taylor), 2-36 (Michael Slater), 3-70 (Mark Waugh), 4-75 (David Boon), 5-122 (Ricky Ponting), 6-186 (Ian Healy)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc †Healy b SR Waugh11218827214259.57c †Healy b McGrath1446612030.43b Reiffel22828007.14c †Healy b SR Waugh651972466032.99b SR Waugh027000.00c †Healy b McGrath316170018.75c Taylor b ME Waugh326300011.53c Taylor b SR Waugh216210012.50c †Healy b McGrath2632465081.25b Warne617120035.29not out320200015.00Extras16 (b 1, lb 6, nb 9)TOTAL252 all out (96.2 Overs, RR: 2.61)Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Chandika Hathurusingha), 2-70 (Asanka Gurusinha), 3-195 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 4-195 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 5-199 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 6-208 (Aravinda de Silva), 7-216 (Sanjeeva Ranatunga), 8-225 (Kumar Dharmasena), 9-232 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe), 10-252 (Chaminda Vaas)
Australia , elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Australia won the 3-match series 3-0
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).