9th Match (D/N), Melbourne, Jan 9 1996, Benson & Hedges World Series
(47.3/50 ov, target 214)
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Australia Innings (50 overs maximum)
MJ Slater c †Kaluwitharana b Munasinghe217130011.76
MA Taylor (c)c †Kaluwitharana b Munasinghe938540023.68
ME Waugh  b Munasinghe0412000.00
RT Ponting run out1231381747189.13
SG Law c Tillakaratne b Wickramasinghe815290053.33
MG Bevan not out65871165074.71
Extras(lb 2, nb 2, w 2)6
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.26)213/5
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Michael Slater), 2-10 (Mark Waugh), 3-33 (Mark Taylor), 4-54 (Stuart Law), 5-213 (Ricky Ponting)
WPUJC Vaas1034104.10---00
AMN Munasinghe1013033.00---01
GP Wickramasinghe602914.83---01
HDPK Dharmasena1003103.10---00
ST Jayasuriya1005605.60---10
RS Kalpage402406.00---10
Sri Lanka Innings (target: 214 runs from 50 overs)
ST Jayasuriya c Lee b Reiffel814162057.14
RS Kaluwitharana run out (Slater)7775102120102.66
AP Gurusinha run out (Slater)0111000.00
PA de Silva (c)lbw b McDermott3553861066.03
RS Mahanama lbw b Bevan5171934071.83
HP Tillakaratne lbw b McDermott011000.00
RS Kalpage  b Warne1670016.66
HDPK Dharmasena not out2857761049.12
WPUJC Vaas not out055000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 2, w 5)14
TOTAL(47.3 Ov, RR: 4.5)214/7
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 2-39 (Asanka Gurusinha), 3-127 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 4-144 (Aravinda de Silva), 5-144 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 6-147 (Ruwan Kalpage), 7-209 (Roshan Mahanama)
CJ McDermott1004224.20---02
PR Reiffel1004714.70---00
S Lee622604.33---30
SK Warne1013713.70---00
ME Waugh603105.16---20
MG Bevan5.302414.36---00
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesBenson & Hedges World Series 1995
Player Of The Match
Romesh Kaluwitharana
Match numberODI no. 1032
Match days9 January 1996 - day/night match (50-over match)
Tony McQuillan
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Bill Sheahan
Match Referee
Graham Dowling
PointsSri 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.