Result
1st Final (D/N), Melbourne, Jan 18 1996, Benson & Hedges World Series
201/7
(48.1/50 ov, target 202)
183
Australia won by 18 runs
Australia Innings (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Taylor (c)c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas031000.00
ME Waugh  b Vaas410200040.00
RT Ponting run out (Mahanama)51741294068.91
SR Waugh c Gurusinha b Wickramasinghe1333372039.39
SG Law c †Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara012000.00
MG Bevan c Mahanama b Pushpakumara591011185058.41
IA Healy not out5055780090.90
PR Reiffel  b Vaas1521241071.42
SK Warne not out33400100.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 2)6
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.02)201/7
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mark Taylor), 2-9 (Mark Waugh), 3-39 (Steve Waugh), 4-39 (Stuart Law), 5-100 (Ricky Ponting), 6-155 (Michael Bevan), 7-192 (Paul Reiffel)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas1014234.20---00
KR Pushpakumara1013423.40---00
GP Wickramasinghe803013.75---00
HDPK Dharmasena1013103.10---00
PA de Silva502404.80---21
ST Jayasuriya703705.28---00
Sri Lanka Innings (target: 202 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya c SR Waugh b McGrath1925351076.00
RS Kaluwitharana lbw b McGrath1391130144.44
AP Gurusinha c Bevan b McDermott47821214057.31
PA de Silva c Taylor b Warne3447643072.34
HP Tillakaratne c †Healy b Warne1430025.00
RS Mahanama  b ME Waugh1634641047.05
A Ranatunga (c) b McGrath3157871054.38
HDPK Dharmasena  b McDermott4561080.00
WPUJC Vaas c †Healy b McDermott21280016.66
GP Wickramasinghe c Taylor b Reiffel057000.00
KR Pushpakumara not out813260061.53
Extras(lb 5, nb 1, w 2)8
TOTAL(48.1 Ov, RR: 3.79)183
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 2-46 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 3-107 (Aravinda de Silva), 4-110 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 5-120 (Asanka Gurusinha), 5-124* (Roshan Mahanama, retired not out ), 6-129 (Kumar Dharmasena), 7-131 (Chaminda Vaas), 8-132 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe), 9-152 (Roshan Mahanama), 10-183 (Arjuna Ranatunga)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath9.102833.05---00
PR Reiffel1024414.40---00
ME Waugh602313.83---00
CJ McDermott1014134.10---01
SK Warne1012922.90---20
SG Law301304.33---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSri Lanka , elected to field first
SeriesBenson & Hedges World Series 1995
Series resultAustralia led the best-of-3-finals 1-0
Match numberODI no. 1041
Season1995/96
Match days18 January 1996 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Darrell Hair
Steve Randell
TV Umpire
Bill Sheahan
Match Referee
Graham Dowling
MATCH NOTES
Aus: 10 overs - 26/2, 20 - 57/4, 30 - 100/5, 40-143 50 - 18th over, 100 - 30th, 150 - 41st, 200 - 50th
  • ME Waugh dropped on 0 by Jayasuriya in Pushpakumara's 2nd over
  • Ball was changed after 41 overs during Australian innings
  • RT Ponting - 50 in 72 balls, 124 mins, 4 fours
  • MG Bevan - 50 in 94 balls, 108 mins, 4 fours
  • IA Healy - 50 in 63 balls
SL : 10 overs - 49/2, 20 - 96/2, 30 - 119/4, 40 - 141/8 50 - 11th over, 100 - 22nd, 150 - 42nd
  • RS Mahanama retired hurt on 4* from 124/5 to 132/8 (pulled leg muscle)