- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc & b Kalpage73821088089.02c †Kaluwitharana b Kalpage82951556086.31c Vaas b Dharmasena1726261065.38c Kalpage b Dharmasena2750028.57b Vaas2129321072.41not out3234561094.11not out40283210142.85Extras6 (lb 5, w 1)TOTAL273/5 (50 Overs, RR: 5.46)Fall of wickets: 1-135 (Mark Waugh, 24.5 ov), 2-170 (Ricky Ponting, 31.5 ov), 3-176 (Steve Waugh, 33.3 ov), 4-184 (Mark Taylor, 36.2 ov), 5-210 (Stuart Law, 42.1 ov)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc McGrath b Warne30253050120.00lbw b McGrath012000.00c Reiffel b ME Waugh67130085.71c Warne b Reiffel24152620160.00c Law b Warne4143702095.34c Taylor b McDermott910161090.00run out (ME Waugh)2526541096.15c SR Waugh b Warne711110063.63not out35120060.00not out88900100.00Extras6 (lb 3, w 3)TOTAL159/8 (25 Overs, RR: 6.36)Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 0.2 ov), 2-22 (Aravinda de Silva, 3.4 ov), 3-49 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 6.3 ov), 4-66 (Asanka Gurusinha, 9.1 ov), 5-87 (Ruwan Kalpage, 12.4 ov), 6-135 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 20.1 ov), 7-146 (Kumar Dharmasena, 22.5 ov), 8-146 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 23.1 ov)
Player Of The Preliminary series
- RS Kaluwitharana was named the Player of the Preliminary Series prior to the start of the match.
- Aus 50 off 11.3 ov; 100 off 19.1 ov; 150 off 27.4 ov; 200 off 40.4 ov; 250 off 47.4 ov.
- ME Waugh - 50 off 55 balls Taylor - 50 off 63 balls
- de Silva was injured with a bleeding hand when he dropped Healy (11) in the 46th over, off the bowling of Jayasuriya. M Muralitharan substituted for the remainder of the innings.
- Ranatunga dropped Healy (13) in the first ball of the 47th over bowled by Vaas.
- Vaas dropped Healy (30) off his own bowling in the 49th over
- Australian score is the 4th highest ODI total in Sydney
- SL 10 ov 69/4, 20 ov 135/5. SL 50 off 6.4 ov; 100 off 14.5 ov; 150 off 23.5 ov.
- Jayasuriya (12) was dropped by Reiffel in the 3rd over off McGrath's bowling.
- Ranatunga (20) survived a caught and bowled chance in the 16th over by Reiffel.
- Jayasuriya was a runner for Ranatunga from the 18th over, having been denied to do so by umpire Randell in the previous over.
- 12th men: S Lee (Aus), M Muralitharan (SL)
- Crowd: 39,233
In a summer which has proven to be pretty uneventful and one-sided, thearrival of Sri Lanka to the fray is much anticipated.