|Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to field first|
|Series||Benson & Hedges World SeriesSri Lanka tour of Australia|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Australia won the best-of-3-finals 2-0|
|Match number||ODI No. 1043|
|Match days||- daynight match (50-over match)|
- RS Kaluwitharana was named the Player of the Preliminary Series prior to the start of the match.
- Aus 10 ov 34/0; 20 ov 105/0; 30 ov 162/1; 40- 198/4.
- 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
- Heavy rain during the tea break delayed the start of Sri Lanka's innings. Target was readjusted to 168 in 25 overs (167 would be an Australian win).
- 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.
- Match finished at 10:58pm (scheduled finishing time was 10:30pm)
- 12th men: S Lee (Aus), M Muralitharan (SL)
- Crowd: 39,233