result
1st Test, Perth, Dec 8 - Dec 11 1995, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(93.4 ov)251 & 330
617/5d
Australia won by an innings and 36 runs
player of the match
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Roshan Mahanama c Warne b McDermott1552801028.85
Chandika Hathurusingha c Law b McGrath1432412043.75
Asanka Gurusinha  b McGrath461401574032.86
Aravinda de Silva c & b Warne1027401037.04
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)c †Healy b McGrath3254792159.26
Hashan Tillakaratne lbw b McDermott651680011.76
Romesh Kaluwitharana c Taylor b Warne5074907067.57
Kumar Dharmasena  b McDermott3072924041.67
Chaminda Vaas c †Healy b Warne47120057.14
Pramodya Wickramasinghe c Julian b McGrath2832385087.50
Muttiah Muralitharan not out 001000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 9, nb 3)16
TOTAL(89.4 Ov, RR: 2.79)251
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Chandika Hathurusingha), 2-38 (Roshan Mahanama), 3-54 (Aravinda de Silva), 4-129 (Asanka Gurusinha), 5-132 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 6-172 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 7-193 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 8-205 (Chaminda Vaas), 9-251 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe), 10-251 (Kumar Dharmasena)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Craig McDermott18.454432.36---00
Glenn McGrath2438143.38---01
Brendon Julian1783201.88---00
Shane Warne2777532.78---02
Mark Waugh31602.00---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Michael Slater c & b Muralitharan21932146015568.22
Mark Taylor (c)lbw b de Silva9617322414055.49
David Boon c Hathurusingha b Muralitharan1350601026.00
Mark Waugh c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas1112232617149.78
Ricky Ponting lbw b Vaas961842368052.17
Stuart Law not out 541181531045.76
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 18)28
TOTAL(174 Ov, RR: 3.54)617/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-228 (Mark Taylor), 2-266 (David Boon), 3-422 (Michael Slater), 4-496 (Mark Waugh), 5-617 (Ricky Ponting)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Pramodya Wickramasinghe31312303.97---07
Chaminda Vaas31510323.32---03
Muttiah Muralitharan54322424.15---04
Chandika Hathurusingha933103.44---00
Kumar Dharmasena3158402.71---00
Aravinda de Silva1814212.33---04
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Roshan Mahanama  b McGrath48971286049.48
Chandika Hathurusingha c †Healy b McGrath1124351045.83
Asanka Gurusinha c †Healy b McDermott717300041.18
Aravinda de Silva c Ponting b Warne2035364057.14
Arjuna Ranatunga (c) b McGrath46641146171.88
Hashan Tillakaratne c Ponting b Warne11920626712057.77
Romesh Kaluwitharana c Ponting b Julian4042456095.24
Kumar Dharmasena lbw b McDermott1863873028.57
Chaminda Vaas c †Healy b Warne419201021.05
Pramodya Wickramasinghe c Warne b McDermott034000.00
Muttiah Muralitharan not out 34100075.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 10)14
TOTAL(93.4 Ov, RR: 3.52)330
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Chandika Hathurusingha), 2-56 (Asanka Gurusinha), 3-87 (Aravinda de Silva), 4-105 (Roshan Mahanama), 5-193 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 6-258 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 7-310 (Kumar Dharmasena), 8-318 (Chaminda Vaas), 9-319 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe), 10-330 (Hashan Tillakaratne)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Craig McDermott2037333.65---010
Glenn McGrath2478633.58---00
Shane Warne29.469633.24---00
Brendon Julian1344013.08---00
Mark Waugh402205.50---00
Stuart Law31903.00---00
MATCH DETAILS
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of Australia
Season1995/96
Player Of The Match
Michael Slater
Michael Slater
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTEST No. 1317
Match days - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting
Stuart Law
Stuart Law
Umpires
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Khizer Hayat
Australia Image
Peter Parker
TV Umpire
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Barry Rennie
Match Referee
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Graham Dowling
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 08 Dec - day 1 -Sri Lanka 1st innings 251
Sat, 09 Dec - day 2 -Australia 1st innings 358/2 (Michael Slater 189*, Mark Waugh 36*, 90 ov)
Sun, 10 Dec - day 3 -Sri Lanka 2nd innings 13 (Roshan Mahanama 2*, Chandika Hathurusingha 7*, 4 ov)
Mon, 11 Dec - day 4 -Sri Lanka 2nd innings 330/10 (93.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Scorers: CA Bull (Aus) and S Wheeler (SL)
  • 12th Men: MS Kasprowicz (Aus) and KR Pushpakumara (SL)
Day 1
  • Attendance: 8138
Day 2
  • MJ Slater 100 in 126 balls, 4x6.
  • Aus 200 in 45.3 overs at 4.39 runs per over.
  • Record 1st wicket partnership against SL by any team, highest partnership for the 1st wicket by any team at WACA.
  • MJ Slater 150 in 196 balls, 13x4, 4x6.
  • Australian 300 off 471 balls
  • MJ Slater highest Test score (previous best: 176 v England at Brisbane 1994/95)
  • Attendance: 7550
Day 3
  • Attendance: 9078
Day 4
  • Warne claims his 200th wicket with the wicket of Vaas.
  • Tillekaratne's highest test score.
  • Attendance: 4119 (Total: 28885)