2nd Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - 30 1995, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(7.4 ov, target 41)500/6d & 41/0
(f/o) 233 & 307
Australia won by 10 wickets
Player Of The Match
5/40 & 2/92
Australia 1st INNINGS
Michael Slater c Wickramasinghe b Vaas621321968046.96
Mark Taylor (c) b Wickramasinghe728301025.00
David Boon c Muralitharan b Wickramasinghe11031240811035.25
Mark Waugh  b Muralitharan611001396061.00
Steve Waugh not out 13125232911051.98
Ricky Ponting c Gurusinha b Silva71941259175.53
Ian Healy c Muralitharan b de Silva4170863058.57
Paul Reiffel not out 413130030.76
Extras(lb 8, nb 3, w 2)13
TOTAL(165 Ov, RR: 3.03, 666 Mts)500/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Mark Taylor), 2-116 (Michael Slater), 3-219 (Mark Waugh), 4-280 (David Boon), 5-395 (Ricky Ponting), 6-488 (Ian Healy)
Pramodya Wickramasinghe30.297722.53---21
Chaminda Vaas40.4119312.28---01
Chandika Hathurusingha902302.55---00
Asanka Gurusinha20804.00---00
Muthiah Muralidaran38712413.26---01
Jayantha Silva35512013.42---00
Aravinda de Silva1004714.70---00
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS
Roshan Mahanama c Taylor b McGrath315140020.00
Chandika Hathurusingha lbw b McGrath23791331029.11
Asanka Gurusinha c †Healy b Ponting27851091031.76
Aravinda de Silva c Reiffel b McGrath18841132021.42
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)c Warne b McDermott511051419048.57
Hashan Tillakaratne c Taylor b Warne1458740024.13
Romesh Kaluwitharana c Boon b McDermott5059957084.74
Chaminda Vaas c †Healy b Reiffel087000.00
Pramodya Wickramasinghe c †Healy b McGrath1023412043.47
Muthiah Muralidaran c Slater b McGrath11112110100.00
Jayantha Silva not out 612131050.00
Extras(b 6, lb 7, nb 7)20
TOTAL(88.4 Ov, RR: 2.62, 385 Mts)233
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Roshan Mahanama), 2-64 (Asanka Gurusinha), 3-68 (Chandika Hathurusingha), 4-128 (Aravinda de Silva), 5-140 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 6-182 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 7-183 (Chaminda Vaas), 8-213 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe), 9-221 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 10-233 (Muthiah Muralidaran)
Craig McDermott2386322.73---05
Glenn McGrath23.494051.69---00
Paul Reiffel2056013.00---03
Ricky Ponting42812.00---00
Shane Warne1854912.72---00
Roshan Mahanama c Warne b Reiffel313200023.07
Chandika Hathurusingha lbw b Warne39951314041.05
Asanka Gurusinha lbw b Reiffel14327435315152.18
Aravinda de Silva c †Healy b McDermott28751012037.33
Romesh Kaluwitharana st †Healy b Warne27150028.57
Hashan Tillakaratne c Ponting b ME Waugh381061532035.84
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)not out 11681130016.17
Chaminda Vaas c Boon b McGrath628271021.42
Pramodya Wickramasinghe st †Healy b Warne1737462045.94
Muthiah Muralidaran c Taylor b Warne011000.00
Jayantha Silva  b McGrath067000.00
Extras(b 7, lb 5, nb 8)20
TOTAL(116.5 Ov, RR: 2.62, 488 Mts)307
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Roshan Mahanama), 2-97 (Chandika Hathurusingha), 3-168 (Aravinda de Silva), 4-172 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 5-255 (Asanka Gurusinha), 6-273 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 7-285 (Chaminda Vaas), 8-306 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe), 9-306 (Muthiah Muralidaran), 10-307 (Jayantha Silva)
Glenn McGrath33.569222.71---00
Craig McDermott1715413.17---04
Paul Reiffel2075922.95---04
Shane Warne37107141.91---00
Mark Waugh911912.11---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 41 runs)
Mark Taylor (c)not out 25233120108.69
Michael Slater not out 1326312050.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 2)3
TOTAL(7.4 Ov, RR: 5.34, 31 Mts)41
Chaminda Vaas302508.33---02
Asanka Gurusinha31602.00---00
Aravinda de Silva10404.00---00
Hashan Tillakaratne0.40507.50---00
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1319
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Jayantha Silva
Jayantha Silva
Australia Image
Darrell Hair
New Zealand Image
Steve Dunne
TV Umpire
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Bill Sheahan
Match Referee
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Graham Dowling
Tue, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 234/3 (David Boon 93*, Steve Waugh 2*, 90 ov)
Wed, 27 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 25/1 (Chandika Hathurusingha 16*, Asanka Gurusinha 10*, 13 ov)
Thu, 28 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 33/1 (Chandika Hathurusingha 17*, Asanka Gurusinha 10*, 13 ov)
Fri, 29 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 284/6 (Arjuna Ranatunga 6*, Chaminda Vaas 5*, 103 ov)
Sat, 30 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 41/0 (7.4 ov) - end of match
  • Day 1: Crowd: 55239
  • Muralitharan called for throwing by D Hair, 7 times.
  • Day 2: Crowd: 18292
  • Mark Taylor completes 100 test catches
  • Vaas completed an over after Wickremasinghe left the field injured.
  • Day 3: Crowd: 20847
  • Sri Lanka 200 off 80 overs
  • Kasprowicz fielding for SR Waugh (injured back)
  • Day 4: Crowd: 11010
  • Gurusinha 50 off 86 balls, 5x4
  • Gurusinha 100 off 207 balls in 271 mins, 10x4, 1x6
  • Day 5: Crowd: ~15000 (admitted free of charge) Ric Finlay, Travis.