At Adelaide, January 28. Australia won by 232 runs. Australia's total was the highest ever made in a 50-over international match, Border and Jones running riot in an unbeaten stand of 224, the highest for any wicket in limited-overs internationals. Sri Lanka, who had chosen to bowl first, were demoralised and their batsman had no answer to the pace of Lawson and McCurdy.
Man of the Match: A. R. Border. Attendance: 19,637.