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Australia v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka in Australia 1995/96 (2nd Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December 1995 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSri Lanka won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by 10 wickets
UmpiresRS Dunne, DB Hair
TV umpireWP Sheahan
RefereeGT Dowling
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 234/3 (Boon 93*, SR Waugh 2*; 90 overs)
Close of play day 2Sri Lanka (1) 25/1 (Hathurusingha 16*, Gurusinha 10*; 13 overs)
Close of play day 3Sri Lanka (2) 33/1 (Hathurusingha 17*, Gurusinha 10*; 13 overs)
Close of play day 4Sri Lanka (2) 284/6 (Ranatunga 6*, Vaas 5*; 103 overs)
Man of the MatchGD McGrath

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Slaterc Wickramasinghe b Vaas621321968- 
*MA Taylorb Wickramasinghe728301- 
DC Boonc Muralitharan b Wickramasinghe11031240811- 
ME Waughb Muralitharan611001396- 
SR Waughnot out13125232911- 
RT Pontingc Gurusinha b KJ Silva719412591 
+IA Healyc Muralitharan b de Silva4170863- 
PR Reiffelnot out41313-- 
SK Warnedid not bat      
CJ McDermottdid not bat      
GD McGrathdid not bat      
Extras(8 lb, 3 nb, 2 w)13
Total(6 wickets, declared, 666 minutes, 165 overs)500
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Taylor), 2-116 (Slater), 3-219 (ME Waugh), 4-280 (Boon), 5-395 (Ponting), 6-488 (Healy)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wickramasinghe30.2977221
Vaas40.411931-1
Hathurusingha9   0230--
Gurusinha2   080--
Muralitharan38   71241-1
KJ Silva35   51201--
de Silva10   0471--

Sri Lanka first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RS Mahanamac Taylor b McGrath31514-- 
UC Hathurusinghalbw b McGrath23791331- 
AP Gurusinhac Healy b Ponting27851091- 
PA de Silvac Reiffel b McGrath18841132- 
*A Ranatungac Warne b McDermott511051419- 
HP Tillakaratnec Taylor b Warne145874-- 
+RS Kaluwitharanac Boon b McDermott5059957- 
WPUJC Vaasc Healy b Reiffel087-- 
GP Wickramasinghec Healy b McGrath1023412- 
M Muralitharanc Slater b McGrath1111211- 
KJ Silvanot out612131- 
Extras(6 b, 7 lb, 7 nb)20
Total(all out, 385 minutes, 88.4 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Mahanama), 2-64 (Gurusinha), 3-68 (Hathurusingha), 4-128 (de Silva), 5-140 (Ranatunga), 6-182 (Tillakaratne), 7-183 (Vaas), 8-213 (Wickramasinghe), 9-221 (Kaluwitharana), 10-233 (Muralitharan)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McDermott23   8632-5
McGrath23.49405--
Reiffel20   5601-3
Ponting4   281--
Warne18   5491--

Sri Lanka second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
RS Mahanamac Warne b Reiffel31320-- 
UC Hathurusinghalbw b Warne39951314- 
AP Gurusinhalbw b Reiffel143274353151 
PA de Silvac Healy b McDermott28751012- 
+RS Kaluwitharanast Healy b Warne2715-- 
HP Tillakaratnec Ponting b ME Waugh381061532- 
*A Ranatunganot out1168113-- 
WPUJC Vaasc Boon b McGrath628271- 
GP Wickramasinghest Healy b Warne1737462- 
M Muralitharanc Taylor b Warne011-- 
KJ Silvab McGrath067-- 
Extras(7 b, 5 lb, 8 nb)20
Total(all out, 488 minutes, 116.5 overs)307
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Mahanama), 2-97 (Hathurusingha), 3-168 (de Silva), 4-172 (Kaluwitharana), 5-255 (Gurusinha), 6-273 (Tillakaratne), 7-285 (Vaas), 8-306 (Wickramasinghe), 9-306 (Muralitharan), 10-307 (KJ Silva)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath33.56922--
McDermott17   1541-4
Reiffel20   7592-4
Warne37   10714--
ME Waugh9   1191--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Taylornot out2523312- 
MJ Slaternot out1326312- 
DC Boondid not bat      
ME Waughdid not bat      
SR Waughdid not bat      
RT Pontingdid not bat      
+IA Healydid not bat      
PR Reiffeldid not bat      
SK Warnedid not bat      
CJ McDermottdid not bat      
GD McGrathdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(no wicket, 31 minutes, 7.4 overs)41
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas3   0250-2
Gurusinha3   160--
de Silva1   040--
Tillakaratne0.4050--

Notes
--> Day 1 Lunch: Australia (1) 63/1 (Slater 26*, Boon 27*)
--> Day 1 Tea: Australia (1) 153/2 (Boon 60*, ME Waugh 18*)
--> Day 2 Lunch: Australia (1) 321/4 (SR Waugh 43*, Ponting 27*)
--> Day 2 Tea: Australia (1) 439/5 (SR Waugh 104*, Healy 13*)
--> Day 3 Lunch: Sri Lanka (1) 83/3 (de Silva 8*, Ranatunga 9*)
--> Day 3 Tea: Sri Lanka (1) 167/5 (Tillakaratne 9*, Kaluwitharana 19*)
--> Day 4 Lunch: Sri Lanka (2) 137/2 (Gurusinha 73*, de Silva 15*)
--> Day 4 Tea: Sri Lanka (2) 192/4 (Gurusinha 101*, Tillakaratne 6*)
--> Sri Lanka first innings: 200 in 80 overs
--> MJ Slater (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> DC Boon (1) 100 in 286 balls, 363 minutes
--> ME Waugh (1) passed 3500 runs in Test matches when he reached 17
--> KJ Silva made his debut in Test matches
--> AP Gurusinha (2) 50 in 86 balls with 5 fours
--> AP Gurusinha (2) 100 in 207 balls, 271 minutes with 10 fours and 1 six
--> AP Gurusinha (2) passed his previous highest score of 137 in Test matches
--> AP Gurusinha (2) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 133
--> KJ Silva made his debut for Sri Lanka in first-class matches
--> M Muralitharan was no-balled for throwing in the Australia first innings (seven times by DB Hair at the bowler's end, twice in his fourth over, thrice in his fifth, twice in his sixth)

Day 1: Crowd: 55239
Muralitharan called for throwing by D Hair, 7 times.
Day 2: Crowd: 18292
Vaas completed an over after Wickremasinghe left the field injured.
Day 3: Crowd: 20847
Kasprowicz fielding for SR Waugh (injured back)
Day 4: Crowd: 11010
Day 5: Crowd: ~15000 (admitted free of charge)

 

 

 

 

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