Australia v Sri Lanka
Benson and Hedges World Series Cup 1995/96 (1st Final)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 18th January 1996 (50-over match) (day/night)
Balls per over6
TossSri Lanka won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by 18 runs
UmpiresDB Hair, SG Randell
TV umpireWP Sheahan
RefereeGT Dowling

Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
*MA Taylorc Kaluwitharana b Vaas031--0.00
ME Waughb Vaas41020--40.00
RT Pontingrun out (Mahanama)51741294-68.92
SR Waughc Gurusinha b Wickramasinghe1333372-39.39
SG Lawc Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara012--0.00
MG Bevanc Mahanama b Pushpakumara591011185-58.42
+IA Healynot out505578--90.91
PR Reiffelb Vaas1521241-71.43
SK Warnenot out334--100.00
CJ McDermottdid not bat      
GD McGrathdid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)6
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 50 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Taylor), 2-9 (ME Waugh), 3-39 (SR Waugh), 4-39 (Law), 5-100 (Ponting), 6-155 (Bevan), 7-192 (Reiffel)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Vaas10   1423--20.004.20
Pushpakumara10   1342--30.003.40
Wickramasinghe8   0301--48.003.75
Dharmasena10   1310---3.10
de Silva5   024021-4.80
Jayasuriya7   0370---5.29

Sri Lanka inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
ST Jayasuriyac SR Waugh b McGrath1925351-76.00
+RS Kaluwitharanalbw b McGrath139113-144.44
AP Gurusinhac Bevan b McDermott47821214-57.32
PA de Silvac Taylor b Warne3447643-72.34
HP Tillakaratnec Healy b Warne143--25.00
RS Mahanamab ME Waugh1634641-47.06
*A Ranatungab McGrath3157871-54.39
HDPK Dharmasenab McDermott4561-80.00
WPUJC Vaasc Healy b McDermott2128--16.67
GP Wickramasinghec Taylor b Reiffel057--0.00
KR Pushpakumaranot out81326--61.54
Extras(5 lb, 1 nb, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 48.1 overs)183
Fall of wickets:
1-17 (Kaluwitharana), 2-46 (Jayasuriya), 3-107 (de Silva), 4-110 (Tillakaratne), 5-120 (Gurusinha), 6-129 (Dharmasena), 7-131 (Vaas), 8-132 (Wickramasinghe), 9-152 (Mahanama), 10-183 (Ranatunga)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Reiffel10   2441--60.004.40
ME Waugh6   0231--36.003.83
McDermott10   1413-120.004.10
Warne10   12922-30.002.90
Law3   0130---4.33

--> Australia innings: 50 in 18 overs
--> Australia innings: 100 in 30 overs
--> Australia innings: 150 in 41 overs
--> Australia innings: 200 in 50 overs
--> Sri Lanka innings: 50 in 11 overs
--> Sri Lanka innings: 100 in 22 overs
--> Sri Lanka innings: 150 in 42 overs
--> RT Ponting 50 in 73 balls, 126 minutes with 4 fours
--> MG Bevan 50 in 94 balls, 108 minutes with 4 fours
--> IA Healy 50 in 55 balls, 77 minutes with 0 fours
--> CJ McDermott reached 200 wickets in ODI matches when he dismissed HDPK Dharmasena, his 2nd wicket in the Sri Lanka innings
--> CJ McDermott reached 250 wickets in ListA matches when he dismissed AP Gurusinha, his 1st wicket in the Sri Lanka innings
--> RS Mahanama retired hurt in the Sri Lanka innings having scored 4 (team score 124/5) - he returned when the score was 132/8 (pulled leg muscle )

ME Waugh dropped on 0 by Jayasuriya in Pushpakumara's 2nd over
Ball was changed after 41 overs during Australian innings





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