Sri Lankan cricket team in Australia in 1995–96

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The Sri Lanka national cricket team toured Australia in the 1995-96 season and played 3 Test matches against Australia. Australia won the series 3-0.

The second Test had controversy when umpire Darryl Hair called Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing.[1]

Series summary[edit]

Test series[edit]

1st Test[edit]

8–11 December 1995
Scorecard
v
251 (89.4 overs)
Romesh Kaluwitharana 50 (74)
Glenn McGrath 4/81 (24 overs)
617/5d (174 overs)
Michael Slater 219 (321)
Chaminda Vaas 2/103 (31 overs)
330 (93.4 overs)
Hashan Tillakaratne 119 (206)
Glenn McGrath 3/86 (24 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 36 runs
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: Khizer Hayat and Peter Parker
Player of the match: Michael Slater

2nd Test[edit]

26-30 December 1995
Scorecard
v
500/6 d (165 overs)
Steve Waugh 131 (252)
Pramodya Wickramasinghe 2/77 (30.2 overs)
233 (88.4 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 51 (105)
Glenn McGrath 5/40 (23.4 overs)
41/0 (7.4 overs)
Mark Taylor 25 (23)
307 (116.5 overs) (f/o)
Asanka Gurusinha 143 (274)
Shane Warne 4/71 (37 overs)
Australia won by 10 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Steve Dunne and Darrell Hair
Player of the match: Glenn McGrath
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jayantha Silva (SL) made his Test debut.

External sources[edit]

References[edit]

  • Playfair Cricket Annual (annual)
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual)