Western Australia v Sri Lankans
Sri Lanka in Australia 1984/85
VenueWestern Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth on 31st December 1984, 1st, 2nd January 1985 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSri Lankans won the toss and decided to field
ResultSri Lankans won by 7 wickets
UmpiresWM Powell, DG Weser
ScorersCA Bull, AJ Nicholls
Close of play day 1Sri Lankans (1) 22/0 (Wettimuny 6*, SAR Silva 16*)
Close of play day 2Sri Lankans (2) 67/2 (Dias 27*, Ratnayeke 8*)

Western Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GR Marshc SAR Silva b de Mel819202- 
SC Clementsc Dias b Ratnayeke60105144101 
MW McPheec de Mel b Ranatunga1956862- 
RB Gartrellc Wettimuny b de Mel213565-- 
P Gonnellac Dias b de Mel2234444- 
DD Smithc Kuruppu b Ratnayeke0718-- 
+TJ Zoehrernot out69921089- 
*WM Clarkrun out2538645- 
GEW Bushnot out12337-- 
BA Reiddid not bat      
EG Spaldingdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 9 nb)20
Total(7 wickets, declared, 300 minutes, 66 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-17 (Marsh), 2-80 (McPhee), 3-109 (Clements), 4-135 (Gartrell), 5-141 (Gonnella), 6-143 (Smith), 7-206 (Clark)
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
de Mel19   3663-4
John19   2600-1
Ratnayeke15   1662-2
Ratnayake1   090-1

Sri Lankans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
S Wettimunyc Zoehrer b Spalding635551- 
SAR Silvac Zoehrer b Clark41881214- 
+DSBP Kuruppuc Zoehrer b Smith2135501- 
RL Diasb Smith32226-- 
*LRD Mendisrun out67546914- 
PA de Silvac Smith b Spalding4038508- 
JR Ratnayekerun out46101- 
ALF de Melc Gonnella b Bush069-- 
RJ Ratnayakenot out181828-- 
VB Johnnot out102424-- 
A Ranatungadid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 3 nb)7
Total(8 wickets, declared, 229 minutes, 54 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Wettimuny), 2-71 (Kuruppu), 3-77 (SAR Silva), 4-87 (Dias), 5-185 (de Silva), 6-185 (Mendis), 7-189 (Ratnayeke), 8-191 (de Mel)
Western Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spalding15   3592--
Clark11   5341--
Reid10   1400-2
Smith6   1292-1
Bush11   1431--
Gonnella1   080--

Western Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GR Marshb John1313142- 
SC Clementsc John b Ratnayeke1933462- 
MW McPheeb John6881- 
RB Gartrellc Kuruppu b John31627-- 
P Gonnellac sub (DM Vonhagt) b John1016202- 
DD Smithc Kuruppu b John21923-- 
+TJ Zoehrerlbw b Ratnayeke0512-- 
*WM Clarkb Ratnayeke12329-- 
GEW Bushc sub (DM Vonhagt) b de Mel2137492- 
BA Reidnot out0827-- 
EG Spaldinglbw b de Mel021-- 
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(all out, 136 minutes, 29.3 overs)79
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Marsh), 2-25 (McPhee), 3-41 (Clements), 4-42 (Gartrell), 5-53 (Gonnella), 6-54 (Smith), 7-54 (Zoehrer), 8-59 (Clark), 9-79 (Bush), 10-79 (Spalding, 29.3 ov)
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
de Mel6.30242--
John11   2285--
Ratnayeke12   4253-2

Sri Lankans second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
S Wettimunyc Zoehrer b Spalding1319322- 
SAR Silvac Zoehrer b Spalding1119202- 
RL Diasc Zoehrer b Reid5465779- 
JR Ratnayekenot out1853743- 
+DSBP Kuruppunot out157-- 
*LRD Mendisdid not bat      
PA de Silvadid not bat      
ALF de Meldid not bat      
RJ Ratnayakedid not bat      
VB Johndid not bat      
A Ranatungadid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)11
Total(3 wickets, 108 minutes, 26.1 overs)108
Fall of wickets:
1-17 (SAR Silva), 2-35 (Wettimuny), 3-98 (Dias)
Western Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Spalding5   0422--
Bush9   3260--

--> The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.
--> Day 1 Lunch: Western Australia (1) 88/2 (Clements 48*, Gartrell 4*)
--> Day 1 Tea: Western Australia (1) 188/6 (Zoehrer 19*, Clark 21*)
--> Day 2 Lunch: Sri Lankans (1) 154/4 (Mendis 48*, de Silva 28*)
--> Day 2 Tea: Western Australia (2) 42/4 (Gonnella 1*)
--> SC Clements (1) 50 in 82 balls, 121 minutes
--> P Gonnella made his debut in first-class matches
--> DD Smith made his debut in first-class matches
--> TJ Zoehrer (1) 50 in 75 balls, 89 minutes
--> GEW Bush made his debut in first-class matches
--> BA Reid made his debut in first-class matches
--> EG Spalding made his debut in first-class matches
--> LRD Mendis (1) 50 in 36 balls, 48 minutes
--> SC Clements made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> DD Smith made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> WM Clark made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RL Dias (2) 50 in 61 balls, 74 minutes
--> RL Dias (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> A Ranatunga made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> PA de Silva made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> DSBP Kuruppu made his debut in Australia in first-class matches

12th men: G.J.Ireland (Western Australia) & D.M.von Hagt (Sri Lankans)
Debuts: Western Australia - G.E.W.Bush, P.Gonnella, B.A.Reid, E.G.Spalding





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