Australia v Sri Lanka
Benson and Hedges World Series Cup 1984/85
VenueSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on 8th January 1985 (50-over match) (day/night)
Balls per over6
TossSri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by 6 wickets
PointsAustralia 2; Sri Lanka 0
UmpiresRA French, PJ McConnell
Man of the MatchAR Border

Sri Lanka inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
S Wettimunyc Phillips b Rackemann2064782-31.25
+SAR Silvac Bennett b Hogg681091647-62.39
DSBP Kuruppuc Wood b Bennett2231352-70.97
RL Diasc Border b O'Donnell6060872-100.00
*LRD Mendisb Hogg1611103-145.45
PA de Silvab Hogg1715171-113.33
ALF de Melb Hogg011--0.00
JR Ratnayekenot out81011--80.00
RJ Ratnayakenot out4251-200.00
DS de Silvadid not bat      
VB Johndid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 13 w)24
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 49 overs)239
Fall of wickets:
1-66 (Wettimuny), 2-104 (Kuruppu), 3-160 (SAR Silva), 4-181 (Dias), 5-214 (Mendis), 6-214 (de Mel), 7-229 (PA de Silva)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Hogg10   0474--15.004.70
O'Donnell9   2391--54.004.33
McDermott10   1490---4.90
Bennett10   1441--60.004.40
Rackemann10   0501--60.005.00

Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
AMJ Hilditchrun out235877--39.66
GM Woodretired hurt52751035-69.33
KC Wesselsc SAR Silva b Ratnayeke163--16.67
*AR Bordernot out79821227-96.34
DC Boonc sub (SHU Karnain) b de Mel4457633-77.19
+WB Phillipsc SAR Silva b de Mel322--150.00
SP O'Donnellnot out2018321-111.11
MJ Bennettdid not bat      
CJ McDermottdid not bat      
RM Hoggdid not bat      
CG Rackemanndid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 6 nb, 4 w)18
Total(4 wickets, 46.2 overs)240
Fall of wickets:
1-68 (Hilditch), 2-70 (Wessels), 3-171 (Boon), 4-176 (Phillips)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
de Mel9.30592--28.506.21
John9   1400---4.44
Ratnayeke9   0691--54.007.67
DS de Silva10   1320---3.20

--> The match was reduced to 49 overs per side
--> SAR Silva passed his previous highest score of 21 in ODI matches
--> SAR Silva passed his previous highest score of 29 in ListA matches
--> GM Wood retired hurt in the Australia innings having scored 52 (team score 96/2)





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