Australia vs Sri Lanka 10th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 Article

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Half-centuries from Kepler Wessels, Allan Border and Dean Jones steers to Australia crushing three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, despite a eighties from Duleep Mendis - Aravinda de Silva and keep alive their campaign in the tenth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Sri Lanka scored 240-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Aravinda de Silva cracked a unbeaten 81 off 87-balls including 7-fours.

Duleep Mendis hit 80 off 79-balls including 8-fours, Sidath Wettimuny 21 and Roy Dias 19.

Australia best bowler by Kepler Wessels takes 2-wickets, Geoff Lawson, Rodney Hogg and Craig McDermott each took one-wickets.

Australia chased 242-7 in 47.1 overs with top scorer by Kepler Wessels cracked a 82 off 97-balls including four boundaries.

Dean Jones scored a unbeaten 62 off 70-balls including 4-fours, Allan Border hit 57 off 67-balls included 7-fours and Wayne Phillips 19.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Vinothen John, Ashantha de Mel both takes 2-wickets, Rumesh Ratnayeke, Uvaisul Karnain and Somachandra De Silva each took one-wickets.

This match reported by The Daily Telegraph Staff (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

AUSTRALIA'S embattled cricketers restored their tattered credibility at Sydney with a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in a 50-overs World Series game.

The Australians hit 242 for seven wickets, passing Sri Lanka's total of 240 for six with 2.5 overs to spare.

A watchful 82 by man-of-the-match Kepler Wessels was the cornerstone of the home side's reply while his captain Allan Border's 57 answered his team's critics in thrilling fashion.

Border's men, labelled one-day no-hopers after losing to Sri Lanka in Melbourne last Saturday, kept up with the required run rate despite losing two early wickets for 29.

Most successful

Border and' Wessels had little difficulty with the Sri Lankan attack. They added 90, with Border hitting nine boundaries off 67 balls, before he was stumped off Somachandra de Silva.

His innings took him past former Australian captain Greg Chappell's tally of 2,331 runs to become his country's most successful one-day batsman.

Sri Lanka slumped to 55 for four before captain Duleep Mendis and Aravinda de Silva rescued them with a 139-run partnership, a Series record.

Australia's win puts them second in the competition with two wins from seven games. Sri Lanka, with one win in six matches, must win this weekend's two games against the West Indies and Australia to qualify for the final against the West Indies.



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