Australia vs Sri Lanka 13th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs Sri Lanka 13th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 13th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 28th January 1985.

Allan Border's scintillating 88-ball 118*, Dean Jones' 77-ball 99 and Steve Smith's attractive 55 before Bowlers' superb economical bowling spells gives Australia record-breaking 234-run victory over Sri Lanka and ensured their participation in the best-of-three finals series against the West Indies in a one-sided historic game of the 13th match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • Australia's 234-run win was their largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international, previous biggest win by 162-runs against India at Nottingham in the 1983 World Cup and also the biggest victory in ODI cricket history, previous heaviest win by 202 by England against India at The Lord's in the inaugural opening match of 1975 World Cup.
  • Allan Border became the second Australian batsman to score a century against Sri Lanka in ODIs after Alan Turner.
  • Allan Border became the fourth Australian batsman to scored two centuries in ODIs after Greg Chappell (3) and Steve Smith (2) and Graeme Wood (2).
  • 224* : Dean Jones and Allan Border set up the record third-wicket partnership for Australia in One-day international, previously held by the 140-run stand between Kepler Wessels and Allan Border against Pakistan at Sydney in the last year and the Australia's highest any-wicket stand in ODIs, previously held by the 182-run stand between Rick McCosker and Alan Turner against same opponent at The Oval in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.
  • 224* : Dean Jones and Allan Border set up the record third-wicket partnership in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record held by the unbeaten 195-run stand between Gordon Greenidge and Larry Gomes against Zimbabwe at Worcester in the 1983 World Cup.
  • Dean Jones became the first Australian batsman to remain not out on 99 in One-day international cricket history and overall the second player in ODIs after Bruce Edgar.
  • Australia's 323 was their second highest score in One-day international and also It is their second highest total against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
  • Sri Lanka's 232-run defeat was the worst by margin of runs in One-day international cricket history, previous biggest defeat was India's 202-run lost against England at The Oval in 1975 World Cup's opening match.
  • Sri Lanka's 91 was their second lowest score in One-day international and It is their worst-total against Australia in ODIs, previous lowest complete Innings was 239 at Sydney in this tournament.

Australia scored mammoth total of 323-2 in 50 overs with top scorer by Allan Border blasted a unbeaten 118 off 88-balls - which was his 2nd ODI hundred & his first century against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

Dean Jones hammered a unbeaten 99 off 77-balls including 4-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 128.57, Steve Smith struck 55 off 88-balls included 6-fours and Graeme Wood scored 30 off 55-balls without a boundary.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Uvaisul Karnain took 2-wickets.

Sri Lanka scored 91 for all-out in 35.5 overs with top scorer by Uvaisul Karnain 21, Somachandra De Silva 15 not out, Ranjan Madugale, Vinothen John each scored 8-runs.

Australia best bowler by Rod McCurdy picked up 3-wickets for 19-runs in 5-overs including a maiden, Geoff Lawson took 2-wickets for 5-runs in 7-overs included five maidens with economy rate of 0.71.

Kepler Wessels and Simon O'Donnell both took 2-wickets and one for Rodney Hogg.

Allan Border named Player of the match for his captain innings of smashed a scintillating career-best unbeaten 118-runs knocked off facing 88-balls including 10-fours and 3-sixes with strike rate of 134.09.

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

AUSTRALIA hit 325 for two-the highest score in
a 50-overs-a-side international then routed Sri Lanka for 91 in a ridiculously one-sided World Series cup match at Adelaide Oval.

The 232-run win with 14.1 over to spare ensured Australia's participation in the best-of-three finals series against the West Indies in Sydney on Feb. 6. Melbourne on Feb. 10 and. if necessary, Sydney on Feb. 12.

Sri Lanka's run rate now is so inferior to Australia's that they could not get into the finals even if they defeated the West Indies and Australia in Perth on Saturday and Sunday.

The Australians' victory was so absolute that the crowd of 19,637 finally pitied the Sri Lankans' failure to make any sort of a fight of it.

Earlier, it looked as if they would when Australian opening batsmen Graeme Wood and Steve Smith spent 10 overs collecting 50 runs. But the remaining 10 overs produced an extraordinary orgy of 293 runs.

Slaughter starts

Medium-pacer Uvaisul Karnain removed Wood and Smith in the space of three balls in his first and second overs: Wood caught at cover for 30 and Smith taken at the wicket on the leg side after an attractive 55.

Allan Border joined Dean Jones. on three, at 99 for two off 23.2 overs, and the slaughter started steadily, quickly, then furiously until the until the tempo was quite overwhelming.

The pair thrashed the friendly bowling unmercifully and Sri Lanka appeared to need more than 20 fieldsmen to plug the holes that were pierced to forcefully and relentlessly as the 50 partnership was raised in 34 minutes. 100 in 60, 150 in 78, 200 in 91 and, finally, 221 in 105.

Left-hander Border's unbeaten 118 was adorned with three sixes and 10 fours off only 88 balls, He conceded later: "Yes, that's probably as well as I've played."

Karnain lapse

Jones, 23, a tall, busy Victorian with a penchant for front-foot drives, was missed by Karnain at deep square leg off Vinodahn John when 91 at 307 for two.

He reached 99 with four balls remaining and Border gave him the strike again for the
last three. But he failed to score off the first two - from Rumesh Ratnayake then ran a single off the third. which he did not hit and which subsequently was called a wide, much to Jones horror.

This left the frustrated Border to face the last ball, with Jones stranded on 99, to accompany his 199 run out for Victoria against Western Australia in Melbourne two seasons ago.

Jones belted four fours and three sixes in his 77-ball. 111-minute assault, which confirmed his quality and potential and significantly strengthened his chances of an England tour berth this year.

South Australian fast bowler Rod McCurdy also reinforced his claims for England by grabbing three for 17 off his first 20 balls, which was chiefly responsible for Sri Lanka sinking to 25 for five off the first 7.2 overs.

An record unbeaten 224-run Partnership between Dean Jones and Allan Border
Allan Border's 118 Highlights



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