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Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 Article

Read the article of Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 1st ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Australia at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth in 02nd January 1988.



Half-centuries from David Boon, Dean Jones, All-round display from Steve Waugh and Debutant Tony Dodemaide's record-breaking debut five-for gives Australia comprehensive 81-run victory over Sri Lanka in the opening match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats :
  • Tony Dodemaide became the first Australian bowler to claimed a five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in One-day international cricket history.
  • Tony Dodemaide's 5 for 21 was the joint eighth best bowling figures for Australia in One-day international, jointly with Alan Hurst and the best-bowling-figures by Australian bowler against Sri Lanka in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 4 for 47 held by Rodney Hogg at Sydney in 1985.
  • Tony Dodemaide's 5 for 21 was the best bowling figures by an Australian bowler on debut ODI match, surpassing the previous record of 4 for 39 held by Carl Rackemann against New Zealand at Melbourne in 1983.
  • Tony Dodemaide's 5 for 21 was the best bowling figures by any bowler on debut match in ODI cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 5 for 26 held by Uvaisul Karnain against New Zealand at Moratuwa in 1984.
  • Tony Dodemaide became the first Australian bowler claimed a five-wicket haul on debut ODI match and overall the second player in ODIs after Uvaisul Karnain.

Australia scored 249-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by David Boon cracked a 56 off 81-balls including 6-fours.

Dean Jones scored 55 off 63-balls including 3-fours, Steve Waugh hit a unbeaten 35 off 32-balls, Allan Border struck 31 off 24-balls contained three-fours and Mike Veletta cracked a 27 off 33-balls with 3-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Aravinda de Silva picked up 3-wickets and one for Champaka Ramanayake - Ravi Ratnayeke.

Sri Lanka scored 168 for all-out in 44.2 overs with top scorer by Guy de Alwis cracked a 44 off 42-balls including 4-fours & a six.

Graeme Labrooy struck 33 off 39-balls including four-fours & a six, Roshan Mahanama and Ravi Ratnayeke each scored 19-runs.

Australia best bowler by Debutant Tony Dodemaide 5 for 21 in 7.2-overs - who claimed a five-wicket haul on his debut ODI match - Steve Waugh picked up 3-wickets and one for Mike Whitney - Tim May.

Steve Waugh named Player of the match for his all-round performance to picked up 3-wickets after scoring a unbeaten 35 off 32-balls including 2-fours.

                   

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