Australia vs Sri Lanka 8th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs Sri Lanka 8th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 8th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne in 14th January 1988.

Captain Allan Border's classy half-century and All-round display from Peter Taylor's unbeaten 27 with a career-best 4 for 38 gives Australia comprehensive 38-run victory over Sri Lanka and secure a their place in the best-of-three finals in the eighth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Australia scored 243-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Allan Border cracked a 61 off 60-balls including 5-fours.

Mike Veletta struck 46 off 38-balls including three boundaries, Dean Jones scored 31 off 57-balls included a boundary, Steve Smith hit 27 off 40-balls with 2-fours.

Peter Taylor scored a unbeaten 27 off 29-balls including a four and Craig McDermott hit 19 off 14-balls included 3-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Graeme Labrooy claimed a 4-wickets for 39-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Ravi Ratnayeke, Sridharan Jeganathan, Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda de Silva each took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka scored 205 for all-out in 44.5 overs with top scorer by Arjuna Ranatunga cracked a 67 off 86-balls including 6-fours.

Ranjan Madugalle hit 44 off 61-balls including 2-fours & a six, Brendon Kuruppu 22 and Ravi Ratnayeke 16.

Australia best bowler by Peter Taylor claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 38-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Tony Dodemaide, Craig McDermott both took 2-wickets and one for Steve Waugh.

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

PETER TAYLOR, who fought his way back into the Australian team after being dropped following last year's World Cup, steered his side to a 38-run win over Sri Lanka in a World Series Cup match in Melbourne.

The win assured Australia of a place in the best-of-three finals, starting in Melbourne next Friday, with eight points from five matches. Taylor took the player-of-the-match award for his 27 not out and 4-38.

The New South Wales off-spinner chipped in with the crucial wicket of captain Ranjan Madugalle just when the Sri Lankans looked like threatening the Australian total of 243 for eight off 50 overs.

Sri Lanka could manage only 205 from 44.5 overs after their last six wickets fell for 42 runs.
Dennis Lillee, 38, today makes a Sheffield Shield come-back for Tasmania against South Australia after three years out of first class cricket.

Craig McDermott, the Australian fast bowler, is to have a knee operation and will be Ășnable to fulfil a one-year contract with Gloucestershire.



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