England tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Mar 15-17, 2001
England won by 4 wickets
15,16,17 March 2001 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MS Atapattu b Caddick 0 8 9 0 0 0.00
ST Jayasuriya* c White b Croft 45 164 110 7 0 40.90
KC Sangakkara c Vaughan b Gough 45 114 93 8 0 48.38
PA de Silva c Vaughan b Giles 38 174 136 2 0 27.94
DPMD Jayawardene c †Stewart b Croft 71 188 152 8 1 46.71
RP Arnold lbw b Giles 0 16 13 0 0 0.00
TM Dilshan lbw b Croft 5 26 24 1 0 20.83
WPUJC Vaas not out 19 38 49 3 0 38.77
CRD Fernando c Trescothick b Croft 2 13 12 0 0 16.66
D Hettiarachchi b Gough 0 23 12 0 0 0.00
M Muralitharan b Caddick 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 1, nb 6) 15
  Total (all out; 101.1 overs; 380 mins) 241 (2.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 14 5 33 2 2.35 (1w)
  AR Caddick 11.1 1 40 2 3.58 (4nb)
  C White 10 1 45 0 4.50 (2nb)
  AF Giles 34 13 59 2 1.73
  RDB Croft 32 9 56 4 1.75
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Atherton lbw b Vaas 21 76 60 3 0 35.00
ME Trescothick c Arnold b Hettiarachchi 23 101 59 4 0 38.98
N Hussain* c Jayasuriya b Hettiarachchi 8 37 29 1 0 27.58
GP Thorpe not out 113 330 267 11 0 42.32
AJ Stewart b Muralitharan 3 37 28 0 0 10.71
MP Vaughan c †Sangakkara b Vaas 26 162 134 2 0 19.40
C White c †Sangakkara b Vaas 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
AF Giles c Jayawardene b Vaas 0 19 10 0 0 0.00
RDB Croft run out (Atapattu) 16 49 41 2 0 39.02
AR Caddick c Jayasuriya b Vaas 0 19 15 0 0 0.00
D Gough c Jayawardene b Vaas 14 22 21 3 0 66.66
Extras (b 10, lb 9, nb 6) 25
  Total (all out; 109.5 overs; 432 mins) 249 (2.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 27.5 6 73 6 2.62 (2nb)
  CRD Fernando 5 0 26 0 5.20
  PA de Silva 3 1 2 0 0.66 (1nb)
  M Muralitharan 41 9 73 1 1.78 (3nb)
  D Hettiarachchi 24 6 36 2 1.50
  ST Jayasuriya 9 1 20 0 2.22
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MS Atapattu c Croft b Gough 0 20 17 0 0 0.00
ST Jayasuriya* lbw b Gough 23 33 16 4 0 143.75
KC Sangakkara c †Stewart b Caddick 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
PA de Silva c Thorpe b Caddick 23 50 32 4 0 71.87
DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Giles 11 60 33 1 0 33.33
RP Arnold c Hussain b Croft 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
TM Dilshan b Giles 10 27 16 0 0 62.50
WPUJC Vaas c Atherton b Giles 6 10 9 0 0 66.66
CRD Fernando c Giles b Gough 5 21 22 1 0 22.72
D Hettiarachchi not out 0 16 13 0 0 0.00
M Muralitharan lbw b Giles 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (nb 2) 2
  Total (all out; 28.1 overs; 131 mins) 81 (2.87 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 6 1 23 3 3.83 (2nb)
  AR Caddick 8 2 29 2 3.62
  AF Giles 9.1 4 11 4 1.20
  RDB Croft 5 0 18 1 3.60
  England 2nd innings (target: 74 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Atherton c & b Fernando 13 26 25 2 0 52.00
ME Trescothick c †Sangakkara b Jayasuriya 10 34 23 1 0 43.47
MP Vaughan b Muralitharan 8 29 21 1 0 38.09
GP Thorpe not out 32 65 49 2 0 65.30
AJ Stewart c Dilshan b Jayasuriya 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
C White c Jayawardene b Jayasuriya 8 20 11 1 0 72.72
N Hussain* c Arnold b Jayasuriya 0 10 8 0 0 0.00
AF Giles not out 1 7 6 0 0 16.66
Extras (lb 1, nb 1) 2
  Total (6 wickets; 24.3 overs; 100 mins) 74 (3.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 3 0 11 0 3.66
  D Hettiarachchi 3 1 5 0 1.66
  M Muralitharan 8 1 26 1 3.25
  CRD Fernando 2 0 7 1 3.50 (1nb)
  ST Jayasuriya 8.3 0 24 4 2.82

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 3-match series 2-1
Test debut - D Hettiarachchi (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - GP Thorpe (England)
Player of the series - D Gough (England)
Umpires - EAR de Silva and DL Orchard (South Africa)
TV umpire - BC Cooray
Match referee - Hanumant Singh (India)
Close of play
  • Thu, 15 Mar - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 221/7 (WPUJC Vaas 2*, CRD Fernando 0*, 91 ov)
  • Fri, 16 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 175/4 (GP Thorpe 71*, MP Vaughan 26*, 78 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Mar - day 3 - England 2nd innings 74/6 (24.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 12th Man: HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), G Hick (England)
    • Stand by Umpire: TM Samarasinghe
    • After a bad second test match in Kandy the Sri Lanka side had made two changes to the side, Dinuk Hettiarachchi makes his test debut by replacing Kumar Dharmasena and right arm quicky Dilhara Fernando replaces Nuwan Zoysa, Meanwhile England makes one change, Graham Hick is replaced by Michael Vaughan.
    • Sri Lanka 50 runs in 14.3 overs 71 mins (Jayasuriya 25*, Sangakkara 21*)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka 88/1, 28 overs 120 mins (Jayasuriya 35*, Sangakkara 45*)
    • Sri Lanka 100 runs in 35.1 overs 149 mins (Jayasuriya 40* de Silva 5*)
    • Sri Lanka 150 runs in 56.1 overs 221 mins (de Silva 25*, Jayawardene 24*)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka 158/3, 60 overs 240 mins (de Silva 28*, Jayawardene 28*)
    • Jayawardene 50 runs off 97 balls, 107 mins (7x4)
    • Sri Lanka 200 runs in 74.5 overs 323 mins (de Silva 36*, Jayawardene 62*)
    • England took the 2nd new ball after 99 overs, Sri Lanka 240/8 (Vaas 19*, Hettiarchchi 0*)
    • Sri Lanka all out 241, 101.1 overs, 360 mins
    • Lunch: England 44/0, 17 overs, 65 mins (Atherton 20*, Trescothick 23*)
    • England 50 runs in 21.3 overs 91 mins (Trescothick 23*, Hussain 3*)
    • Hettiarachchi take his first Test wicket in 25th ball (4.1 overs)
    • England 100 runs in 39.4 overs 170 mins (Thorpe 39*, Vaughan 1*)
    • Tea: England 117/4, 47 overs 191 mins (Thorpe 42*, Vaughan 5*)
    • Thorpe 50 runs off 116 balls 128 mins (6x4)
    • England 150 runs in 65.2 overs 200 mins (Thorpe 62*, Vaughan 19*)
    • Play start 1/2 hour delayed due to unnatural wicket condition
    • England 200 runs in 92.5 overs 368 mins (Thorpe 85*, Croft 11*)
    • Thorpe 100 runs off 250 balls 301 mins (10x4)
    • Lunch: England 248/9, 109 overs 431 mins (Thorpe 112*, Gough 14*)
    • England all out 249 runs, 109.5 overs, 432 mins
    • Sri Lanka 50 runs in 15.3 overs 75 mins (de Silva 19*, Jayawardene 9*)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka 71/7, 22 overs 107 mins (Dilshan 5*, Fernando 1*)
    • England 50 runs in 17.3 overs (Thorpe 16*, White 2*)
 
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