Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Mar 4-6, 1983
New Zealand won by an innings and 25 runs
4,5,6 March 1983 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Turner c †de Alwis b John 32 48 36 6 0 88.88
BA Edgar c MD Wettimuny b Ratnayeke 39 90 66 5 0 59.09
JG Wright b Ratnayake 13 47 31 1 0 41.93
GP Howarth* c Goonasekera b Ratnayeke 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
JJ Crowe run out 12 63 57 1 0 21.05
JV Coney run out 84 206 158 8 0 53.16
RJ Hadlee b John 12 20 10 1 0 120.00
BL Cairns c MD Wettimuny b Ratnayake 3 31 25 0 0 12.00
WK Lees b de Silva 89 198 180 8 1 49.44
MC Snedden c sub b Ratnayeke 22 51 35 4 0 62.85
EJ Chatfield not out 10 45 29 0 0 34.48
Extras (lb 14, w 2, nb 12) 28
  Total (all out; 101.5 overs) 344 (3.37 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RJ Ratnayake 31 8 125 2 4.03
  VB John 12 2 45 2 3.75
  JR Ratnayeke 31 9 93 3 3.00
  DS de Silva 22.5 10 41 1 1.79
  S Jeganathan 5 2 12 0 2.40
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MD Wettimuny c †Lees b Cairns 17 61 60 1 0 28.33
S Wettimuny not out 63 210 139 6 0 45.32
ERNS Fernando b Cairns 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Y Goonasekera c †Lees b Cairns 4 15 10 0 0 40.00
RS Madugalle run out 34 52 52 6 0 65.38
DS de Silva* c †Lees b Hadlee 7 53 46 0 0 15.21
JR Ratnayeke run out 0 7 2 0 0 0.00
RG de Alwis c Turner b Hadlee 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
S Jeganathan lbw b Cairns 6 4 6 1 0 100.00
RJ Ratnayake c Coney b Hadlee 1 9 4 0 0 25.00
VB John lbw b Hadlee 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 7, nb 3) 12
  Total (all out; 53.3 overs) 144 (2.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RJ Hadlee 13.3 1 33 4 2.44
  MC Snedden 10 1 30 0 3.00
  BL Cairns 15 6 49 4 3.26
  EJ Chatfield 15 4 20 0 1.33
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
MD Wettimuny c †Lees b Snedden 5 29 30 0 0 16.66
S Wettimuny lbw b Cairns 7 71 54 0 0 12.96
ERNS Fernando b Cairns 46 153 149 6 0 30.87
Y Goonasekera c Turner b Cairns 8 23 20 0 0 40.00
RS Madugalle c †Lees b Snedden 23 77 60 4 0 38.33
DS de Silva* b Chatfield 52 129 111 4 0 46.84
JR Ratnayeke lbw b Cairns 7 33 21 1 0 33.33
RG de Alwis c Hadlee b Snedden 3 22 16 0 0 18.75
S Jeganathan b Chatfield 8 36 20 1 0 40.00
RJ Ratnayake c Howarth b Chatfield 0 9 7 0 0 0.00
VB John not out 3 7 7 0 0 42.85
Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 5, nb 1) 13
  Total (all out; 81.5 overs) 175 (2.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RJ Hadlee 22 12 27 0 1.22
  MC Snedden 23 6 48 3 2.08
  BL Cairns 20 7 47 4 2.35
  EJ Chatfield 16.5 3 40 3 2.37

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Series - New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts - JJ Crowe (New Zealand); RG de Alwis, ERNS Fernando, Y Goonasekera, S Jeganathan, VB John, RJ Ratnayake and MD Wettimuny (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - WK Lees (New Zealand)
Umpires - FR Goodall and DA Kinsella
Close of play
  • Fri, 4 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 217/7 (JV Coney 69*, WK Lees 20*)
  • Sat, 5 Mar - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 141/8 (S Wettimuny 62*)
  • Sun, 6 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 175 (81.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Sl 1st innings
    • This is the 3rd pair of brothers to have opened in a test, after EM & WG Grace, and Hanif & Sadiq Mohammed.
    • Sidath Wettimuny was the 1st Sri Lankan to carry his bat in a test innings.
 
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