Sri Lanka tour of England, Only Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 23-28, 1984
Played at Lord's, London
23,24,25,27,28 August 1984 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
S Wettimuny c †Downton b Allott 190 642 471 21 0 40.33
SAR Silva lbw b Botham 8 17 11 1 0 72.72
RS Madugalle b Ellison 5 35 24 1 0 20.83
RL Dias c Lamb b Pocock 32 152 104 3 0 30.76
A Ranatunga b Agnew 84 248 183 8 0 45.90
LRD Mendis* c Fowler b Pocock 111 197 143 11 3 77.62
PA de Silva c †Downton b Agnew 16 29 27 3 0 59.25
ALF de Mel not out 20 35 25 3 1 80.00
JR Ratnayeke not out 5 25 18 0 0 27.77
Extras (b 2, lb 8, w 2, nb 8) 20
  Total (7 wickets dec; 166 overs) 491 (2.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JP Agnew 32 3 123 2 3.84
  IT Botham 29 6 114 1 3.93
  RM Ellison 28 6 70 1 2.50
  PI Pocock 41 17 75 2 1.82
  PJW Allott 36 7 89 1 2.47
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Fowler c Madugalle b John 25 50 41 4 0 60.97
BC Broad c †Silva b de Mel 86 341 242 8 0 35.53
CJ Tavare c Ranatunga b DS de Silva 14 138 95 1 0 14.73
DI Gower* c †Silva b de Mel 55 196 151 5 0 36.42
AJ Lamb c Dias b John 107 266 195 10 1 54.87
IT Botham c sub (DM Vonhagt) b John 6 7 6 1 0 100.00
RM Ellison c Ratnayeke b DS de Silva 41 112 79 7 0 51.89
PR Downton c Dias b de Mel 10 65 53 1 0 18.86
PJW Allott b de Mel 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
PI Pocock c †Silva b John 2 37 21 0 0 9.52
JP Agnew not out 1 6 8 0 0 12.50
Extras (b 5, lb 7, w 5, nb 6) 23
  Total (all out; 147.1 overs) 370 (2.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  ALF de Mel 37 10 110 4 2.97
  VB John 39.1 12 98 4 2.50
  JR Ratnayeke 22 5 50 0 2.27
  DS de Silva 45 16 85 2 1.88
  A Ranatunga 1 1 0 0 0.00
  RS Madugalle 3 0 4 0 1.33
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
S Wettimuny c Gower b Botham 13 22 21 2 0 61.90
SAR Silva not out 102 320 255 12 0 40.00
RS Madugalle b Botham 3 8 9 0 0 33.33
RL Dias lbw b Botham 38 112 79 5 0 48.10
A Ranatunga lbw b Botham 0 7 6 0 0 0.00
PA de Silva c †Downton b Pocock 3 4 6 0 0 50.00
LRD Mendis* c Fowler b Botham 94 123 97 9 3 96.90
ALF de Mel c Ellison b Botham 14 12 8 3 0 175.00
JR Ratnayeke not out 7 18 15 1 0 46.66
Extras (b 5, lb 4, nb 11) 20
  Total (7 wickets dec; 80 overs) 294 (3.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JP Agnew 11 3 54 0 4.90
  IT Botham 27 6 90 6 3.33
  RM Ellison 7 0 36 0 5.14
  PI Pocock 29 10 78 1 2.68
  PJW Allott 1 0 2 0 2.00
  AJ Lamb 1 0 6 0 6.00
  CJ Tavare 3 3 0 0 0.00
  G Fowler 1 0 8 0 8.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - One-off match drawn
Test debut - PA de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - S Wettimuny (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - HD Bird and DGL Evans
Close of play
  • Thu, 23 Aug - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 226/3 (S Wettimuny 116*, A Ranatunga 54*)
  • Fri, 24 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 434/4 (S Wettimuny 187*, LRD Mendis 100*)
  • Sat, 25 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 139/2 (BC Broad 69*, DI Gower 16*)
  • Sun, 26 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 27 Aug - day 4 - England 1st innings 370
  • Tue, 28 Aug - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 294/7d (80 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • SL 1st innings
    • Wettimuny: 190 runs, 471 balls, 636 min., 21 fours
    • Mendis: The first SL captain to score 100+ while in office Fastest of the 8 SL centuries scored until then (144 min.)
 
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