Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Mar 7-10, 1997
New Zealand won by an innings and 36 runs
7,8,9,10 March 1997 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
BA Young not out 267 605 422 37 0 63.27
BA Pocock c Mahanama b Vaas 18 85 64 0 0 28.12
MJ Horne c Mahanama b Ranatunga 66 143 108 8 1 61.11
SP Fleming* c Zoysa b Wickramasinghe 51 69 59 8 0 86.44
NJ Astle b Vaas 27 54 48 5 0 56.25
DL Vettori c Mahanama b Vaas 1 14 13 0 0 7.69
CL Cairns c Mahanama b Zoysa 70 141 123 9 1 56.91
AC Parore c Wickramasinghe b Vaas 19 45 28 3 0 67.85
DN Patel not out 30 47 42 1 1 71.42
Extras (lb 14, w 2, nb 21) 37
  Total (7 wickets dec; 146 overs) 586 (4.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 35 6 144 4 4.11 (5nb, 1w)
  DNT Zoysa 40 6 112 1 2.80 (8nb)
  GP Wickramasinghe 25 4 117 1 4.68 (5nb)
  M Muralitharan 33 6 136 0 4.12
  A Ranatunga 5 0 29 1 5.80
  ST Jayasuriya 8 0 34 0 4.25 (2nb)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya b Doull 0 12 7 0 0 0.00
RS Mahanama lbw b Doull 26 102 75 2 0 34.66
MS Atapattu lbw b Doull 25 82 66 3 0 37.87
PA de Silva c Patel b Davis 3 4 4 0 0 75.00
A Ranatunga* c Young b Doull 14 48 40 1 0 35.00
HP Tillakaratne not out 55 246 160 8 0 34.37
RS Kaluwitharana c Fleming b Patel 43 81 50 5 0 86.00
WPUJC Vaas c Horne b Patel 2 18 17 0 0 11.76
GP Wickramasinghe c †Parore b Davis 43 77 76 6 0 56.57
DNT Zoysa c Young b Davis 0 11 7 0 0 0.00
M Muralitharan c Cairns b Doull 0 13 10 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 10, w 1) 11
  Total (all out; 85.2 overs) 222 (2.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SB Doull 21.2 5 58 5 2.71 (1w)
  HT Davis 19 6 34 3 1.78
  MJ Horne 6 5 4 0 0.66
  NJ Astle 3 0 11 0 3.66
  DN Patel 22 4 67 2 3.04
  DL Vettori 14 5 38 0 2.71
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c †Parore b Doull 50 111 68 6 0 73.52
RS Mahanama b Doull 21 65 46 3 0 45.65
MS Atapattu b Patel 22 88 57 2 0 38.59
PA de Silva lbw b Astle 0 20 14 0 0 0.00
A Ranatunga* c Horne b Vettori 13 58 45 1 0 28.88
HP Tillakaratne run out (sub [CZ Harris]) 8 61 55 0 0 14.54
RS Kaluwitharana c & b Vettori 103 134 103 13 2 100.00
WPUJC Vaas c & b Davis 57 130 97 7 1 58.76
GP Wickramasinghe c Doull b Astle 0 5 8 0 0 0.00
DNT Zoysa not out 16 33 16 3 0 100.00
M Muralitharan c & b Doull 26 18 14 4 1 185.71
Extras (lb 9, nb 3) 12
  Total (all out; 86.3 overs) 328 (3.79 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SB Doull 20.3 5 82 3 4.00
  HT Davis 22 2 79 1 3.59 (2nb)
  MJ Horne 4 2 18 0 4.50
  NJ Astle 15 3 51 2 3.40 (1nb)
  DN Patel 10 3 36 1 3.60
  DL Vettori 15 3 53 2 3.53

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Series - New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debut - DNT Zoysa (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - BA Young (New Zealand)
Umpires - CE King and ID Robinson (Zimbabwe)
TV umpire - RS Dunne
Match referee - PJP Burge (Australia)
Close of play
  • Fri, 7 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 343/4 (BA Young 154*, DL Vettori 1*)
  • Sat, 8 Mar - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 78/4 (A Ranatunga 13*, HP Tillakaratne 7*)
  • Sun, 9 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 37/0 (ST Jayasuriya 20*, RS Mahanama 15*)
  • Mon, 10 Mar - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 328 (86.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Lunch: NZ 92/1 (Young 41*, Horne 17*)
    • Tea: NZ 203/2 (Young 94*, Fleming 3*)
    • BA Young 50 off 105 balls, 6x4. 11th Test 50.
    • MJ Horne 50 off 80 balls, 9x4, 1x6. Maiden Test 50 in his 2nd Test.
    • BA Young and MJ Horne set a new record 2nd wicket partnership for New Zealand v Sri Lanka of 141 (previous best: 76 by JG Wright and AH Jones at Auckland in 1990/91).
    • BA Young 100 off 203 balls, 273 mins, 16x4. 2nd Test 100.
    • SP Fleming 50 off 54 balls, 8x4, 12th Test 50.
    • Play ended 3.2 overs early due to rain but came back 23 mins after the scheduled close of play to complete them.
    • BA Young 150 off 253 balls, 23x4. Test 150. First time a New Zealand batsman has scored 150 since AH Jones v Sri Lanka at Wellington in 1990/91.
    • Lunch: NZ 433/5 (Young 187*, Cairns 50*)
    • Tea: NZ 586/7 dec. (Young 267*, Patel 30*)
    • CL Cairns 50 off 96 balls, 119 mins, 6x4, 1x6. 9th Test 50 and 3rd in consecutive innings.
    • BA Young dropped by RS Mahanama at 2nd slip off the bowling of DNT Zoysa with his score on 155 and New Zealand at 349/5.
    • BA Young 200 off 355 balls, 519 mins, 29x4. 7th ever double century by a New Zealander in Tests and 6th New Zealand player to achieve it.
    • RS Mahanama 4 catches in New Zealand's 1st innings equals the Sri Lankan Test record already held by himself and HP Tillakaratne.
    • 9th occasion New Zealand scores over 500 (previous occasion: 671/4 dec. v Sri Lanka at Wellington in 1990-91).
    • BA Young 250 off 406 balls, 595 mins, 36x4. 3rd ever New Zealander to achieve this score.
    • DN Patel dropped by ST Jayasuriya at gully off the bowling of DNT Zoysa with his score on 22 and New Zealand at 565/7.
    • BA Young 267* (off 421 balls, 605 mins, 37x4) is the 2nd highest ever individual score by a New Zealander in Tests (highest: MD Crowe 299 v Sri Lanka at Wellington in 1990-91) and also 2nd highest ever by any player against Sri Lanka (highest: same as above). It is the 28th highest individual innings in Test history and largest score since BC Lara's 375 for West Indies v England at St Johns in 1993-94. It is the highest ever score by a New Zealand opener (previous best: GM Turner 259 v West Indies at Georgetown in 1971-72). It is the highest score by any player made at Carisbrook, Dunedin (previous best: 201 by Mushtaq Mohammad for Pakistan in 1971-72, previous New Zealand best: 143 by GT Dowling v India in 1967-69). Also it is the 2nd best aggregate runs scored in a match by a New Zealander (best: MD Crowe 329 [30 & 299] v Sri Lanka at Wellington in 1990-91).
    • New Zealand's 586/7 dec. is their 2nd highest ever total in Tests (highest: 671/4 dec. v Sri Lanka at Wellington in 1990-91). It is also the 2nd ever highest total against Sri Lanka (highest: same as above). It is the highest ever total by any side at Carisbrook, Dunedin (previous best: Pakistan 507/6 dec. in 1972-93; previous New Zealand best: 350 v India in 1967-68).
    • Lunch: SL 150/7 (Tillakaratne 30*, Wickramasinghe 2*)
    • Tea: SL 222 (Tillakaratne 55*)
    • HP Tillakaratne 50 off 142 balls, 208 mins, 8x4.
    • New 8th wicket partnership record for Sri Lanka v New Zealand set by HP Tillekeratne and GP Wickremasinghe of 73 (previous best: 69 by HP Tillekeratne and SD Anurasiri at SSCG, Colombo in 1992-93).
    • GP Wickramasinghe 43 is his highest score in Tests (previous best: 28 v Australia at Perth, 1995-96).
    • SB Doull's 5-58 is his 5th 5-wicket bag and 3rd this season. It is the 3rd best innings haul by a New Zealander against Sri Lanka.
    • New Zealand captain SP Fleming enforced Sri Lanka to follow-on It is only the 8th time in 251 Tests played by New Zealand that they have had the opportunity to enforce the follow-on (7th occasion that they did so). 364 runs represents the 2nd largest 1st innings lead by New Zealand in Tests (highest: 374 v Australia at Brisbane in 1985-86).
    • Tea taken early at the conclusion of the Sri Lankan 1st innings thus extending the final session by 30 minutes.
    • Rain ended play for the day after 9.4 overs of the 39 minimum to be bowled.
    • Lunch: SL 102/4 (Ranatunga 4*, Tillakaratne 1*)
    • Tea: SL 221/6 (Kaluwitharana 71*, Vaas 28*)
    • RS Kaluwitharana dropped by SB Doull (caught and bowled) with his score on 2 and Sri Lanka at 120/5.
    • RS Kaluwitharana 50 off 46 balls, 68 mins, 8x4, 1x6. 4th Test 50.
    • RS Kaluwitharana 100 off 98 balls, 130 mins, 15x4, 2x6. 2nd Test 100.
    • WPUJC Vaas 50 off 94 balls, 128 mins, 6x4, 1x6.
    • Record 7th wicket partnership for Sri Lanka v New Zealand set by RS Kaluwitharana and WPUCJ Vaas of 138 (previous best: 89 by CI Dunusinghe and WPUCJ Vaas at Napier in 1994-95).
    • M Muralitharan 26 is his highest Test score (previous best: 20* v Pakistan at PSS, Colombo in 1994-95).
    • BA Young was on the field for every ball of the match.
    • New Zealand's 1st win at home since 1993-94 v Pakistan at Christchurch (NZ won by 5 wickets, BA Young also scoring 120).
    • New Zealand's 35th Test win and 5th against Sri Lanka in 14 Tests between the 2 countries (NZ's best record against any country on winning percentage of Tests played). It is the 7th innings victory in Tests by New Zealand and 3rd against Sri Lanka.
 
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