Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v Sri Lanka at St John's, Jun 13-15, 1997
West Indies won by 6 wickets
13,14,15 June 1997 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya b Hooper 85 223 115 9 2 73.91
RS Mahanama c †Browne b Ambrose 1 13 4 0 0 25.00
RP Arnold c Williams b Ambrose 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
PA de Silva c Walsh b Ambrose 0 11 8 0 0 0.00
A Ranatunga* run out (Ambrose/†Browne) 42 153 116 6 0 36.20
HP Tillakaratne retired hurt 1 15 5 0 0 20.00
RS Kaluwitharana hit wicket b Bishop 23 89 78 5 0 29.48
HDPK Dharmasena c †Browne b Ambrose 29 90 63 3 0 46.03
KR Pushpakumara c Reifer b Bishop 1 13 8 0 0 12.50
KSC de Silva c Reifer b Ambrose 6 29 17 1 0 35.29
M Muralitharan not out 6 9 9 1 0 66.66
Extras (b 4, lb 11, nb 14) 29
  Total (all out; 68.1 overs) 223 (3.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CEL Ambrose 13.1 3 37 5 2.81 (5nb)
  IR Bishop 15 3 44 2 2.93 (2nb)
  CA Walsh 11 0 46 0 4.18 (4nb)
  FA Rose 10 2 32 0 3.20 (3nb)
  CL Hooper 19 2 49 1 2.57
  West Indies 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SL Campbell c Muralitharan b KSC de Silva 50 159 117 3 0 42.73
SC Williams c Arnold b Pushpakumara 21 36 19 3 0 110.52
FL Reifer c †Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara 29 79 61 4 0 47.54
BC Lara c †Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
CL Hooper lbw b Muralitharan 27 85 54 5 0 50.00
RIC Holder c & b Dharmasena 28 59 52 5 0 53.84
CO Browne c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 0 16 12 0 0 0.00
IR Bishop b Muralitharan 5 36 26 0 0 19.23
CEL Ambrose not out 11 32 26 1 1 42.30
FA Rose b Muralitharan 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
CA Walsh* b Muralitharan 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 6, nb 8) 18
  Total (all out; 60.4 overs) 189 (3.11 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  KSC de Silva 13 1 56 1 4.30 (1nb)
  KR Pushpakumara 15 2 62 3 4.13 (5nb)
  HDPK Dharmasena 8 4 19 1 2.37
  M Muralitharan 23.4 13 34 5 1.43 (2nb)
  ST Jayasuriya 1 0 8 0 8.00
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c Hooper b Ambrose 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
RS Mahanama c †Browne b Ambrose 14 61 33 2 0 42.42
RP Arnold c †Browne b Ambrose 12 29 29 2 0 41.37
PA de Silva c †Browne b Bishop 47 77 52 7 1 90.38
A Ranatunga* c Rose b Bishop 13 44 17 2 0 76.47
RS Kaluwitharana c †Browne b Walsh 16 35 22 3 0 72.72
HDPK Dharmasena c Walsh b Rose 31 68 47 4 0 65.95
KR Pushpakumara c Williams b Rose 8 26 14 0 1 57.14
KSC de Silva not out 2 13 4 0 0 50.00
M Muralitharan c Williams b Rose 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
HP Tillakaratne absent hurt -
Extras (lb 2, nb 7) 9
  Total (all out; 35 overs) 152 (4.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CEL Ambrose 9 0 41 3 4.55 (2nb)
  CA Walsh 10 0 37 1 3.70 (3nb)
  FA Rose 9 1 43 3 4.77 (1nb)
  IR Bishop 7 0 29 2 4.14
  West Indies 2nd innings (target: 187 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
SL Campbell c Mahanama b Muralitharan 79 190 145 7 0 54.48
SC Williams c sub b Muralitharan 83 155 118 12 2 70.33
FL Reifer b Dharmasena 1 43 37 0 0 2.70
BC Lara c sub b Muralitharan 4 2 2 1 0 200.00
CL Hooper not out 6 8 4 0 1 150.00
RIC Holder not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 1, nb 9) 16
  Total (4 wickets; 49.2 overs) 189 (3.83 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  KSC de Silva 9 2 35 0 3.88 (1nb, 1w)
  KR Pushpakumara 8 0 38 0 4.75 (1nb)
  M Muralitharan 21.2 5 72 3 3.37 (6nb)
  ST Jayasuriya 4 0 17 0 4.25
  HDPK Dharmasena 7 2 21 1 3.00 (1nb)

Match details


Toss - West Indies, who chose to field
Series - West Indies led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debut - FL Reifer (West Indies)
Player of the match - CEL Ambrose (West Indies)
Umpires - LH Barker and RS Dunne (New Zealand)
TV umpire - PC Whyte
Match referee - Talat Ali (Pakistan)
Close of play
  • Fri, 13 Jun - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 56/1 (SL Campbell 24*, FL Reifer 10*)
  • Sat, 14 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 151/8 (KSC de Silva 2*)
  • Sun, 15 Jun - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 189/4 (49.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 2
Day 1
    • HP Tillakaratne retired hurt at 139/4 (fractured forearm after being struck by Walsh).
    • With KSC de Silva's wicket Ambrose reached the mark of 300 wickets in Tests
    • Bishop was dropped when 0 by Mahanama off Dharmasena.
    • In the Sri Lankan 2nd innings the ball was replaced after 3.1 overs.
 
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