Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Sep 11-14, 1996
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 77 runs
11,12,13,14 September 1996 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RS Mahanama lbw b Streak 4 4 6 1 0 66.66
ST Jayasuriya c Evans b Olonga 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
AP Gurusinha c Olonga b Strang 52 197 139 6 0 37.41
PA de Silva b Strang 35 53 44 6 0 79.54
HP Tillakaratne c †A Flower b Olonga 20 101 86 2 0 23.25
A Ranatunga* lbw b Streak 75 192 120 7 0 62.50
RS Kaluwitharana c & b Streak 71 155 123 10 1 57.72
HDPK Dharmasena not out 42 99 78 4 0 53.84
WPUJC Vaas b Strang 34 88 48 2 1 70.83
M Muralitharan b Strang 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
KJ Silva c & b Strang 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 6, w 1, nb 9) 16
  Total (all out; 106.3 overs) 349 (3.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  HH Streak 20 6 54 3 2.70
  HK Olonga 17 3 57 2 3.35
  GJ Whittall 12 1 43 0 3.58
  PA Strang 34.3 3 106 5 3.07
  AR Whittall 13 3 40 0 3.07
  CN Evans 6 0 27 0 4.50
  GW Flower 4 1 16 0 4.00
  Zimbabwe 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GW Flower c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
MH Dekker lbw b Vaas 10 70 40 0 0 25.00
ADR Campbell* c Mahanama b Vaas 12 19 16 2 0 75.00
A Flower c Ranatunga b Dharmasena 2 23 14 0 0 14.28
GJ Whittall lbw b Silva 39 153 125 4 0 31.20
CB Wishart c Vaas b Silva 51 205 167 2 1 30.53
HK Olonga c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan 1 10 10 0 0 10.00
CN Evans c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 9 20 17 1 0 52.94
PA Strang b Muralitharan 6 17 14 1 0 42.85
AR Whittall c Dharmasena b Silva 1 47 30 0 0 3.33
HH Streak not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 2, nb 4) 14
  Total (all out; 72.4 overs) 145 (1.99 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 22 3 73 4 3.31
  AP Gurusinha 3 1 3 0 1.00 (2w)
  HDPK Dharmasena 9 3 23 1 2.55
  M Muralitharan 24 9 28 2 1.16 (4nb)
  KJ Silva 14.4 9 10 3 0.68
  Zimbabwe 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
GW Flower b Muralitharan 27 112 86 1 0 31.39
MH Dekker c Jayasuriya b Dharmasena 20 58 60 1 0 33.33
CB Wishart b Silva 3 21 20 0 0 15.00
ADR Campbell* c Mahanama b Muralitharan 26 133 126 0 0 20.63
A Flower c Mahanama b Muralitharan 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
GJ Whittall c Mahanama b Silva 13 93 86 1 0 15.11
CN Evans lbw b Silva 1 6 8 0 0 12.50
PA Strang c Vaas b Muralitharan 8 23 18 1 0 44.44
HK Olonga c Mahanama b Silva 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
AR Whittall b Muralitharan 11 30 29 1 0 37.93
HH Streak not out 3 15 9 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 6, lb 4, w 1, nb 4) 15
  Total (all out; 73.3 overs) 127 (1.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 12 1 34 0 2.83
  AP Gurusinha 2 0 4 0 2.00 (1w)
  PA de Silva 2 1 1 0 0.50
  HDPK Dharmasena 14 7 19 1 1.35
  KJ Silva 19 12 25 4 1.31 (1nb)
  M Muralitharan 20.3 4 33 5 1.60 (3nb)
  ST Jayasuriya 4 3 1 0 0.25

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts - CN Evans and AR Whittall (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match - A Ranatunga (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and BC Cooray
TV umpire - KT Francis
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)
Close of play
  • Wed, 11 Sep - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 290/7 (HDPK Dharmasena 16*, WPUJC Vaas 3*)
  • Thu, 12 Sep - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 105/6 (CB Wishart 31*, CN Evans 0*)
  • Fri, 13 Sep - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 20/0 (GW Flower 13*, MH Dekker 6*)
  • Sat, 14 Sep - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 127 (73.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
    • Maiden 5 wicket haul for PA Strang
    • Silva took the last two Zimbabwe wickets in successive deliveries
    • 102 minutes play possible in 3rd session only due to rain.
    • Vaas gets his 50th test wicket.
    • Morning session was washed out by rain.
    • 127 is Zimbabwe's lowest total in test cricket.
    • 6th 5 wicket haul for Muralitharan. His best bowling figure in Tests.
 
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