ICC World Cup, 1st Match: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, May 14, 1999
ICC World Cup - 1st match, Group A
England won by 8 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
Played at Lord's, London
14 May 1999 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Hick b Mullally 29 73 52 4 0 55.76
16.5 simple catch to hick at 2nd slip 63/3
View dismissal RS Mahanama c Hick b Mullally 16 47 30 2 0 53.33
10.6 top edge to hick at 2nd slips 42/1
View dismissal MS Atapattu c Thorpe b Austin 3 9 9 0 0 33.33
13.2 top edge and an easy catch at 1st slip 50/2
View dismissal HP Tillakaratne c †Stewart b Ealham 0 26 12 0 0 0.00
17.1 swinging down the legs, and a fine nick to stewart 63/4
View dismissal PA de Silva c Thorpe b Mullally 0 13 6 0 0 0.00
18.5 pitched up, swinging away, top edge to 2nd slip 65/5
View dismissal A Ranatunga* c Hussain b Ealham 32 71 42 1 1 76.19
33.6 quicker one, swinging away from off, cut straight to hussain at point, splendid catch 149/6
View dismissal RS Kaluwitharana c †Stewart b Mullally 57 73 66 7 0 86.36
36.5 swinging away, fine nick to keeper, easy catch 155/7
WPUJC Vaas not out 12 59 27 0 0 44.44
View dismissal KEA Upashantha c Thorpe b Hollioake 11 25 25 1 0 44.00
43.5 caught Thorpe 174/8
View dismissal GP Wickramasinghe c †Stewart b Austin 11 15 18 1 0 61.11
47.2 caught †Stewart 190/9
View dismissal M Muralitharan b Gough 12 6 8 2 0 150.00
48.4 into the off stump, yorker length, Murali going for a slog thru point, well missed 204/10
Extras (lb 9, w 9, nb 3) 21
  Total (all out; 48.4 overs) 204 (4.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket D Gough 8.4 0 50 1 5.76 (2nb, 1w)
48.4 to Muralitharan, into the off stump, yorker length, Murali going for a slog thru point, well missed 204/10
View wickets ID Austin 9 1 25 2 2.77 (5w)
13.2 to Atapattu, top edge and an easy catch at 1st slip 50/2
47.2 to Wickramasinghe, caught †Stewart 190/9
View wickets AD Mullally 10 1 37 4 3.70 (1nb, 1w)
10.6 to Mahanama, top edge to hick at 2nd slips 42/1
16.5 to Jayasuriya, simple catch to hick at 2nd slip 63/3
18.5 to de Silva, pitched up, swinging away, top edge to 2nd slip 65/5
36.5 to Kaluwitharana, swinging away, fine nick to keeper, easy catch 155/7
View wickets MA Ealham 10 0 31 2 3.10
17.1 to Tillakaratne, swinging down the legs, and a fine nick to stewart 63/4
33.6 to Ranatunga, quicker one, swinging away from off, cut straight to hussain at point, splendid catch 149/6
  A Flintoff 2 0 12 0 6.00
  GA Hick 3 0 19 0 6.33 (1w)
View wicket AJ Hollioake 6 0 21 1 3.50
43.5 to Upashantha, caught Thorpe 174/8
  England innings (target: 205 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal N Hussain st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan 14 69 33 1 0 42.42
14.5 advances down the wicket for an attacking reason only known to him, misses the on drive, Kalu easily collects, Hussain has a short walk to the dressing room because of the amount of dancing he committed to 50/1
View dismissal AJ Stewart*† c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 88 182 146 6 0 60.27
41.3 quick ball pitching on the middle stump, angling across, Stewart plays outside it, clips the thigh, big appeal for caught behind, Venkat says yes after a Bucknor-esque wait, TV seems to indicate he was a bit unlucky 175/2
GA Hick not out 73 135 88 2 2 82.95
GP Thorpe not out 13 23 15 1 0 86.66
Extras (lb 6, w 12, nb 1) 19
  Total (2 wickets; 46.5 overs) 207 (4.41 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket WPUJC Vaas 10 2 27 1 2.70
41.3 to Stewart, quick ball pitching on the middle stump, angling across, Stewart plays outside it, clips the thigh, big appeal for caught behind, Venkat says yes after a Bucknor-esque wait, TV seems to indicate he was a bit unlucky 175/2
  GP Wickramasinghe 10 0 41 0 4.10
  KEA Upashantha 8 0 38 0 4.75 (1nb, 8w)
View wicket M Muralitharan 10 0 33 1 3.30 (2w)
14.5 to Hussain, advances down the wicket for an attacking reason only known to him, misses the on drive, Kalu easily collects, Hussain has a short walk to the dressing room because of the amount of dancing he committed to 50/1
  ST Jayasuriya 7.5 0 55 0 7.02 (2w)
  PA de Silva 1 0 7 0 7.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Points - England 2, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - AJ Stewart (England)
Umpires - RE Koertzen (South Africa) and S Venkataraghavan (India)
TV umpire - DL Orchard (South Africa)
Match referee - CW Smith (West Indies)

Match Notes


    • 4th (reserve) umpire: JF Steele
    • RS Kaluwitharana 50 off 52 balls, 7x4
    • AJ Stewart 50 off 85 balls, 4x4
    • GA Hick 50 off 63 balls, 1x4 1x6
 
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