Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Atapattu b Muralitharan
    28
    45
    61
    5
    0
    62.22
    c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan
    10
    48
    82
    1
    0
    20.83
    c †Sangakkara b Fernando
    32
    84
    109
    5
    0
    38.09
    b Muralitharan
    44
    142
    176
    6
    0
    30.98
    c Jayawardene b Fernando
    4
    7
    9
    0
    0
    57.14
    lbw b Zoysa
    10
    38
    35
    2
    0
    26.31
    c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan
    18
    70
    87
    2
    0
    25.71
    c Tillakaratne b Samaraweera
    27
    50
    79
    5
    0
    54.00
    not out
    36
    84
    90
    4
    0
    42.85
    c Jayasuriya b Zoysa
    7
    47
    51
    0
    0
    14.89
    c †Sangakkara b Vaas
    0
    2
    4
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    20 (b 4, lb 7, nb 9)
    TOTAL
    236 all out (f/o) (101.2 Overs, RR: 2.32, 396 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (H Masakadza, 12.5 ov), 2-58 (TR Gripper, 18.1 ov), 3-93 (SV Carlisle, 41.1 ov), 4-105 (GJ Rennie, 43.1 ov), 5-127 (A Flower, 52.6 ov), 6-145 (TJ Friend, 65.5 ov), 7-165 (GW Flower, 76.2 ov), 8-197 (CB Wishart, 85.4 ov), 9-235 (GB Brent, 100.5 ov), 10-236 (HK Olonga, 101.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas21.267613.5602
    DNT Zoysa1543422.2602
    TCB Fernando1534823.2001
    M Muralitharan36173540.9700
    ST Jayasuriya732203.1400
    TT Samaraweera721011.4204

Close of Play

  • Thu, 27 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 211/3 (KC Sangakkara 62*, RP Arnold 4*, 73.2 ov)
  • Fri, 28 Dec - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 14/1 (TR Gripper 4*, SV Carlisle 6*, 8 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Dec - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 64/2 (SV Carlisle 22*, TJ Friend 0*, 25 ov)
  • Sun, 30 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 31 Dec - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 236 (101.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Sri Lanka make in six on the trot before the heavens open

    It came slower than expected, as afternoon rain and some studied defense threatened to take the game into the final day, but Sri Lanka eventually triumphed to seal their six consecutive Test victory - a first for a sub-continental side - and take an

  • Zimbabwe left aggrieved as Sri Lankan domination continues

    Zimbabwe were left facing an innings defeat at the Sinhalese Sports Club on Saturday after being forced to follow on 402 runs in arrears in the first Janashakthi National Test

  • Sri Lanka batsmen enjoy run feast on day two

    The opening day of the series may have high in tedium and low in excitement, but on day two Sri Lanka raised the tempo, cashing in on a Zimbabwean bowling attack lacking control, variation and penetration, as they piled up a mammoth first innings

  • Sri Lanka establish firm foundation at SSC

    It started in blistering sunshine and ended prematurely because of a spectacular tropical storm, but otherwise the first day of the Janashakthi National Test series was boringly predictable