- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRlbw b Streak4461066.66c Evans b Olonga061000.00c Olonga b Strang521971396037.41b Strang3553446079.54c †A Flower b Olonga20101862023.25lbw b Streak751921207062.50c & b Streak7115512310157.72not out4299784053.84b Strang3488482170.83b Strang051000.00c & b Strang012000.00Extras16 (lb 6, nb 9, w 1)TOTAL349 all out (106.3 Overs, RR: 3.27)Fall of wickets: 1-4 (RS Mahanama, ), 2-4 (ST Jayasuriya, ), 3-53 (PA de Silva, ), 4-105 (HP Tillakaratne, ), 5-128 (AP Gurusinha, ), 6-270 (A Ranatunga, ), 7-271 (RS Kaluwitharana, ), 8-345 (WPUJC Vaas, ), 9-349 (M Muralitharan, ), 10-349 (KJ Silva, )
- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRc †Kaluwitharana b Vaas011000.00lbw b Vaas1070400025.00c Mahanama b Vaas1219162075.00c Ranatunga b Dharmasena223140014.28lbw b Silva391531254031.20c Vaas b Silva512051672130.53c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan110100010.00c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas920171052.94b Muralitharan617141042.85c Dharmasena b Silva14730003.33not out01000-Extras14 (b 4, lb 4, nb 4, w 2)TOTAL145 all out (72.4 Overs, RR: 1.99)Fall of wickets: 1-0 (GW Flower, ), 2-15 (ADR Campbell, ), 3-21 (A Flower, ), 4-45 (MH Dekker, ), 5-103 (GJ Whittall, ), 6-105 (HK Olonga, ), 7-123 (CN Evans, ), 8-138 (PA Strang, ), 9-145 (CB Wishart, ), 10-145 (AR Whittall, )
- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRb Muralitharan27112861031.39c Jayasuriya b Dharmasena2058601033.33b Silva321200015.00c Mahanama b Muralitharan261331260020.63c Mahanama b Muralitharan011000.00c Mahanama b Silva1393861015.11lbw b Silva1680012.50c Vaas b Muralitharan823181044.44c Mahanama b Silva023000.00b Muralitharan1130291037.93not out31590033.33Extras15 (b 6, lb 4, nb 4, w 1)TOTAL127 all out (f/o) (73.3 Overs, RR: 1.72)Fall of wickets: 1-35 (MH Dekker, ), 2-42 (CB Wishart, ), 3-65 (GW Flower, ), 4-65 (A Flower, ), 5-98 (ADR Campbell, ), 6-99 (CN Evans, ), 7-102 (GJ Whittall, ), 8-102 (HK Olonga, ), 9-113 (PA Strang, ), 10-127 (AR Whittall, )
- R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
Sri Lanka , elected to bat first
Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Player of the match
11,12,13,14 September 1996 (5-day match)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Maiden 5 wicket haul for PA Strang