Colombo Oval, P.Saravanamuttu Stadium
Air Force Flats End, Press Block End
Sri Lanka, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
06:56, Fri Aug 23, 2019 (UTC +0530)
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The P.Saravanamuttu Stadium - home to the Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club - hosted Sri Lanka's first Test, against England in 1982. In 1985, it was the venue for Sri Lanka's first-ever Test win, over India. It is a relatively small ground, half surrounded by lower-level stands and half by grass banks. The most famous feature is the ivy-covered scoreboard and in 1948 Don Bradman brought his Australian side to the ground en route to England.

The ground regularly hosted international matches till 1994, but that was followed by a eight-year lull. In 2002, Australia and Pakistan played a Test there, with the series being played on neutral soil.
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Fixtures

2019
Thu Aug 22 - Mon Aug 26
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT
ICC World Test Championship
2nd Test - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
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Dimuth Karunaratne has a look at the pitch, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1, Colombo, August 22, 2019
Dimuth Karunaratne has a look at the pitch
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Kane Williamson has a close look at the pitch, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1, Colombo, August 22, 2019
Kane Williamson has a close look at the pitch
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Persistent rain ensured the covers stayed on, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1, Colombo, August 22, 2019
Persistent rain ensured the covers stayed on
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Heavy rain on the first day meant umbrellas and covers were a familiar sight, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1, Colombo, August 22, 2019
Heavy rain on the first day meant umbrellas and covers were a familiar sight.
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