India tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2-6, 1997
2,3,4,5,6 August 1997 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
NR Mongia c Jayawardene b Pushpakumara 7 58 38 0 0 18.42
NS Sidhu c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 111 250 200 13 2 55.50
R Dravid c & b Jayasuriya 69 250 197 10 0 35.02
SR Tendulkar* c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 143 292 247 20 0 57.89
M Azharuddin c & b Muralitharan 126 290 199 11 0 63.31
SC Ganguly c Mahanama b Jayasuriya 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
A Kumble not out 27 111 76 2 0 35.52
RK Chauhan c Vaas b Jayasuriya 23 44 49 3 1 46.93
A Kuruvilla c Atapattu b Pushpakumara 9 24 10 0 1 90.00
Extras (b 10, nb 12) 22
  Total (8 wickets dec; 167.3 overs) 537 (3.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 23 5 80 1 3.47
  KR Pushpakumara 19.3 2 97 2 4.97
  DPMD Jayawardene 2 0 6 0 3.00
  M Muralitharan 65 9 174 2 2.67 (8nb)
  KJ Silva 39 3 122 0 3.12 (8nb)
  ST Jayasuriya 18 3 45 3 2.50
  MS Atapattu 1 0 3 0 3.00
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c Ganguly b Chauhan 340 799 578 36 2 58.82
MS Atapattu c †Mongia b Kulkarni 26 42 31 5 0 83.87
RS Mahanama lbw b Kumble 225 753 561 27 0 40.10
PA de Silva c Prasad b Ganguly 126 293 211 16 0 59.71
A Ranatunga* run out (sub [A Jadeja]/†Mongia) 86 150 110 14 0 78.18
DPMD Jayawardene c Kulkarni b Ganguly 66 133 105 10 0 62.85
RS Kaluwitharana not out 14 42 27 1 0 51.85
WPUJC Vaas not out 11 36 24 0 0 45.83
Extras (b 28, lb 9, w 7, nb 14) 58
  Total (6 wickets dec; 271 overs) 952 (3.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  BKV Prasad 24 1 88 0 3.66 (1nb, 1w)
  A Kuruvilla 14 2 74 0 5.28 (5nb)
  RK Chauhan 78 8 276 1 3.53 (9nb, 3w)
  A Kumble 72 7 223 1 3.09 (6nb)
  NM Kulkarni 70 12 195 1 2.78
  SC Ganguly 9 0 53 2 5.88
  SR Tendulkar 2 1 2 0 1.00
  R Dravid 2 0 4 0 2.00

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - 2-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - NM Kulkarni (India); DPMD Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - ST Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - KT Francis and SG Randell (Australia)
TV umpire - PT Manuel
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)
Close of play
  • Sat, 2 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 280/3 (SR Tendulkar 65*, M Azharuddin 18*)
  • Sun, 3 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 39/1 (ST Jayasuriya 12*)
  • Mon, 4 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 322/1 (ST Jayasuriya 175*, RS Mahanama 115*)
  • Tue, 5 Aug - day 4 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 587/1 (ST Jayasuriya 326*, RS Mahanama 211*)
  • Wed, 6 Aug - day 5 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 952/6d (271 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
    • Tendulkar had an all run 4 (due to overthrows).
    • NM Kulkarni took the wicket of MS Atapattu with his first ball in Test cricket. This was the 12th occasion in Test cricket.
    • Mahanama had an all run 4.
    • ST Jayasuriya and RS Mahanama batted throughout the full day. This was the 12th occasion in Test cricket.
    • ST Jayasuriya 340 off 578 balls, 36x4 2x6. * 50 off 71 balls, 9x4. * 100 off 138 balls, 14x4. * 150 off 235 balls, 19x4. * 200 off 327 balls, 25x4. * Highest Test score in Sri Lanka (previous: DSBP Kuruppu 201*, Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), 1986/87). * Personal High Score in First-class cricket (previous: 207* for Sri Lanka 'B' v Pakistan 'B', 1988/89) * 250 off 425 balls, 29x4. * Highest Test score by a Sri Lankan (previous: PA de Silva 267 v New Zealand at Wellington, 1990/91). * Highest First-class score by a Sri Lankan * Highest First-class score in Sri Lanka (previous: FMM Worrell 285, Commonwealth v Ceylon at Colombo, 1950/51). * 300 off 518 balls, 32x4, 1x6. * First ever Sri Lankan to score 300 runs in a Test innings. * Highest Test score against India (previous: GA Gooch 333, England v India at Lord's, 1990). * 4th Highest score in Test history (Highest: BC Lara 375, West Indies v England at St John's, 1993/94).
    • RS Mahanama 225 off 561 balls, 27x4 0x6 * 100 off 244 balls, 10x4 * 150 off 346 balls, 18x4 * Personal High score in First-class cricket (previous: 153 for Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Moratuwa, 1992/93). * 200 off 480 balls, 22x4
    • ST Jayasuriya and RS Mahanama partnership: 576 runs * Highest Test partnership for any wicket for Sri Lanka (previous: 240* for the 4th wicket, AP Gurusinha and A Ranatunga, v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), 1985/86). * Highest Test partnership for any wicket in Sri Lanka (previous: 246* for the 6th wicket, JJ Crowe and RJ Hadlee, New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Colombo (CCC), 1986/87). * Highest First-class partnership for the 2nd wicket in Sri Lanka (previous: 289 WAMP Perera and TP Kodikara, Antonians v Rio SC at Colombo, 1992/93). * Highest First-class partnership for any wicket in Sri Lanka (previous: 315 for the 3rd wicket, ST Perera and RS Kalpage, Bloomfield v Antonians at Colombo, 1995/96). * Highest Test partnership for the 2nd wicket (previous: 451 WH Ponsford and DG Bradman, Australia v England at The Oval, 1934). * Highest Test partnership for any wicket against India (previous: 451 Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar at Hyderabad, 1982/83). * Highest Test partnership for any wicket (previous: 467 MD Crowe and AH Jones, New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, 1990/91). * Highest First-class partnership for the 2nd wicket (previous: 475 Zahir Alam and LS Rajput, Assam v Tripura at Gauhati, 1991/92). * Longest Test partnership for any wicket (previous: 579 minutes, GStA Sobers and FMM Worrell, West Indies v England at Bridgetown, 1959/60). * First ever 500 run Test partnership * First time a partnership remained unbroken throughout 2 complete days of Test cricket. * (Note: Sobers and Worrell in 1959/60 batted throughout 2 days with an hour lost to rain.) * 2nd highest partnership for any wicket in First-class cricket (Highest: 577, VS Hazare and Gul Mahomed, Baroda v Holkar at Baroda, 1946/47).
    • Sri Lanka team total * Highest Test score with only 1 wicket fallen (previous: 533/1, West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, 1957/58). * Highest Test score for Sri Lanka (previous: 547/8 v Australia at Colombo (SSC), 1992/93). * Highest First-class score in Sri Lanka (previous: 549/8d, West Indies v Ceylon at Colombo, 1966/67). * Highest Test score against India (previous: 699/5, Pakistan v India at Lahore, 1989/90). * Highest team total in a Test match (previous: 903/7d, England v Australia at The Oval, 1938). * 3rd highest team total in First-class cricket (Highest: 1107, Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, 1926/27).
 
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