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)
Did not bat NM Kulkarni, BKV Prasad
Fall of wickets 1-36 (Mongia), 2-183 (Sidhu), 3-230 (Dravid), 4-451 (Tendulkar), 5-451 (Ganguly), 6-479 (Azharuddin), 7-516 (Chauhan), 8-537 (Kuruvilla)
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)
Did not bat KR Pushpakumara, M Muralitharan, KJ Silva
Fall of wickets 1-39 (Atapattu), 2-615 (Mahanama), 3-615 (Jayasuriya), 4-790 (Ranatunga), 5-921 (Jayawardene), 6-924 (de Silva)
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 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • 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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Series Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC) - Aug 9-13, 1997
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 2-6, 1997
Match drawn
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Aug 6, 1997

Sanath Jayasuriya is congratulated on reaching his 300, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Colombo, August 6,1997

Sanath Jayasuriya is congratulated on reaching his 300

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Aug 5, 1997

Roshan Mahanama on his way to 225, Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, August 5, 1997

Roshan Mahanama on his way to 225

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