Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets

Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya lbw b Streak 6 18 15 1 0 40.00
MS Atapattu c Campbell b PA Strang 223 569 448 29 1 49.77
RS Mahanama c Campbell b Streak 7 33 47 0 0 14.89
PA de Silva c Whittall b Huckle 75 143 120 9 1 62.50
A Ranatunga* b Whittall 27 103 57 2 1 47.36
HP Tillakaratne c & b Whittall 44 172 137 5 0 32.11
RS Kaluwitharana c & b Whittall 29 58 44 5 0 65.90
WPUJC Vaas c Rennie b PA Strang 26 81 56 3 0 46.42
M Muralitharan c BC Strang b PA Strang 17 26 19 3 0 89.47
KR Pushpakumara not out 2 6 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (b 2, lb 2, nb 9) 13
Total (9 wickets dec; 154.3 overs) 469 (3.03 runs per over)
Did not bat KJ Silva
Fall of wickets 1-16 (Jayasuriya), 2-33 (Mahanama), 3-173 (de Silva), 4-226 (Ranatunga), 5-321 (Tillakaratne), 6-383 (Kaluwitharana), 7-440 (Atapattu), 8-461 (Vaas), 9-469 (Muralitharan)
Bowling O M R W Econ
HH Streak 34 11 96 2 2.82
BC Strang 30 7 78 0 2.60 (6nb)
PA Strang 35.3 10 123 3 3.46
AR Whittall 30 4 73 3 2.43
AG Huckle 21 3 88 1 4.19 (3nb)
MW Goodwin 4 2 7 0 1.75
Zimbabwe 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GJ Rennie c de Silva b Silva 53 285 219 2 0 24.20
GW Flower b Muralitharan 4 47 28 1 0 14.28
MW Goodwin lbw b Silva 2 18 17 0 0 11.76
A Flower lbw b Vaas 8 31 36 1 0 22.22
ADR Campbell* c Mahanama b Pushpakumara 7 89 63 1 0 11.11
CB Wishart c Mahanama b Muralitharan 3 11 8 0 0 37.50
PA Strang c de Silva b Muralitharan 35 91 92 4 0 38.04
HH Streak b Muralitharan 5 32 28 1 0 17.85
AR Whittall not out 6 43 13 0 0 46.15
BC Strang b Muralitharan 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
AG Huckle lbw b Silva 0 6 8 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 6, lb 2, nb 7) 15
Total (all out; 85.4 overs) 140 (1.63 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-29 (GW Flower), 2-36 (Goodwin), 3-46 (A Flower), 4-72 (Campbell), 5-75 (Wishart), 6-119 (Rennie), 7-127 (PA Strang), 8-134 (Streak), 9-136 (BC Strang), 10-140 (Huckle)
Bowling O M R W Econ
WPUJC Vaas 17 5 36 1 2.11 (3nb)
KR Pushpakumara 14 4 34 1 2.42 (3nb)
M Muralitharan 29 18 23 5 0.79
KJ Silva 19.4 9 27 3 1.37
PA de Silva 5 0 12 0 2.40
ST Jayasuriya 1 1 0 0 0.00
Zimbabwe 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
GJ Rennie lbw b Muralitharan 24 92 73 1 0 32.87
GW Flower b de Silva 38 82 52 4 0 73.07
MW Goodwin b Muralitharan 70 190 137 4 0 51.09
AR Whittall b Muralitharan 14 62 51 0 0 27.45
A Flower c Mahanama b Muralitharan 67 241 212 1 0 31.60
ADR Campbell* lbw b Vaas 40 160 111 4 0 36.03
CB Wishart b Muralitharan 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
PA Strang c sub (RP Arnold) b Muralitharan 33 60 81 4 0 40.74
HH Streak c †Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara 13 33 20 1 0 65.00
BC Strang not out 15 41 29 0 0 51.72
AG Huckle lbw b Muralitharan 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 11, nb 8) 24
Total (all out; 126.5 overs) 338 (2.66 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-68 (GW Flower), 2-69 (Rennie), 3-103 (Whittall), 4-185 (Goodwin), 5-261 (A Flower), 6-261 (Wishart), 7-271 (Campbell), 8-297 (Streak), 9-334 (PA Strang), 10-338 (Huckle)
Bowling O M R W Econ
WPUJC Vaas 24 3 65 1 2.70 (4nb)
KR Pushpakumara 19 2 64 1 3.36
M Muralitharan 42.5 13 94 7 2.19 (4nb)
PA de Silva 13 5 25 1 1.92
KJ Silva 11 2 35 0 3.18
ST Jayasuriya 16 0 38 0 2.37
MS Atapattu 1 0 1 0 1.00
Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 10 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya lbw b Streak 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
MS Atapattu not out 6 10 5 1 0 120.00
RS Mahanama b Streak 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
PA de Silva not out 4 3 1 1 0 400.00
Extras 0
Total (2 wickets; 1.5 overs) 10 (5.45 runs per over)
Did not bat A Ranatunga*, HP Tillakaratne, RS Kaluwitharana, WPUJC Vaas, M Muralitharan, KR Pushpakumara, KJ Silva
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Jayasuriya, 0.2 ov), 2-0 (Mahanama, 0.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
HH Streak 1 0 4 2 4.00
BC Strang 0.5 0 6 0 7.20
Match details
Toss Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debut MW Goodwin (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match M Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
Umpires BC Cooray and MJ Kitchen (England)
TV umpire PT Manuel
Match referee R Subba Row (England)
Close of play
Wed, 7 Jan - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 265/4 (MS Atapattu 129*, HP Tillakaratne 11*, 90 ov)
Thu, 8 Jan - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 46/2 (GJ Rennie 23*, A Flower 8*, 23 ov)
Fri, 9 Jan - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 71/2 (MW Goodwin 1*, AR Whittall 2*, 28 ov)
Sat, 10 Jan - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 289/7 (PA Strang 13*, HH Streak 6*, 116 ov)
Sun, 11 Jan - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 10/2 (1.5 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • MS Atapattu 223: Highest Test score (prev. 108 v India at Mohali, 1997-98). Highest Test score by any batsman at the Asgiriya ground (prev. 143, DW Hookes for Australia, 1982/83).
  • Start of play was delayed 45 minutes on Day Three due to wet outfield, resulting from heavy overnight rain.
  • M Muralitharan's match figures of 12 for 117 are the best by any Sri Lankan bowler in Test history.
 
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