Result
3rd Test, Colombo (SSC), Dec 18-21 2003, England tour of Sri Lanka
(68 ov)
265 & 148
628/8d
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 215 runs
Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ME Trescothick c Jayawardene b Muralitharan709811913071.42
MP Vaughan (c)c Jayawardene b Chandana1851772035.29
MA Butcher c †Sangakkara b Fernando2350493046.00
N Hussain lbw b Vaas835491022.85
GP Thorpe lbw b Muralitharan1339471033.33
A Flintoff c & b Muralitharan7710913610470.64
GJ Batty c Atapattu b Chandana14101981013.86
CMW Read not out17641070126.56
AF Giles run out (Dilshan/†Sangakkara)1039431025.64
RJ Kirtley lbw b Vaas19100011.11
JM Anderson lbw b Vaas11218008.33
Extras(b 4, lb 8, nb 1)13
TOTAL(101 Ov, RR: 2.62, 380 Mts)265
Fall of wickets: 1-78 (Michael Vaughan, 18.6 ov), 2-108 (Marcus Trescothick, 31.6 ov), 3-114 (Mark Butcher, 34.1 ov), 4-135 (Nasser Hussain, 44.3 ov), 5-139 (Graham Thorpe, 45.5 ov), 6-226 (Gareth Batty, 76.5 ov), 7-236 (Andrew Flintoff, 83.3 ov), 8-258 (Ashley Giles, 93.4 ov), 9-259 (James Kirtley, 96.1 ov), 10-265 (James Anderson, 100.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas1756433.7600
CRD Fernando1235514.5801
TT Samaraweera411102.7500
UDU Chandana2678223.1500
M Muralitharan40214031.0000
ST Jayasuriya21100.5000
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
KC Sangakkara c Trescothick b Kirtley3142596073.80
ST Jayasuriya c Trescothick b Flintoff8510416912181.73
TT Samaraweera run out (†Read/Batty)14240849113034.80
DPMD Jayawardene c sub (PD Collingwood) b Flintoff13424635114154.47
TM Dilshan  b Giles831311853063.35
HP Tillakaratne (c) b Giles1240361030.00
UDU Chandana c Vaughan b Kirtley761031417273.78
WPUJC Vaas run out (Giles)911181081.81
M Muralitharan not out21101412210.00
CRD Fernando not out12100050.00
Extras(b 7, lb 16, nb 6, w 5)34
TOTAL(182 Ov, RR: 3.45, 747 Mts)628/8d
Did not bat: MS Atapattu 
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Kumar Sangakkara, 11.6 ov), 2-138 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 38.1 ov), 3-400 (Mahela Jayawardene, 128.2 ov), 4-428 (Thilan Samaraweera, 136.1 ov), 5-456 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 147.6 ov), 6-582 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 175.5 ov), 7-605 (Chaminda Vaas, 179.4 ov), 8-606 (Upul Chandana, 180.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RJ Kirtley31413124.2203
JM Anderson2458503.5400
A Flintoff1804722.6103
AF Giles651619022.9200
GJ Batty41413703.3400
MP Vaughan10505.0000
ME Trescothick201005.0010
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ME Trescothick c sub (MG Vandort) b Vaas063000.00
MP Vaughan (c)c Jayasuriya b Fernando1425382056.00
MA Butcher  b Jayasuriya371191496031.09
N Hussain c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan1133352033.33
GP Thorpe st †Sangakkara b Muralitharan1960642031.66
GJ Batty st †Sangakkara b Muralitharan013000.00
A Flintoff c †Sangakkara b Fernando3075896040.00
CMW Read lbw b Jayasuriya098000.00
AF Giles  b Fernando1348521027.08
RJ Kirtley  b Muralitharan1225340148.00
JM Anderson not out17180014.28
Extras(b 2, lb 8, nb 1)11
TOTAL(68 Ov, RR: 2.17, 251 Mts)148
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Marcus Trescothick, 0.6 ov), 2-22 (Michael Vaughan, 7.4 ov), 3-44 (Nasser Hussain, 17.6 ov), 4-82 (Graham Thorpe, 37.5 ov), 5-82 (Gareth Batty, 37.6 ov), 6-84 (Mark Butcher, 42.3 ov), 7-84 (Chris Read, 44.6 ov), 8-124 (Ashley Giles, 60.4 ov), 9-137 (Andrew Flintoff, 64.2 ov), 10-148 (James Kirtley, 67.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas722513.5700
CRD Fernando1242732.2501
UDU Chandana1371801.3800
M Muralitharan2796342.3300
ST Jayasuriya96520.5500
MATCH DETAILS
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Thilan Samaraweera
Player Of The Series
Muttiah Muralitharan
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1675
Season2003/04
Match days18,19,20,21 December 2003 (5-day match)
Umpires
Steve Bucknor
Aleem Dar
TV Umpire
Tyron Wijewardene
Match Referee
Sir Clive Lloyd
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 18 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 259/8 (CMW Read 13*, RJ Kirtley 1*, 95 ov)
Fri, 19 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 264/2 (TT Samaraweera 68*, DPMD Jayawardene 60*, 82 ov)
Sat, 20 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 563/5 (TM Dilshan 72*, UDU Chandana 54*, 172 ov)
Sun, 21 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 148 (68 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 4
  • Sri Lanka 600 in 171 overs (Vaas 9*, Chandana 73*)
  • Score at Lunch: England 39/2 in 15 overs
  • England 50 in 20.5 overs (Butcher 19*, Thorpe 7*)
  • Score at Tea: England 93/7 in 51 overs (Flintoff 2*, Giles 6*)
  • England 100 in 52.5 overs (Flintoff 6*, Giles 6*)
  • England 2nd innings: 1x5 ball over (48th over, Muralitharan's 19th)
Day 3
  • Sri Lanka 300 in 97.3 overs (Samaraweera 87*, Jayawardene 81*)
  • Score at Lunch: Sri Lanka 334/2 in 114 overs (Samaraweera 98*, Jayawardene 99*)
  • DPMD Jayawardene 100 in 207 balls 287 mins, (4x5)(6x1)
  • TT Samaraweera 100 in 345 balls 404 mins, 4x7
  • Sri Lanka 350 in 116.5 overs (Samaraweera 106*, Jayawardene 108*)
  • Sri Lanka 400 in 128.1 overs (Samaraweera 129*, Jayawardene 134*)
  • Score at Tea: Sri Lanka 444/4 in 143 overs (Dilshan 21*, Tillakaratne 8*)
  • Sri Lanka 450 in 146.1 overs (Dilshan 26*, Tillakaratne 9*)
  • TM Dilshan 50 in 90 balls 131 mins, 4x2
  • UDU Chandana 50 in 71 balls 91 mins, (4x6)(6x1)
  • Sri Lanka 550 in 160 overs (Dilshan 66*, Chandana 51*)
Day 2
  • Sri Lanka 50 in 9.5 overs (Jayasuriya 27*, Sangakkara 27*)
  • ST Jayasuriya 50 in 69 balls 87 mins, (4x9)(6x1)
  • Score at Lunch: Sri Lanka 88/1 in 17 overs (Jayasuriya 53*, Samaraweera 1*)
  • Sri Lanka 100 in 24.1 overs (Jayasuriya 60*, Samaraweera 6*)
  • Sri Lanka 150 in 40.2 overs (Samaraweera 15*, Jayawardene 10*)
  • Score at Tea: Sri Lanka 161/2 in 42 overs (Samaraweera 21*, Jayawardene 14*)
  • Sri Lanka 200 in 61.1 overs (Samaraweera 45*, Jayawardene 27*)
  • TT Samaraweera 50 in 200 balls 172 mins, 4x4
  • DPMD Jayawardene 50 in 100 balls 139 mins, 4x5
  • Sri Lanka 250 in 75.5 overs (Samaraweera 63*, Jayawardene 51*)
  • Sri Lanka 1st innings: 1x5 ball over (45th over, Kirtley's 12th, called by umpire Aleem Dar)
Day 1
  • England 50 in 8.1 overs (MP Vaughan 10*, ME Trescothick 38*)
  • 1st wicket partnership: Vaughan and Trescothick 50 runs in 8.1 overs, RR: 6.12
  • Trescothick 50 in 39 balls, 4x11
  • England 100 in 28.5 overs (Trescothick 70*, Butcher 10*)
  • Score at Lunch: England 108/2 in 32 overs (Butcher 18*)
  • England 150 in 50 overs (Batty 1*, Flintoff 10*)
  • Score at Tea: England 197/5 in 66 overs (Batty 13*, Flintoff 42*)
  • England 200 in 70.1 overs (Batty 14*, Flintoff 43*)
  • England 250 in 90.2 overs (Read 10*, Giles 5*)