Result
3rd Test, England tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC), Mar 15-17 2001
241 & 81
24.3 ov, target 74
249 & 74/6
England won by 4 wickets
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MS Atapattu  b Caddick098000.00
ST Jayasuriya (c)c White b Croft451101647040.90
KC Sangakkara c Vaughan b Gough45931148048.38
PA de Silva c Vaughan b Giles381361742027.94
DPMD Jayawardene c †Stewart b Croft711521888146.71
RP Arnold lbw b Giles01316000.00
TM Dilshan lbw b Croft524261020.83
WPUJC Vaas not out1949383038.77
CRD Fernando c Trescothick b Croft212130016.66
D Hettiarachchi  b Gough01223000.00
M Muralitharan  b Caddick1340033.33
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 6, w 1)15
TOTAL(101.1 Ov, RR: 2.38, 380 Mts)241
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Marvan Atapattu, 1.5 ov), 2-88 (Kumar Sangakkara, 28.5 ov), 3-108 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 39.3 ov), 4-205 (Aravinda de Silva, 76.4 ov), 5-209 (Russel Arnold, 80.3 ov), 6-216 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 87.1 ov), 7-219 (Mahela Jayawardene, 89.5 ov), 8-225 (Dilhara Fernando, 93.6 ov), 9-240 (Dinuka Hettiarachchi, 100.3 ov), 10-241 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 101.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
D Gough1453322.3510
AR Caddick11.114023.5804
C White1014504.5002
AF Giles34135921.7300
RDB Croft3295641.7500
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MA Atherton lbw b Vaas2160763035.00
ME Trescothick c Arnold b Hettiarachchi23591014038.98
N Hussain (c)c Jayasuriya b Hettiarachchi829371027.58
GP Thorpe not out11326733011042.32
AJ Stewart  b Muralitharan328370010.71
MP Vaughan c †Sangakkara b Vaas261341622019.40
C White c †Sangakkara b Vaas011000.00
AF Giles c Jayawardene b Vaas01019000.00
RDB Croft run out (Atapattu)1641492039.02
AR Caddick c Jayasuriya b Vaas01519000.00
D Gough c Jayawardene b Vaas1421223066.66
Extras(b 10, lb 9, nb 6)25
TOTAL(109.5 Ov, RR: 2.26, 432 Mts)249
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Mike Atherton, 18.3 ov), 2-55 (Marcus Trescothick, 23.1 ov), 3-66 (Nasser Hussain, 25.2 ov), 4-91 (Alec Stewart, 34.6 ov), 5-177 (Michael Vaughan, 79.4 ov), 6-177 (Craig White, 79.5 ov), 7-181 (Ashley Giles, 85.1 ov), 8-209 (Robert Croft, 98.1 ov), 9-223 (Andy Caddick, 103.4 ov), 10-249 (Darren Gough, 109.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas27.567362.6202
CRD Fernando502605.2000
PA de Silva31200.6601
M Muralitharan4197311.7803
D Hettiarachchi2463621.5000
ST Jayasuriya912002.2200
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MS Atapattu c Croft b Gough01720000.00
ST Jayasuriya (c)lbw b Gough23163340143.75
KC Sangakkara c †Stewart b Caddick055000.00
PA de Silva c Thorpe b Caddick2332504071.87
DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Giles1133601033.33
RP Arnold c Hussain b Croft058000.00
TM Dilshan  b Giles1016270062.50
WPUJC Vaas c Atherton b Giles69100066.66
CRD Fernando c Giles b Gough522211022.72
D Hettiarachchi not out01316000.00
M Muralitharan lbw b Giles1350033.33
Extras(nb 2)2
TOTAL(28.1 Ov, RR: 2.87, 131 Mts)81
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Marvan Atapattu, 4.5 ov), 2-24 (Kumar Sangakkara, 5.5 ov), 3-24 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 6.2 ov), 4-57 (Aravinda de Silva, 15.6 ov), 5-59 (Russel Arnold, 17.3 ov), 6-59 (Mahela Jayawardene, 18.1 ov), 7-69 (Chaminda Vaas, 20.3 ov), 8-76 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 24.1 ov), 9-80 (Dilhara Fernando, 27.2 ov), 10-81 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 28.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
D Gough612333.8302
AR Caddick822923.6200
AF Giles9.141141.2000
RDB Croft501813.6000
England 2nd Innings (target: 74 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MA Atherton c & b Fernando1325262052.00
ME Trescothick c †Sangakkara b Jayasuriya1023341043.47
MP Vaughan  b Muralitharan821291038.09
GP Thorpe not out3249652065.30
AJ Stewart c Dilshan b Jayasuriya054000.00
C White c Jayawardene b Jayasuriya811201072.72
N Hussain (c)c Arnold b Jayasuriya0810000.00
AF Giles not out1670016.66
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL(24.3 Ov, RR: 3.02, 100 Mts)74/6
Did not bat: RDB Croft, AR Caddick, D Gough 
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Mike Atherton, 7.2 ov), 2-24 (Marcus Trescothick, 8.4 ov), 3-42 (Michael Vaughan, 13.4 ov), 4-43 (Alec Stewart, 14.4 ov), 5-63 (Craig White, 20.1 ov), 6-71 (Nasser Hussain, 22.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas301103.6600
D Hettiarachchi31501.6600
M Muralitharan812613.2500
CRD Fernando20713.5001
ST Jayasuriya8.302442.8200
MATCH DETAILS
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Sri Lanka 2000/01
Player Of The Match
Graham Thorpe
Player Of The Series
Darren Gough
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1537
Season2000/01
Match days15,16,17 March 2001 (5-day match)
debut
Dinuka Hettiarachchi
Umpires
Asoka de Silva
David Orchard
TV Umpire
B.C. Cooray
Match Referee
Hanumant Singh
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 15 Mar - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 221/7 (WPUJC Vaas 2*, CRD Fernando 0*, 91 ov)
Fri, 16 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 175/4 (GP Thorpe 71*, MP Vaughan 26*, 78 ov)
Sat, 17 Mar - day 3 - England 2nd innings 74/6 (24.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 3
  • Play start 1/2 hour delayed due to unnatural wicket condition
  • England 200 runs in 92.5 overs 368 mins (Thorpe 85*, Croft 11*)
  • Thorpe 100 runs off 250 balls 301 mins (10x4)
  • Lunch: England 248/9, 109 overs 431 mins (Thorpe 112*, Gough 14*)
  • England all out 249 runs, 109.5 overs, 432 mins
  • Sri Lanka 50 runs in 15.3 overs 75 mins (de Silva 19*, Jayawardene 9*)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 71/7, 22 overs 107 mins (Dilshan 5*, Fernando 1*)
  • England 50 runs in 17.3 overs (Thorpe 16*, White 2*)
  • day 3 - England 2nd innings 74/6 (24.3 ov) - end of match
Day 2
  • England took the 2nd new ball after 99 overs, Sri Lanka 240/8 (Vaas 19*, Hettiarchchi 0*)
  • Sri Lanka all out 241, 101.1 overs, 360 mins
  • Lunch: England 44/0, 17 overs, 65 mins (Atherton 20*, Trescothick 23*)
  • England 50 runs in 21.3 overs 91 mins (Trescothick 23*, Hussain 3*)
  • Hettiarachchi take his first Test wicket in 25th ball (4.1 overs)
  • England 100 runs in 39.4 overs 170 mins (Thorpe 39*, Vaughan 1*)
  • Tea: England 117/4, 47 overs 191 mins (Thorpe 42*, Vaughan 5*)
  • Thorpe 50 runs off 116 balls 128 mins (6x4)
  • England 150 runs in 65.2 overs 200 mins (Thorpe 62*, Vaughan 19*)
  • day 2 - England 1st innings 175/4 (GP Thorpe 71*, MP Vaughan 26*, 78 ov)
Day 1
  • Sri Lanka 50 runs in 14.3 overs 71 mins (Jayasuriya 25*, Sangakkara 21*)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 88/1, 28 overs 120 mins (Jayasuriya 35*, Sangakkara 45*)
  • Sri Lanka 100 runs in 35.1 overs 149 mins (Jayasuriya 40* de Silva 5*)
  • Sri Lanka 150 runs in 56.1 overs 221 mins (de Silva 25*, Jayawardene 24*)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 158/3, 60 overs 240 mins (de Silva 28*, Jayawardene 28*)
  • Jayawardene 50 runs off 97 balls, 107 mins (7x4)
  • Sri Lanka 200 runs in 74.5 overs 323 mins (de Silva 36*, Jayawardene 62*)
  • day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 221/7 (WPUJC Vaas 2*, CRD Fernando 0*, 91 ov)
Day 0
  • 12th Man: HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), G Hick (England)
  • Stand by Umpire: TM Samarasinghe
  • After a bad second test match in Kandy the Sri Lanka side had made two changes to the side, Dinuk Hettiarachchi makes his test debut by replacing Kumar Dharmasena and right arm quicky Dilhara Fernando replaces Nuwan Zoysa, Meanwhile England makes one change, Graham Hick is replaced by Michael Vaughan.