Result
Only Test, The Oval, Aug 27-31 1998, Sri Lanka tour of England
445 & 181
(5 ov, target 36)
591 & 37/0
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Butcher c Jayasuriya b Wickramasinghe1026291038.46
SP James c & b Muralitharan361111333032.43
GA Hick c †Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe10723834714044.95
AJ Stewart (c) †c Tillakaratne b Perera2960022.22
MR Ramprakash c Jayawardene b Muralitharan531491754035.57
JP Crawley not out15624931819162.65
BC Hollioake c Atapattu b Muralitharan1453881026.41
DG Cork  b Muralitharan648740012.50
IDK Salisbury  b Muralitharan217160011.76
D Gough c †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan48151050.00
ARC Fraser  b Muralitharan3252593261.53
Extras(b 1, lb 11, nb 9, w 2)23
TOTAL(158.3 Ov, RR: 2.8)445
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Mark Butcher, 6.6 ov), 2-78 (Steve James, 33.2 ov), 3-81 (Alec Stewart, 34.6 ov), 4-209 (Mark Ramprakash, 81.3 ov), 5-230 (Graeme Hick, 94.2 ov), 6-277 (Ben Hollioake, 115.3 ov), 7-333 (Dominic Cork, 134.1 ov), 8-343 (Ian Salisbury, 138.4 ov), 9-356 (Darren Gough, 142.3 ov), 10-445 (Angus Fraser, 158.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GP Wickramasinghe3048122.7021
ASA Perera401010412.6000
HDPK Dharmasena1835503.0500
M Muralitharan59.31415572.6008
ST Jayasuriya1103803.4500
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya c †Stewart b Hollioake21327834633176.61
MS Atapattu lbw b Cork1526551057.69
DPMD Jayawardene c Hollioake b Fraser940560022.50
PA de Silva c †Stewart b Hollioake15229246117052.05
A Ranatunga (c)lbw b Gough51991387151.51
HP Tillakaratne lbw b Gough011000.00
RS Kaluwitharana c Crawley b Cork2550572050.00
HDPK Dharmasena lbw b Fraser1339612033.33
ASA Perera not out43771046155.84
GP Wickramasinghe  b Fraser0711000.00
M Muralitharan c †Stewart b Salisbury3036555083.33
Extras(b 15, lb 20, nb 4, w 1)40
TOTAL(156.5 Ov, RR: 3.76)591
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Marvan Atapattu, 12.1 ov), 2-85 (Mahela Jayawardene, 25.2 ov), 3-328 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 79.3 ov), 4-450 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 112.1 ov), 5-450 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 112.2 ov), 6-488 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 125.5 ov), 7-504 (Aravinda de Silva, 132.4 ov), 8-526 (Kumar Dharmasena, 141.1 ov), 9-532 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 143.5 ov), 10-591 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 156.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
D Gough30510223.4000
ARC Fraser2339534.1300
BC Hollioake26210524.0311
DG Cork36512823.5503
IDK Salisbury25.578613.3200
MR Ramprakash502404.8000
MA Butcher1121601.4500
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Butcher st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan1545533033.33
SP James c Jayawardene b Muralitharan251501851016.66
GA Hick lbw b Muralitharan024000.00
AJ Stewart (c) †run out (sub [Chandana])321451491022.06
MR Ramprakash c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan422202463019.09
JP Crawley  b Muralitharan1459532023.72
BC Hollioake lbw b Muralitharan011000.00
DG Cork c †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan823222034.78
IDK Salisbury lbw b Muralitharan042000.00
D Gough  b Muralitharan151331452011.27
ARC Fraser not out065000.00
Extras(b 7, lb 8, nb 14, w 1)30
TOTAL(129.2 Ov, RR: 1.39)181
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Mark Butcher, 14.6 ov), 2-25 (Graeme Hick, 16.2 ov), 3-78 (Steve James, 52.1 ov), 4-93 (Alec Stewart, 58.6 ov), 5-116 (John Crawley, 77.1 ov), 6-116 (Ben Hollioake, 77.2 ov), 7-127 (Dominic Cork, 85.1 ov), 8-127 (Ian Salisbury, 85.5 ov), 9-180 (Mark Ramprakash, 127.1 ov), 10-181 (Darren Gough, 129.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GP Wickramasinghe401604.0000
ASA Perera1122202.0010
M Muralitharan54.2276591.19012
HDPK Dharmasena19.3131200.6100
ST Jayasuriya28143001.0700
PA de Silva10.331601.5200
DPMD Jayawardene20502.5000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (target: 36 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya not out24172222141.17
MS Atapattu not out913221069.23
Extras(lb 4)4
TOTAL(5 Ov, RR: 7.4)37/0
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
ARC Fraser201909.5000
DG Cork20301.5000
BC Hollioake1011011.0000
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossSri Lanka , elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of England
Player Of The Match
Muttiah Muralitharan
Series resultSri Lanka won the one-off match
Match numberTest no. 1423
Season1998
Match days27,28,29,30,31 August 1998 (5-day match)
Test debut
Suresh Perera
Umpires
Eddie Nicholls
David Shepherd
TV Umpire
John Holder
Match Referee
Ahmed Ebrahim
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 27 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 228/4 (GA Hick 107*, JP Crawley 10*, 91 ov)
Fri, 28 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 79/1 (ST Jayasuriya 59*, DPMD Jayawardene 4*, 20 ov)
Sat, 29 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 446/3 (PA de Silva 125*, A Ranatunga 50*, 110 ov)
Sun, 30 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 54/2 (SP James 20*, AJ Stewart 15*, 42 ov)
Mon, 31 Aug - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 37/0 (5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 5
  • UDU Chandana substituted for PA de Silva
  • MS Atapattu scored his 1000th Test run
  • Muralitharan took his 200th Test wicket when he dismissed Cork
  • Muralitharan's 9/65 was the best bowling in Tests by a Sri Lankan, and the 7th best analysis of all time in Tests
  • Muralitharan's match figures of 16/220 are the best by a Sri Lankan, and the 5th best analysis of all time in Tests
Day 3
  • When de Silva reached 23, he became the first Sri Lankan to reach 5000 Test runs
  • de Silva and Jayasuriya's stand of 243 was the highest for any Sri Lankan wicket against England, or for their third wicket against any country.
Day 2
  • Crawley and Fraser's partnership beats the previous record for England v Sri Lanka (40, between Malcolm and Emburey in 1993).