Result
1st Test, Colombo (RPS), May 27-31 1998, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
305 & 444/6d
(131.5 ov, target 465)
285 & 297
New Zealand won by 167 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
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Scorecard summary
New Zealand305(105.2 overs)1st Innings
Sri Lanka285(90.2 overs)1st Innings
New Zealand444/6d(123 overs)2nd Innings
Sri Lanka297(131.5 overs)2nd Innings
Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Stephen Fleming
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1415
Season1998
Match days27,28,29,30,31 May 1998 (5-day match)
Test debut
Niroshan Bandaratilleke
Malinga Bandara
Paul Wiseman
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
K.T.Francis
TV Umpire
Udaya Wickramasinghe
Match Referee
Talat Ali