Result
3rd Test, Colombo (SSC), Jun 10-13 1998, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
206 & 282
(54.3 ov, target 296)
193 & 131
Sri Lanka won by 164 runs
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya c Young b Cairns1327312048.14
MS Atapattu c Vettori b Wiseman481381756034.78
DPMD Jayawardene c †Parore b Cairns1626282061.53
PA de Silva c Spearman b Cairns4631066.66
A Ranatunga (c)run out (McMillan)425390016.00
HP Tillakaratne c Young b McMillan431351573031.85
RS Kaluwitharana  b McMillan2878704035.89
HDPK Dharmasena c †Parore b Cairns1142602026.19
GP Wickramasinghe not out2444682054.54
MRCN Bandaratilleke lbw b Vettori5991055.55
M Muralitharan c Astle b Cairns1540020.00
Extras(b 1, lb 8)9
TOTAL(88.4 Ov, RR: 2.32)206
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 8.1 ov), 2-52 (Mahela Jayawardene, 16.1 ov), 3-56 (Aravinda de Silva, 16.6 ov), 4-70 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 26.4 ov), 5-102 (Marvan Atapattu, 46.2 ov), 6-156 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 69.6 ov), 7-163 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 76.2 ov), 8-196 (Kumar Dharmasena, 82.1 ov), 9-201 (Niroshan Bandaratilleke, 87.2 ov), 10-206 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 88.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
CL Cairns17.416253.5001
DL Vettori2575212.0800
MW Priest24113501.4500
PJ Wiseman1042112.1000
CD McMillan1252722.2500
New Zealand 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
BA Young c Atapattu b Bandaratilleke220330010.00
CM Spearman c de Silva b Wickramasinghe410160040.00
SP Fleming (c) b Wickramasinghe782333148033.47
NJ Astle c Atapattu b Dharmasena1634424047.05
MJ Horne c Tillakaratne b de Silva3568773051.47
CD McMillan st †Kaluwitharana b de Silva2370066.66
AC Parore lbw b de Silva1948472039.58
CL Cairns run out (Jayawardene)613190046.15
MW Priest c sub (ASA Perera) b Muralitharan1274742016.21
DL Vettori c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan052000.00
PJ Wiseman not out11925005.26
Extras(b 11, lb 2, nb 5)18
TOTAL(86.3 Ov, RR: 2.23)193
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Craig Spearman, 4.2 ov), 2-7 (Bryan Young, 5.3 ov), 3-30 (Nathan Astle, 16.3 ov), 4-94 (Matt Horne, 38.6 ov), 5-98 (Craig McMillan, 40.3 ov), 6-128 (Adam Parore, 54.6 ov), 7-143 (Chris Cairns, 59.3 ov), 8-181 (Mark Priest, 81.4 ov), 9-183 (Daniel Vettori, 83.4 ov), 10-193 (Stephen Fleming, 86.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GP Wickramasinghe6.33721.0700
MRCN Bandaratilleke2064812.4000
HDPK Dharmasena1843511.9400
PA de Silva18.573031.5904
M Muralitharan23.136022.5803
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya c †Parore b Cairns88820100.00
MS Atapattu lbw b Vettori510151050.00
DPMD Jayawardene c Horne b Vettori1140551027.50
PA de Silva c Astle b Vettori315200020.00
A Ranatunga (c)c Cairns b Priest64961149066.66
HP Tillakaratne  b Vettori4072967055.55
RS Kaluwitharana lbw b Priest881461708060.27
HDPK Dharmasena  b McMillan1154550020.37
GP Wickramasinghe c Fleming b Vettori01520000.00
MRCN Bandaratilleke c Fleming b Vettori715191046.66
M Muralitharan not out2642604061.90
Extras(b 8, lb 10, nb 1)19
TOTAL(84.5 Ov, RR: 3.32)282
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 2.2 ov), 2-16 (Marvan Atapattu, 3.2 ov), 3-24 (Aravinda de Silva, 15.2 ov), 4-36 (Mahela Jayawardene, 15.5 ov), 5-138 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 38.4 ov), 6-140 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 41.1 ov), 7-188 (Kumar Dharmasena, 57.4 ov), 8-193 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 62.4 ov), 9-211 (Niroshan Bandaratilleke, 68.2 ov), 10-282 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 84.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
CL Cairns1707514.4101
DL Vettori33106461.9300
NJ Astle30802.6600
PJ Wiseman622904.8300
CD McMillan1424613.2800
MW Priest11.504223.5400
New Zealand 2nd Innings (target: 296 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
BA Young st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan2456863042.85
CM Spearman c & b Muralitharan22781093028.20
SP Fleming (c)lbw b Dharmasena319210015.78
NJ Astle c & b Muralitharan1666953024.24
MJ Horne c †Kaluwitharana b Bandaratilleke1227381044.44
CD McMillan c Jayawardene b Muralitharan11110009.09
AC Parore  b Bandaratilleke215210013.33
CL Cairns  b Bandaratilleke2640372265.00
MW Priest  b Bandaratilleke215280013.33
DL Vettori  b Muralitharan3550060.00
PJ Wiseman not out011000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 10, nb 4)20
TOTAL(54.3 Ov, RR: 2.4)131
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Bryan Young), 2-57 (Craig Spearman), 3-63 (Stephen Fleming), 4-82 (Matt Horne), 5-84 (Craig McMillan), 6-93 (Adam Parore), 7-105 (Nathan Astle), 8-128 (Chris Cairns), 9-131 (Mark Priest), 10-131 (Daniel Vettori)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GP Wickramasinghe62500.8301
MRCN Bandaratilleke1735243.0500
PA de Silva301404.6600
HDPK Dharmasena1021411.4000
M Muralitharan18.383051.6203
MATCH DETAILS
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Romesh Kaluwitharana
Player Of The Series
Muttiah Muralitharan
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1418
Season1998
Match days10,11,12,13 June 1998 (5-day match)
Umpires
V.K.Ramaswamy
Peter Manuel
TV Umpire
Ignatius Anandappa
Match Referee
Talat Ali
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 10 Jun - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 200/8 (GP Wickramasinghe 20*, MRCN Bandaratilleke 4*)
Thu, 11 Jun - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 193
Fri, 12 Jun - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 10/0 (BA Young 7*, CM Spearman 1*)
Sat, 13 Jun - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 131 (54.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • It is only the 5th time in Test history that a side has lost the first Test of a 3-match series and gone on to win the series. It is the 4th time in the last 4 seasons, and Sri Lanka become the first side to achieve this feat twice. New Zealand also become the first side to lose a 3-match series twice after winning the first Test.