Result
2nd Test, Colombo (SSC), Jan 14-18 1998, Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka
251 & 299
(113.5 ov, target 326)
225 & 326/5
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Player Of The Match
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GJ Rennie c †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan501031376048.54
GW Flower  b Pushpakumara4156778073.21
MW Goodwin  b Anurasiri731282029057.03
GJ Whittall run out (Muralitharan)1132381034.37
A Flower c & b Anurasiri837480021.62
ADR Campbell (c)c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas441091297040.36
CB Wishart lbw b Muralitharan214160014.28
PA Strang c Pushpakumara b Anurasiri518200027.77
HH Streak  b Vaas33338009.09
AR Whittall not out11616006.25
M Mbangwa lbw b Pushpakumara0912000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 9, w 1)13
TOTAL(90.2 Ov, RR: 2.77)251
Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Grant Flower), 2-110 (Gavin Rennie), 3-144 (Guy Whittall), 4-174 (Andy Flower), 5-201 (Murray Goodwin), 6-206 (Craig Wishart), 7-223 (Paul Strang), 8-240 (Heath Streak), 9-249 (Alistair Campbell), 10-251 (Pommie Mbangwa)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas1213522.9104
KR Pushpakumara12.224323.4811
PA de Silva713304.7100
M Muralitharan32107222.2504
SD Anurasiri2776532.4000
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya c GJ Whittall b Streak520290025.00
MS Atapattu c †A Flower b Strang48791349060.75
RS Mahanama  b Mbangwa830431026.66
PA de Silva c & b Streak2728384196.42
A Ranatunga (c)c Streak b Strang521432026036.36
HP Tillakaratne c Rennie b AR Whittall754810012.96
RS Kaluwitharana c †A Flower b Strang514771120108.51
SD Anurasiri not out325420012.00
M Muralitharan c †A Flower b Mbangwa117611157.14
KR Pushpakumara  b Strang1640016.66
WPUJC Vaas absent hurt-
Extras(lb 11, w 1)12
TOTAL(73.5 Ov, RR: 3.04)225
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 2-43 (Roshan Mahanama), 3-91 (Aravinda de Silva), 4-91 (Marvan Atapattu), 5-130 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 6-198 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 7-213 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 8-224 (Muttiah Muralitharan), 9-225 (Ravindra Pushpakumara)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
HH Streak1552821.8600
M Mbangwa1646123.8100
GJ Whittall301806.0010
PA Strang19.527743.8800
AR Whittall2063011.5000
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GJ Rennie c †Kaluwitharana b de Silva1220253060.00
GW Flower  b Jayasuriya521271734040.94
AR Whittall c Tillakaratne b de Silva217310011.76
MW Goodwin  b Jayasuriya3988965044.31
GJ Whittall c sub (DPMD Jayawardene) b Muralitharan1731422054.83
A Flower not out10523833710144.11
ADR Campbell (c)c †Kaluwitharana b Anurasiri371041525035.57
CB Wishart c †Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara18941251019.14
PA Strang  b Muralitharan318230016.66
HH Streak run out (†Kaluwitharana)1630016.66
M Mbangwa c de Silva b Muralitharan417201023.52
Extras(lb 6, nb 2, w 1)9
TOTAL(125.5 Ov, RR: 2.37)299
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Gavin Rennie), 2-34 (Andy Whittall), 3-104 (Murray Goodwin), 4-117 (Grant Flower), 5-128 (Guy Whittall), 6-204 (Alistair Campbell), 7-267 (Craig Wishart), 8-284 (Paul Strang), 9-286 (Heath Streak), 10-299 (Pommie Mbangwa)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
KR Pushpakumara1725413.1711
PA de Silva2346122.6500
M Muralitharan37.597331.9202
SD Anurasiri1974112.1500
ST Jayasuriya2996422.2000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (target: 326 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya c †A Flower b Streak681111688261.26
MS Atapattu c †A Flower b Streak0712000.00
RS Mahanama lbw b Mbangwa0917000.00
PA de Silva not out14331046016246.12
HP Tillakaratne lbw b Streak022000.00
RS Kaluwitharana c Campbell b Streak411271036.36
A Ranatunga (c)not out8723230312037.50
Extras(b 11, lb 13)24
TOTAL(113.5 Ov, RR: 2.86)326/5
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Marvan Atapattu), 2-10 (Roshan Mahanama), 3-115 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 4-115 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 5-137 (Romesh Kaluwitharana)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
HH Streak2568443.3600
M Mbangwa1453412.4200
GJ Whittall711201.7100
PA Strang2447503.1200
AR Whittall43109302.1600
MW Goodwin0.50404.8000
MATCH DETAILS
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossZimbabwe , elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Aravinda de Silva
Player Of The Series
Muttiah Muralitharan
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1395
Season1997/98
Match days14,15,16,17,18 January 1998 (5-day match)
Umpires
Saleem Badar
K.T.Francis
TV Umpire
Ignatius Anandappa
Match Referee
Raman Subba Row
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 14 Jan - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 251/9 (AR Whittall 1*, M Mbangwa 0*, 90 ov)
Thu, 15 Jan - day 2 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 24/1 (GW Flower 10*, AR Whittall 0*, 10 ov)
Fri, 16 Jan - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 241/6 (A Flower 61*, CB Wishart 14*, 104 ov)
Sat, 17 Jan - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 209/5 (PA de Silva 87*, A Ranatunga 29*, 64 ov)
Sun, 18 Jan - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 326/5 (113.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 4
  • Sri Lanka target for victory 326 in five sessions of play.
Day 3
  • GJ Whittall was Muralitharan's 150th Test wicket in his 36th Test - the first Sri Lankan bowler to reach this milestone.
Day 2
  • WPUJC Vaas was unable to bat in Sri Lanka's first innings, or take any further part in the match, due to measles.
Day 1
  • The high heat and humidity forced drinks to be taken every 45 minutes