Result
1st Test, Colombo (RPS), Aug 2-6 1997, India tour of Sri Lanka
537/8d
(271 ov)
952/6d
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
India 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
NR Mongia c Jayawardene b Pushpakumara738580018.42
NS Sidhu c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas11120025013255.50
R Dravid c & b Jayasuriya6919725010035.02
SR Tendulkar (c)c Jayawardene b Muralitharan14324729220057.89
M Azharuddin c & b Muralitharan12619929011063.31
SC Ganguly c Mahanama b Jayasuriya055000.00
A Kumble not out27761112035.52
RK Chauhan c Vaas b Jayasuriya2349443146.93
A Kuruvilla c Atapattu b Pushpakumara910240190.00
Extras(b 10, nb 12)22
TOTAL(167.3 Ov, RR: 3.2)537/8d
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Nayan Mongia), 2-183 (Navjot Sidhu), 3-230 (Rahul Dravid), 4-451 (Sachin Tendulkar), 5-451 (Sourav Ganguly), 6-479 (Mohammad Azharuddin), 7-516 (Rajesh Chauhan), 8-537 (Abey Kuruvilla)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas2358013.4700
KR Pushpakumara19.329724.9700
DPMD Jayawardene20603.0000
M Muralitharan65917422.6708
KJ Silva39312203.1208
ST Jayasuriya1834532.5000
MS Atapattu10303.0000
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya c Ganguly b Chauhan34057879936258.82
MS Atapattu c †Mongia b Kulkarni2631425083.87
RS Mahanama lbw b Kumble22556175327040.10
PA de Silva c Prasad b Ganguly12621129316059.71
A Ranatunga (c)run out (sub [Jadeja]/†Mongia)8611015014078.18
DPMD Jayawardene c Kulkarni b Ganguly6610513310062.85
RS Kaluwitharana not out1427421051.85
WPUJC Vaas not out1124360045.83
Extras(b 28, lb 9, nb 14, w 7)58
TOTAL(271 Ov, RR: 3.51)952/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Marvan Atapattu), 2-615 (Roshan Mahanama), 3-615 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 4-790 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 5-921 (Mahela Jayawardene), 6-924 (Aravinda de Silva)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
BKV Prasad2418803.6611
A Kuruvilla1427405.2805
RK Chauhan78827613.5339
A Kumble72722313.0906
NM Kulkarni701219512.7800
SC Ganguly905325.8800
SR Tendulkar21201.0000
R Dravid20402.0000
MATCH DETAILS
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossIndia , elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Sanath Jayasuriya
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1374
Season1997
Match days2,3,4,5,6 August 1997 (5-day match)
Test debut
Mahela Jayawardene
Nilesh Kulkarni
Umpires
Steve Randell
K.T.Francis
TV Umpire
Peter Manuel
Match Referee
John Reid
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 02 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 280/3 (SR Tendulkar 65*, M Azharuddin 18*)
Sun, 03 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 39/1 (ST Jayasuriya 12*)
Mon, 04 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 322/1 (ST Jayasuriya 175*, RS Mahanama 115*)
Tue, 05 Aug - day 4 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 587/1 (ST Jayasuriya 326*, RS Mahanama 211*)
Wed, 06 Aug - day 5 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 952/6d (271 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 4
  • ST Jayasuriya 340 off 578 balls, 36x4 2x6. * 50 off 71 balls, 9x4. * 100 off 138 balls, 14x4. * 150 off 235 balls, 19x4. * 200 off 327 balls, 25x4. * Highest Test score in Sri Lanka (previous: DSBP Kuruppu 201*, Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), 1986/87). * Personal High Score in First-class cricket (previous: 207* for Sri Lanka 'B' v Pakistan 'B', 1988/89) * 250 off 425 balls, 29x4. * Highest Test score by a Sri Lankan (previous: PA de Silva 267 v New Zealand at Wellington, 1990/91). * Highest First-class score by a Sri Lankan * Highest First-class score in Sri Lanka (previous: FMM Worrell 285, Commonwealth v Ceylon at Colombo, 1950/51). * 300 off 518 balls, 32x4, 1x6. * First ever Sri Lankan to score 300 runs in a Test innings. * Highest Test score against India (previous: GA Gooch 333, England v India at Lord's, 1990). * 4th Highest score in Test history (Highest: BC Lara 375, West Indies v England at St John's, 1993/94).
  • RS Mahanama 225 off 561 balls, 27x4 0x6 * 100 off 244 balls, 10x4 * 150 off 346 balls, 18x4 * Personal High score in First-class cricket (previous: 153 for Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Moratuwa, 1992/93). * 200 off 480 balls, 22x4
  • ST Jayasuriya and RS Mahanama partnership: 576 runs * Highest Test partnership for any wicket for Sri Lanka (previous: 240* for the 4th wicket, AP Gurusinha and A Ranatunga, v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), 1985/86). * Highest Test partnership for any wicket in Sri Lanka (previous: 246* for the 6th wicket, JJ Crowe and RJ Hadlee, New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Colombo (CCC), 1986/87). * Highest First-class partnership for the 2nd wicket in Sri Lanka (previous: 289 WAMP Perera and TP Kodikara, Antonians v Rio SC at Colombo, 1992/93). * Highest First-class partnership for any wicket in Sri Lanka (previous: 315 for the 3rd wicket, ST Perera and RS Kalpage, Bloomfield v Antonians at Colombo, 1995/96). * Highest Test partnership for the 2nd wicket (previous: 451 WH Ponsford and DG Bradman, Australia v England at The Oval, 1934). * Highest Test partnership for any wicket against India (previous: 451 Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar at Hyderabad, 1982/83). * Highest Test partnership for any wicket (previous: 467 MD Crowe and AH Jones, New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, 1990/91). * Highest First-class partnership for the 2nd wicket (previous: 475 Zahir Alam and LS Rajput, Assam v Tripura at Gauhati, 1991/92). * Longest Test partnership for any wicket (previous: 579 minutes, GStA Sobers and FMM Worrell, West Indies v England at Bridgetown, 1959/60). * First ever 500 run Test partnership * First time a partnership remained unbroken throughout 2 complete days of Test cricket. * (Note: Sobers and Worrell in 1959/60 batted throughout 2 days with an hour lost to rain.) * 2nd highest partnership for any wicket in First-class cricket (Highest: 577, VS Hazare and Gul Mahomed, Baroda v Holkar at Baroda, 1946/47).
  • Sri Lanka team total * Highest Test score with only 1 wicket fallen (previous: 533/1, West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, 1957/58). * Highest Test score for Sri Lanka (previous: 547/8 v Australia at Colombo (SSC), 1992/93). * Highest First-class score in Sri Lanka (previous: 549/8d, West Indies v Ceylon at Colombo, 1966/67). * Highest Test score against India (previous: 699/5, Pakistan v India at Lahore, 1989/90). * Highest team total in a Test match (previous: 903/7d, England v Australia at The Oval, 1938). * 3rd highest team total in First-class cricket (Highest: 1107, Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, 1926/27).
Day 3
  • Mahanama had an all run 4.
  • ST Jayasuriya and RS Mahanama batted throughout the full day. This was the 12th occasion in Test cricket.
Day 2
  • Tendulkar had an all run 4 (due to overthrows).
  • NM Kulkarni took the wicket of MS Atapattu with his first ball in Test cricket. This was the 12th occasion in Test cricket.