Result
1st Test, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies at St John's, Jun 13-15 1997
223 & 152
(49.2 ov, target 187)
189 & 189/4
West Indies won by 6 wickets
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya  b Hooper851152239273.91
RS Mahanama c †Browne b Ambrose14130025.00
RP Arnold c Williams b Ambrose011000.00
PA de Silva c Walsh b Ambrose0811000.00
A Ranatunga (c)run out (Ambrose/†Browne)421161536036.20
HP Tillakaratne retired hurt15150020.00
RS Kaluwitharana hit wicket b Bishop2378895029.48
HDPK Dharmasena c †Browne b Ambrose2963903046.03
KR Pushpakumara c Reifer b Bishop18130012.50
KSC de Silva c Reifer b Ambrose617291035.29
M Muralitharan not out6991066.66
Extras(b 4, lb 11, nb 14)29
TOTAL(68.1 Ov, RR: 3.27)223
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Roshan Mahanama), 2-19 (Russel Arnold), 3-23 (Aravinda de Silva), 4-133 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 4-139* (Hashan Tillakaratne, retired not out ), 5-171 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 6-206 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 7-210 (Ravindra Pushpakumara), 8-216 (Kumar Dharmasena), 9-223 (Sajeewa de Silva)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
CEL Ambrose13.133752.8105
IR Bishop1534422.9302
CA Walsh1104604.1804
FA Rose1023203.2003
CL Hooper1924912.5700
West Indies 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
SL Campbell c Muralitharan b KSC de Silva501171593042.73
SC Williams c Arnold b Pushpakumara21193630110.52
FL Reifer c †Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara2961794047.54
BC Lara c †Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara069000.00
CL Hooper lbw b Muralitharan2754855050.00
RIC Holder c & b Dharmasena2852595053.84
CO Browne c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan01216000.00
IR Bishop  b Muralitharan526360019.23
CEL Ambrose not out1126321142.30
FA Rose  b Muralitharan056000.00
CA Walsh (c) b Muralitharan011000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 8)18
TOTAL(60.4 Ov, RR: 3.11)189
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Stuart Williams), 2-94 (Floyd Reifer), 3-97 (Brian Lara), 4-122 (Sherwin Campbell), 5-168 (Carl Hooper), 6-168 (Roland Holder), 7-172 (Courtney Browne), 8-189 (Ian Bishop), 9-189 (Franklyn Rose), 10-189 (Courtney Walsh)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
KSC de Silva1315614.3001
KR Pushpakumara1526234.1305
HDPK Dharmasena841912.3700
M Muralitharan23.4133451.4302
ST Jayasuriya10808.0000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya c Hooper b Ambrose033000.00
RS Mahanama c †Browne b Ambrose1433612042.42
RP Arnold c †Browne b Ambrose1229292041.37
PA de Silva c †Browne b Bishop4752777190.38
A Ranatunga (c)c Rose b Bishop1317442076.47
RS Kaluwitharana c †Browne b Walsh1622353072.72
HDPK Dharmasena c Walsh b Rose3147684065.95
KR Pushpakumara c Williams b Rose814260157.14
KSC de Silva not out24130050.00
M Muralitharan c Williams b Rose022000.00
HP Tillakaratne absent hurt-
Extras(lb 2, nb 7)9
TOTAL(35 Ov, RR: 4.34)152
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 2-17 (Russel Arnold), 3-41 (Roshan Mahanama), 4-85 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 5-91 (Aravinda de Silva), 6-113 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 7-140 (Ravindra Pushpakumara), 8-151 (Kumar Dharmasena), 9-152 (Muttiah Muralitharan)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
CEL Ambrose904134.5502
CA Walsh1003713.7003
FA Rose914334.7701
IR Bishop702924.1400
West Indies 2nd Innings (target: 187 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
SL Campbell c Mahanama b Muralitharan791451907054.48
SC Williams c sub b Muralitharan8311815512270.33
FL Reifer  b Dharmasena13743002.70
BC Lara c sub b Muralitharan42210200.00
CL Hooper not out64801150.00
RIC Holder not out00100-
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 9, w 1)16
TOTAL(49.2 Ov, RR: 3.83)189/4
Fall of wickets: 1-160 (Stuart Williams), 2-178 (Sherwin Campbell), 3-182 (Brian Lara), 4-183 (Floyd Reifer)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
KSC de Silva923503.8811
KR Pushpakumara803804.7501
M Muralitharan21.257233.3706
ST Jayasuriya401704.2500
HDPK Dharmasena722113.0001
MATCH DETAILS
Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua
TossWest Indies , elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of West Indies
Player Of The Match
Sir Curtly Ambrose
Series resultWest Indies led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1369
Season1997
Match days13,14,15 June 1997 (5-day match)
Test debut
Floyd Reifer
Umpires
Steve Dunne
Lloyd Barker
TV Umpire
Pat Whyte
Match Referee
Talat Ali
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 13 Jun - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 56/1 (SL Campbell 24*, FL Reifer 10*)
Sat, 14 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 151/8 (KSC de Silva 2*)
Sun, 15 Jun - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 189/4 (49.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 2
  • Bishop was dropped when 0 by Mahanama off Dharmasena.
  • In the Sri Lankan 2nd innings the ball was replaced after 3.1 overs.
Day 1
  • HP Tillakaratne retired hurt at 139/4 (fractured forearm after being struck by Walsh).
  • With KSC de Silva's wicket Ambrose reached the mark of 300 wickets in Tests