Result
2nd Test, Hamilton, Mar 14-17 1997, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand
222 & 273
(76.2 ov, target 326)
170 & 205
New Zealand won by 120 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
New Zealand 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
BA Pocock c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan852392885035.56
BA Young run out (PA de Silva)428440014.28
MJ Horne  b Zoysa21821022025.60
SP Fleming (c)c Mahanama b Zoysa214150014.28
NJ Astle lbw b Zoysa01210000.00
CL Cairns c Ranatunga b Dharmasena1053620018.86
AC Parore run out (Mahanama)2535474071.42
DN Patel c Dharmasena b Muralitharan1321362061.90
DL Vettori  b Muralitharan412171033.33
SB Doull c PA de Silva b Vaas2030472066.66
HT Davis not out834311023.52
Extras(b 11, lb 9, nb 10)30
TOTAL(90.4 Ov, RR: 2.44)222
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Bryan Young), 2-88 (Matt Horne), 3-96 (Stephen Fleming), 4-100 (Nathan Astle), 5-126 (Chris Cairns), 6-172 (Adam Parore), 7-172 (Blair Pocock), 8-178 (Daniel Vettori), 9-203 (Dipak Patel), 10-222 (Simon Doull)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas12.413212.5203
DNT Zoysa1834732.6107
KSC de Silva1543602.4000
HDPK Dharmasena2273911.7700
M Muralitharan2244331.9502
ST Jayasuriya10505.0000
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya c Astle b Davis2036462055.55
RS Mahanama lbw b Vettori45841364053.57
HP Tillakaratne c Young b Doull22841007.14
PA de Silva c †Parore b Vettori1230050.00
A Ranatunga (c)lbw b Davis423300017.39
RS Kaluwitharana c †Parore b Davis1124262045.83
HDPK Dharmasena c Fleming b Davis27861192131.39
WPUJC Vaas c Pocock b Vettori28981204028.57
DNT Zoysa c Doull b Vettori1416281187.50
KSC de Silva not out01219000.00
M Muralitharan c †Parore b Davis54510125.00
Extras(lb 9, nb 3, w 1)13
TOTAL(68.2 Ov, RR: 2.48)170
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 2-57 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 3-58 (Aravinda de Silva), 4-76 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 5-87 (Roshan Mahanama), 6-93 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 7-144 (Kumar Dharmasena), 8-154 (Chaminda Vaas), 9-165 (Nuwan Zoysa), 10-170 (Muttiah Muralitharan)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
SB Doull1341911.4602
HT Davis20.236353.0911
NJ Astle31802.6600
DL Vettori2484641.9100
DN Patel822503.1200
New Zealand 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
BA Young c Ranatunga b Dharmasena621271678148.81
BA Pocock c Mahanama b Zoysa711221063.63
MJ Horne st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan1664831025.00
SP Fleming (c) b Muralitharan591171778150.42
NJ Astle c Mahanama b Vaas521511915234.43
CL Cairns c sub (UDU Chandana) b Muralitharan417211023.52
AC Parore run out (Tillakaratne)2650033.33
DN Patel c PA de Silva b Dharmasena415140026.66
DL Vettori  b Zoysa636360016.66
SB Doull c Mahanama b Zoysa2530413083.33
HT Davis not out219360010.52
Extras(b 9, lb 11, nb 7, w 7)34
TOTAL(97.4 Ov, RR: 2.79)273
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Blair Pocock), 2-64 (Matt Horne), 3-108 (Bryan Young), 4-183 (Stephen Fleming), 5-198 (Chris Cairns), 6-201 (Adam Parore), 7-211 (Dipak Patel), 8-239 (Nathan Astle), 9-243 (Daniel Vettori), 10-273 (Simon Doull)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas1533412.2600
DNT Zoysa22.475332.3373
HDPK Dharmasena2457523.1200
KSC de Silva1022902.9000
M Muralitharan2676232.3804
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (target: 326 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya run out (Doull)3470075.00
RS Mahanama lbw b Doull651882526034.57
HP Tillakaratne  b Vettori1026351038.46
WPUJC Vaas c Patel b Vettori836511022.22
PA de Silva lbw b Doull516240031.25
A Ranatunga (c)c Doull b Vettori3370993147.14
RS Kaluwitharana lbw b Doull13122320108.33
HDPK Dharmasena not out3857693166.66
DNT Zoysa c †Parore b Vettori1330313043.33
KSC de Silva c Young b Davis0812000.00
M Muralitharan c Cairns b Vettori711161063.63
Extras(b 4, lb 5, w 1)10
TOTAL(76.2 Ov, RR: 2.68)205
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 2-16 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 3-40 (Chaminda Vaas), 4-50 (Aravinda de Silva), 5-129 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 6-147 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 7-152 (Roshan Mahanama), 8-185 (Nuwan Zoysa), 9-186 (Sajeewa de Silva), 10-205 (Muttiah Muralitharan)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
SB Doull1543432.2600
HT Davis1743512.0510
DL Vettori29.288452.8600
DN Patel1253402.8300
NJ Astle31903.0000
MATCH DETAILS
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Daniel Vettori
Series resultNew Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1359
Season1996/97
Match days14,15,16,17 March 1997 (5-day match)
Test debut
Sajeewa de Silva
Umpires
Mahboob Shah
Doug Cowie
TV Umpire
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
Peter Burge
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 14 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 222
Sat, 15 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 2nd innings 53/1 (BA Young 22*, MJ Horne 14*)
Sun, 16 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 20/2 (RS Mahanama 6*, WPUJC Vaas 0*)
Mon, 17 Mar - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 205 (76.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 3
  • Lunch: NZ 132/3 (Fleming 22*, Astle 9*)
  • Tea: NZ 204/6 (Astle 29*, Patel 3*)
  • SP Fleming 50 off 108 balls, 163 mins, 8x4. 13th Test 50.
  • When SP Fleming was bowled by M Muralitharan he became the first Sri Lankan bowler to take 100 Test wickets.
  • NJ Astle 50 off 140 balls, 179 mins, 5x4, 2x6.
Day 2
  • Lunch: SL 75/3 (Mahanama 41*, Ranatunga 4*)
  • Tea: SL 144/6 (Dharmasena 27*, Vaas 21*)
  • HT Davis 5-63 is his best bowling figures in Tests (previous best: 3-34 v Sri Lanka at Dunedin in 1996-97). Maiden 5-wicket haul.
  • DL Vettori 4-46 is his best bowling figures in Tests (previous best: 4-97 v England at Christchurch in 1996-97).
Day 1
  • Lunch: NZ 67/1 (Pocock 37*, Horne 16*)
  • Tea: NZ 133/5 (Pocock 73*, Parore 4*)
  • BA Pocock 50 off 124 balls, 3x4. 3rd Test 50.
  • BA Pocock's 85 is his highest score in Tests (previous best: 70 v England at Auckland, 1996-97).