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1st Test, Kandy, September 09 - 11, 1999, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
188 & 140
(T:95) 234 & 95/4

Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets

Player Of The Match
78 & 31*
Australia 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Details
Australia 1st Innings 
Michael Slater lbw b Vaas022000.00
Greg Blewett lbw b Zoysa048000.00
Justin Langer c de Silva b Vaas721291033.33
Mark Waugh c & b Vaas621311028.57
Steve Waugh (c)c de Silva b Zoysa1935553054.28
Ricky Ponting c & b Muralidaran9616024310160.00
Ian Healy st †Kaluwitharana b Muralidaran1114171078.57
Shane Warne c Atapattu b Zoysa097000.00
Jason Gillespie lbw b Muralidaran411241455033.06
Colin Miller c Atapattu b Muralidaran025000.00
Glenn McGrath not out 415201026.66
Extras(nb 4)4
TOTAL67.1 Ov (RR: 2.79, 264 Mts)188
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Michael Slater, 0.2 ov), 2-4 (Greg Blewett, 1.4 ov), 3-9 (Justin Langer, 6.3 ov), 4-16 (Mark Waugh, 8.2 ov), 5-40 (Steve Waugh, 18.5 ov), 6-59 (Ian Healy, 23.1 ov), 7-60 (Shane Warne, 24.5 ov), 8-167 (Jason Gillespie, 59.6 ov), 9-171 (Colin Miller, 61.2 ov), 10-188 (Ricky Ponting, 67.1 ov)
Chaminda Vaas1624332.68786003
0.2 to MJ Slater, seaming in, pitching on about the middle stump, struck in line with middle and off, would've hit off stump, and that didn't take long at all. 0/1
6.3 to JL Langer, pitching a little short, Langer with a very unconfident shot, pushing tentatively, edges straight to the first slip, he's is a gone. 9/3
8.2 to ME Waugh, awfully played down the wicket, spectacularly gathered by the bowler, Waugh misjudging the length, Sri Lanka's having a party and everyone's invited. 16/4
Nuwan Zoysa1323832.92614001
1.4 to GS Blewett, rolling his fingers over it, off cutter, short of a length, into Blewett's knee roll in front of middle and off. Did someone say Calcutta?. 4/2
18.5 to SR Waugh, quick but wide of the off stump, Waugh playing a late slashing cut shot, awful amateurish rubbish, top edge flies to the first slip, the one-man-team is all out. 40/5
24.5 to SK Warne, another short one, Warne decides to go for it, falls into the most obvious trap in the world, it had flashing lights and loud sirens, straight down the deep square leg's throat. 60/7
Muthiah Muralidaran25.146342.501187000
23.1 to IA Healy, and there's numero 6 before lunch, Healy coming down the pitch, missing the shot at the pitch of the ball, bowled or stumped, it's your choice, Australia's dual teams policy working a treat. 59/6
59.6 to JN Gillespie, ripping off spinner, Murali really put some work on that one, into the pads in front of middle and off, caught shuffling behind the crease. 167/8
61.2 to CR Miller, inside edge into the pads, bounces tamely to the short leg, easy catch, not a lot of emotion displayed. 171/9
67.1 to RT Ponting, coming down the wicket to defend, misjudging it, good catch for Murali reaching in front, quite a lame way to get out. 188/10
Sanath Jayasuriya50501.00250000
Upul Chandana813904.87335100
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Sanath Jayasuriya (c)lbw b McGrath18182720100.00
Marvan Atapattu c Langer b Miller2558912043.10
Russel Arnold lbw b Miller1949582038.77
Aravinda de Silva c Ponting b Warne7814618313053.42
Mahela Jayawardene c Ponting b Warne46701177065.71
Arjuna Ranatunga c †Healy b Warne44810100.00
Romesh Kaluwitharana  b Miller918232050.00
Upul Chandana c sub (ML Hayden) b Warne1228303042.85
Chaminda Vaas not out 26140033.33
Nuwan Zoysa c Miller b Warne73410233.33
Muthiah Muralidaran c McGrath b Miller032000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 3)14
TOTAL66.3 Ov (RR: 3.51, 272 Mts)234
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 6.1 ov), 2-69 (Russel Arnold, 20.2 ov), 3-70 (Marvan Atapattu, 20.6 ov), 4-177 (Mahela Jayawardene, 47.3 ov), 5-181 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 49.1 ov), 6-197 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 55.1 ov), 7-223 (Upul Chandana, 63.4 ov), 8-226 (Aravinda de Silva, 65.2 ov), 9-234 (Nuwan Zoysa, 65.6 ov), 10-234 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 66.3 ov)
Glenn McGrath1856613.668511003
6.1 to ST Jayasuriya, bowling close to the stump, pitching on middle and then striking just outside the middle stump, quite plumb, Venkat shows him the L shaped arm. 22/1
Jason Gillespie1224303.58523000
Colin Miller20.366243.029712001
20.2 to RP Arnold, no shot offered, thrusts the pad outside the off stump, Venkat loses his rag and gives him, at best it was just clipping the off stump, but if you don't use your bat you leave yourself open to that sort of stuff. 69/2
20.6 to MS Atapattu, props forward jumps off pad/bat to short leg. 70/3
55.1 to RS Kaluwitharana, played around the ball and takes the stumps apart. 197/6
66.3 to M Muralidaran, . 234/10
Shane Warne1645253.25777000
47.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, comes down driving through mid wicket hits to the mid wicket. 177/4
49.1 to A Ranatunga, cuts and takes a thin edge to the keeper. 181/5
63.4 to UDU Chandana, caught at backward square leg trying to sweep. 223/7
65.2 to PA de Silva, . 226/8
65.6 to DNT Zoysa, . 234/9
Australia 2nd Innings 
Greg Blewett c Atapattu b Muralidaran14851102016.47
Michael Slater lbw b Muralidaran2750613054.00
Justin Langer lbw b Vaas519261026.31
Mark Waugh  b Vaas056000.00
Ricky Ponting c Jayasuriya b Chandana511181364143.22
Ian Healy  b Muralidaran318200016.66
Shane Warne run out (Jayasuriya)610171060.00
Colin Miller  b Vaas832350125.00
Glenn McGrath not out 1029501034.48
Steve Waugh (c)absent hurt------
Jason Gillespie absent hurt------
Extras(b 6, lb 5, nb 4, w 1)16
TOTAL60.2 Ov (RR: 2.32, 233 Mts)140
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Michael Slater, 15.2 ov), 2-49 (Justin Langer, 22.3 ov), 3-49 (Mark Waugh, 24.2 ov), 4-49 (Greg Blewett, 27.6 ov), 5-58 (Ian Healy, 33.3 ov), 6-75 (Shane Warne, 37.1 ov), 7-99 (Colin Miller, 46.5 ov), 8-140 (Ricky Ponting, 60.2 ov)
Chaminda Vaas1571531.00791000
22.3 to JL Langer, cuts back in kept a little low? took an inside edge? onto pad and given lbw. 49/2
24.2 to ME Waugh, tries to cut away chops onto the stumps. 49/3
46.5 to CR Miller, going for the swipe over the mid wicket, inside edge drags it onto the stumps. 99/7
Nuwan Zoysa1032802.80464010
Aravinda de Silva30501.66150000
Muthiah Muralidaran2656532.501276204
15.2 to MJ Slater, caught on the backfoot in front, they call that plumb. 37/1
27.6 to GS Blewett, sweeps bobs up off the form arm and the appeal is given yay. 49/4
33.3 to IA Healy, turns back sharply cramply healy even as he tries to defend drops from the bat onto the stumps. 58/5
Sanath Jayasuriya41701.75190000
Upul Chandana2.20913.8591000
60.2 to RT Ponting, another full toss, and lo and behold it gets the breakthrough, straight to the captain at mid wicket. 140/8
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 95 runs)
Sanath Jayasuriya (c)c sub (ML Hayden) b Miller1823243078.26
Marvan Atapattu c Blewett b McGrath0510000.00
Romesh Kaluwitharana  b Miller517321029.41
Aravinda de Silva not out 3170865044.28
Mahela Jayawardene c Slater b Miller920311045.00
Arjuna Ranatunga not out 1929461165.51
Extras(b 8, lb 2, nb 3)13
TOTAL26.5 Ov (RR: 3.54, 110 Mts)95/4
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Marvan Atapattu, 2.1 ov), 2-24 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 5.2 ov), 3-39 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 9.3 ov), 4-60 (Mahela Jayawardene, 15.2 ov)
Glenn McGrath721912.71343002
2.1 to MS Atapattu, misjudging the length, and hell misjudging the line as well, thick edge and driving straight to point. 12/1
Colin Miller1324833.69587000
5.2 to ST Jayasuriya, garbage shot, trying to flog it over the wide mid on area, top edge flies high for an easy catch for Hayden at point. 24/2
9.3 to RS Kaluwitharana, a thesis is available by examing the mind of Kaluwitharana, coming down the pitch looking for the big tonk to long on, misses at the pitch off the ball, and clips the off stump, Healy was well prepared for the stumping as well. 39/3
15.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, lifting lazily over the mid wicket, Slater is a little deep there and takes the easiest of peasiest catches. 60/4
Shane Warne6.531802.63311101
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Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Aravinda de Silva
Ricky Ponting
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1459
Match daysday (5-day match)
Sri Lanka
Peter Manuel
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
B.C. Cooray
Match Referee
West Indies
Cammie Smith
Thu, 09 Sep - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 69/2 (Marvan Atapattu 25*, 20.2 ov)
Fri, 10 Sep - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 89/6 (Ricky Ponting 22*, Colin Miller 0*, 42 ov)
Sat, 11 Sep - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 95/4 (26.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 3
  • Start of play delayed by rain for 30 minutes until 11:00am
  • RT Ponting 50 off 114 balls, 4x4 1x6
  • SR Waugh and Gillespie were in hospital in Colombo for the entire day and thus were not available to bat
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 12/1 (Jayasuriya 10*, 2.1 ov)
Sri Lanka Innings
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