8th Match (D/N), Adelaide, January 23, 1999, Carlton & United Series
(49.4/50 ov, T:303) 303/9

Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
120 (111)
England Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Details
England  (50 ovs maximum)
Nick Knight run out (Muralidaran)45741333060.81
Alec Stewart (c)†c Ranatunga b Vaas39334460118.18
Graeme Hick not out 12611817854106.77
Nasser Hussain c Tillakaratne b Jayasuriya5731071.42
Neil Fairbrother not out 78718642109.85
Extras(lb 2, nb 3, w 4)9
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.04)302/3
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Alec Stewart, 10.1 ov), 2-139 (Nick Knight, 26.4 ov), 3-148 (Nasser Hussain, 28.4 ov)
Chaminda Vaas1007617.60269202
10.1 to AJ Stewart, a swish off the pads, and caught at midwicket! A sharp take from Ranatunga, but a massive disappointment for Stewart, who had been purring along up until then! It was a leg-stump half-volley from Vaas, there to be struck, but he clipped it straight to the man! It was excellently timed to be fair, you'll almost count that as unlucky. Half a yard either side and he was clear. 64/1
Pramodya Wickramasinghe907107.88176110
Mahela Jayawardene402406.00122010
Muthiah Muralidaran704606.57200311
Sanath Jayasuriya1004214.20261000
28.4 to N Hussain, Hussain is unlucky here. He has made a forward press to draw a flat delivery down the leg side, and has changed his shot in time to look to paddle it fine, he has middled it too, but unfortunately he has found the only man in the vicinity of a paddle sweep: short fine leg. ODI wicket No. 150 for Jayasuriya. What an asset he is to this side. 148/3
Upul Chandana1004104.10261010
Sri Lanka  (T: 303 runs from 50 ovs)
Sanath Jayasuriya c Fairbrother b Gough51364562141.66
Romesh Kaluwitharana run out (Hollioake)00500-
Marvan Atapattu c Fairbrother b Mullally312120025.00
Hashan Tillakaratne  b Croft2848791058.33
Mahela Jayawardene lbw b Wells12011116290108.10
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)c Wells b Gough4151572080.39
Chaminda Vaas run out (Hussain)56120083.33
Upul Chandana c Fairbrother b Wells25183011138.88
Roshan Mahanama run out (Fairbrother)13112020118.18
Muthiah Muralidaran not out 24140050.00
Pramodya Wickramasinghe not out 22600100.00
Extras(lb 9, w 4)13
TOTAL49.4 Ov (RR: 6.10, 229 Mts)303/9
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 1.1 ov), 2-8 (Marvan Atapattu, 3.5 ov), 3-68 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 10.1 ov), 4-137 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 22.6 ov), 5-223 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 38.4 ov), 6-235 (Chaminda Vaas, 41.4 ov), 7-269 (Mahela Jayawardene, 45.2 ov), 8-288 (Upul Chandana, 47.4 ov), 9-298 (Roshan Mahanama, 48.5 ov)
Darren Gough1016826.80304300
10.1 to ST Jayasuriya, whatever it is, it won;t continue for too long. Gough has had his own back with good bowling. In the last over too, he tucked Jayasuriya up with a shortish delivery. He does the same here, and draws a leading edge as Jayasuriya looks to work it into the leg side. Easy catch for short midwicket. 68/3
38.4 to A Ranatunga, slower ball gets Ranatunga. He does what he was brought on for. Ranatunga tries to play the flick shot he has been playing in the last few overs, but he is way early into the shot. Ends up chipping it to straight midwicket. England will be relieved that their irritant is gone, but the big wicket right now is the youngster Jayawardene. 223/5
Alan Mullally1006116.10276010
3.5 to MS Atapattu, lovely catch but a loose loose shot. No feet as he drives a length ball on the up and gets a thick edge, but what an incredible catch this is. For my money, it is the catch of the summer. In a way it has gone straight to Fairbrother at first slip, but Alec Stewart has dived right across him, totally blindsighting him. So the only reaction time he has had is after it has crossed Stewart, which means he has had no time to sight this except for having seen the trajectory when Atapattu edged it. And he has taken this calmly, not even bothering to look at Stewart or celebrate. Special catch. 8/2
Adam Hollioake504509.0096000
Mark Ealham1014804.80282020
Robert Croft1004214.20241000
22.6 to HP Tillakaratne, bowled him! A similar shot to the last delivery, or at least similar intent. But the change of pace from Croft meant that the ball zipped through his defences before the shot had been formed, he pushed that one out with his index finger, and after jamming off Tillakaratne's pads, it has wriggled into his stumps!. 137/4
Vince Wells4.403026.4262010
45.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, another twist. Another turn. Wells has pulled a rabbit out of the hat. Full and straight, Jayawardene looks to manufacture a boundary into the leg side, walks across the stumps, but is beaten and hit right in front of the stumps. The crowd stands as one for a grand effort, but he is not too thrilled that he has left the job unfinished. One thing I can say: this is certainly not the last we are hearing of Jayawardene. 269/7
47.4 to UDU Chandana, and another twist. This match refuses to die down. Chandana has brought it down to a run a ball but has now sliced a slow full toss to short cover for a diving catch for Fairbrother. 288/8
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Adelaide Oval
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardene
Match numberODI no. 1391
Match daysdaynight (50-over match)
Ross Emerson
Tony McQuillan
TV Umpire
Steve Davis
Match Referee
South Africa
Peter van der Merwe
PointsSri Lanka 2, England 0
  • England Innings
  • Hours of play: 2.00pm - 5.45pm, 6.30pm - 10.00pm
  • 4th Umpire - P Angley
  • Scorers: MN Ashton (Eng) and RM Artis (SL)
  • 12th Men: BC Hollioake (England) and ASA Perera (Sri Lanka)
  • M Muralitharan was called for throwing at 17.4 overs by umpire RA Emerson at square leg. Sri Lankan captain A Ranatunga then confronted the umpire and a heated argument followed. Ranatunga then summoned the Sri Lankan players to leave the field. Team manager Ranjith Fernando and match referee Peter van der Merwe were summoned and discussions and phonecalls to the Sri Lankan Cricket Board were conducted on the boundary line before play resumed. 14 minutes were lost.
  • GA Hick 50 in 85 mins from 66 balls, 1x4, 2x6
  • NH Fairbrother 50 in 66 mins from 57 balls, 2x4
  • GA Hick 100 in 164 mins from 109 balls, 2x4, 3x6
  • Hick/Fairbrother 4th wicket partnership 154* in 86 mins from 129 balls
  • Sri Lanka Innings
  • Sri Lanka innings: 1x7 ball over (3rd over, D Gough's 2nd over, called by umpire RA Emerson)
  • ST Jayasuriya 50 in 43 minutes from 33 balls, 6x4, 2x6
  • DPMD Jayawardene 50 in 51 minutes from 43 balls, 4x4
  • DPMD jayawardene 100 in 142 mins from 100 balls, 6x4
  • Sri Lanka won at 10.19pm
  • Attendance: 9850
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