result
3rd Test, Colombo (SSC), Mar 15 - 17 2001, England tour of Sri Lanka
241 & 81
(target 74)249 & 74/6
England won by 4 wickets
Player Of The Match
113* & 32*
graham-thorpe
Player Of The Series
24 runs • 14 wkts
darren-gough
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Marvan Atapattu  b Caddick098000.00
Sanath Jayasuriya (c)c White b Croft451101647040.90
Kumar Sangakkara c Vaughan b Gough45931148048.38
Aravinda de Silva c Vaughan b Giles381361742027.94
Mahela Jayawardene c †Stewart b Croft711521888146.71
Russel Arnold lbw b Giles01316000.00
Tillakaratne Dilshan lbw b Croft524261020.83
Chaminda Vaas not out 1949383038.77
Dilhara Fernando c Trescothick b Croft212130016.66
Dinuka Hettiarachchi  b Gough01223000.00
Muthiah Muralidaran  b Caddick1340033.33
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 6, w 1)15
TOTAL(101.1 Ov, RR: 2.38, 380 Mts)241
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Marvan Atapattu, 1.5 ov), 2-88 (Kumar Sangakkara, 28.5 ov), 3-108 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 39.3 ov), 4-205 (Aravinda de Silva, 76.4 ov), 5-209 (Russel Arnold, 80.3 ov), 6-216 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 87.1 ov), 7-219 (Mahela Jayawardene, 89.5 ov), 8-225 (Dilhara Fernando, 93.6 ov), 9-240 (Dinuka Hettiarachchi, 100.3 ov), 10-241 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 101.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Darren Gough1453322.35---10
Andy Caddick11.114023.58---04
Craig White1014504.50---02
Ashley Giles34135921.73---00
Robert Croft3295641.75---00
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mike Atherton lbw b Vaas2160763035.00
Marcus Trescothick c Arnold b Hettiarachchi23591014038.98
Nasser Hussain (c)c Jayasuriya b Hettiarachchi829371027.58
Graham Thorpe not out 11326733011042.32
Alec Stewart  b Muralitharan328370010.71
Michael Vaughan c †Sangakkara b Vaas261341622019.40
Craig White c †Sangakkara b Vaas011000.00
Ashley Giles c Jayawardene b Vaas01019000.00
Robert Croft run out (Atapattu)1641492039.02
Andy Caddick c Jayasuriya b Vaas01519000.00
Darren Gough c Jayawardene b Vaas1421223066.66
Extras(b 10, lb 9, nb 6)25
TOTAL(109.5 Ov, RR: 2.26, 432 Mts)249
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Mike Atherton, 18.3 ov), 2-55 (Marcus Trescothick, 23.1 ov), 3-66 (Nasser Hussain, 25.2 ov), 4-91 (Alec Stewart, 34.6 ov), 5-177 (Michael Vaughan, 79.4 ov), 6-177 (Craig White, 79.5 ov), 7-181 (Ashley Giles, 85.1 ov), 8-209 (Robert Croft, 98.1 ov), 9-223 (Andy Caddick, 103.4 ov), 10-249 (Darren Gough, 109.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas27.567362.62---02
Dilhara Fernando502605.20---00
Aravinda de Silva31200.66---01
Muthiah Muralidaran4197311.78---03
Dinuka Hettiarachchi2463621.50---00
Sanath Jayasuriya912002.22---00
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Marvan Atapattu c Croft b Gough01720000.00
Sanath Jayasuriya (c)lbw b Gough23163340143.75
Kumar Sangakkara c †Stewart b Caddick055000.00
Aravinda de Silva c Thorpe b Caddick2332504071.87
Mahela Jayawardene lbw b Giles1133601033.33
Russel Arnold c Hussain b Croft058000.00
Tillakaratne Dilshan  b Giles1016270062.50
Chaminda Vaas c Atherton b Giles69100066.66
Dilhara Fernando c Giles b Gough522211022.72
Dinuka Hettiarachchi not out 01316000.00
Muthiah Muralidaran lbw b Giles1350033.33
Extras(nb 2)2
TOTAL(28.1 Ov, RR: 2.87, 131 Mts)81
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Marvan Atapattu, 4.5 ov), 2-24 (Kumar Sangakkara, 5.5 ov), 3-24 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 6.2 ov), 4-57 (Aravinda de Silva, 15.6 ov), 5-59 (Russel Arnold, 17.3 ov), 6-59 (Mahela Jayawardene, 18.1 ov), 7-69 (Chaminda Vaas, 20.3 ov), 8-76 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 24.1 ov), 9-80 (Dilhara Fernando, 27.2 ov), 10-81 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 28.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Darren Gough612333.83---02
Andy Caddick822923.62---00
Ashley Giles9.141141.20---00
Robert Croft501813.60---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 74 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mike Atherton c & b Fernando1325262052.00
Marcus Trescothick c †Sangakkara b Jayasuriya1023341043.47
Michael Vaughan  b Muralitharan821291038.09
Graham Thorpe not out 3249652065.30
Alec Stewart c Dilshan b Jayasuriya054000.00
Craig White c Jayawardene b Jayasuriya811201072.72
Nasser Hussain (c)c Arnold b Jayasuriya0810000.00
Ashley Giles not out 1670016.66
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL(24.3 Ov, RR: 3.02, 100 Mts)74/6
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Mike Atherton, 7.2 ov), 2-24 (Marcus Trescothick, 8.4 ov), 3-42 (Michael Vaughan, 13.4 ov), 4-43 (Alec Stewart, 14.4 ov), 5-63 (Craig White, 20.1 ov), 6-71 (Nasser Hussain, 22.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas301103.66---00
Dinuka Hettiarachchi31501.66---00
Muthiah Muralidaran812613.25---00
Dilhara Fernando20713.50---01
Sanath Jayasuriya8.302442.82---00
MATCH DETAILS
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Sri Lanka
Season2000/01
Player Of The Match
Graham Thorpe
Graham Thorpe
Player Of The Series
Darren Gough
Darren Gough
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1537
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Dinuka Hettiarachchi
Dinuka Hettiarachchi
Umpires
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Asoka de Silva
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David Orchard
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
B.C. Cooray
Match Referee
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Hanumant Singh
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 15 Mar - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 221/7 (Chaminda Vaas 2*, Dilhara Fernando 0*, 91 ov)
Fri, 16 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 175/4 (Graham Thorpe 71*, Michael Vaughan 26*, 78 ov)
Sat, 17 Mar - day 3 - England 2nd innings 74/6 (24.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • 12th Man: HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), G Hick (England)
  • Stand by Umpire: TM Samarasinghe
  • After a bad second test match in Kandy the Sri Lanka side had made two changes to the side, Dinuk Hettiarachchi makes his test debut by replacing Kumar Dharmasena and right arm quicky Dilhara Fernando replaces Nuwan Zoysa, Meanwhile England makes one change, Graham Hick is replaced by Michael Vaughan.
Day 1
  • Sri Lanka 50 runs in 14.3 overs 71 mins (Jayasuriya 25*, Sangakkara 21*)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 88/1, 28 overs 120 mins (Jayasuriya 35*, Sangakkara 45*)
  • Sri Lanka 100 runs in 35.1 overs 149 mins (Jayasuriya 40* de Silva 5*)
  • Sri Lanka 150 runs in 56.1 overs 221 mins (de Silva 25*, Jayawardene 24*)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 158/3, 60 overs 240 mins (de Silva 28*, Jayawardene 28*)
  • Jayawardene 50 runs off 97 balls, 107 mins (7x4)
  • Sri Lanka 200 runs in 74.5 overs 323 mins (de Silva 36*, Jayawardene 62*)
Day 2
  • England took the 2nd new ball after 99 overs, Sri Lanka 240/8 (Vaas 19*, Hettiarchchi 0*)
  • Sri Lanka all out 241, 101.1 overs, 360 mins
  • Lunch: England 44/0, 17 overs, 65 mins (Atherton 20*, Trescothick 23*)
  • England 50 runs in 21.3 overs 91 mins (Trescothick 23*, Hussain 3*)
  • Hettiarachchi take his first Test wicket in 25th ball (4.1 overs)
  • England 100 runs in 39.4 overs 170 mins (Thorpe 39*, Vaughan 1*)
  • Tea: England 117/4, 47 overs 191 mins (Thorpe 42*, Vaughan 5*)
  • Thorpe 50 runs off 116 balls 128 mins (6x4)
  • England 150 runs in 65.2 overs 200 mins (Thorpe 62*, Vaughan 19*)
Day 3
  • Play start 1/2 hour delayed due to unnatural wicket condition
  • England 200 runs in 92.5 overs 368 mins (Thorpe 85*, Croft 11*)
  • Thorpe 100 runs off 250 balls 301 mins (10x4)
  • Lunch: England 248/9, 109 overs 431 mins (Thorpe 112*, Gough 14*)
  • England all out 249 runs, 109.5 overs, 432 mins
  • Sri Lanka 50 runs in 15.3 overs 75 mins (de Silva 19*, Jayawardene 9*)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 71/7, 22 overs 107 mins (Dilshan 5*, Fernando 1*)
  • England 50 runs in 17.3 overs (Thorpe 16*, White 2*)
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