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1st Test, Colombo (RPS), May 27 - 31, 1998, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
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305 & 444/6d
(T:465) 285 & 297

New Zealand won by 167 runs

Player Of The Match
78 & 174*
stephen-fleming
New Zealand 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Info
New Zealand 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c †Kaluwitharana b Muralidaran301171364025.64
b Bandaratilleke1547323031.91
c Jayasuriya b Kalpage7818020912043.33
c Jayawardene b Kalpage3048494062.50
lbw b Muralidaran042000.00
c Jayasuriya b Wickramasinghe671131898059.29
c Bandara b Muralidaran2044501145.45
lbw b Wickramasinghe1937413051.35
c Kalpage b Muralidaran2048804041.66
c Jayawardene b Muralidaran622241027.27
not out 15100020.00
Extras(lb 9, nb 9, w 1)19
TOTAL105.2 Ov (RR: 2.89)305
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Matt Horne, 7.5 ov), 2-97 (Bryan Young, 39.5 ov), 3-141 (Nathan Astle, 53.4 ov), 4-141 (Craig McMillan, 54.4 ov), 5-188 (Stephen Fleming, 67.6 ov), 6-229 (Chris Cairns, 80.4 ov), 7-269 (Chris Harris, 90.5 ov), 8-282 (Adam Parore, 96.3 ov), 9-296 (Paul Wiseman, 101.6 ov), 10-305 (Daniel Vettori, 105.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
1425523.92---10
301003.33---00
2265112.31---00
38.299052.34---08
1334103.15---01
1524923.26---00
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c †Parore b Cairns1020302050.00
c †Parore b Cairns058000.00
c Vettori b Wiseman5210812810048.14
c Doull b McMillan3785964043.52
b Cairns49741226166.21
b Vettori7213616613052.94
b Wiseman610261060.00
lbw b Vettori2751762052.94
run out (Wiseman)2051612039.21
b Vettori052000.00
not out 00100-
Extras(lb 8, nb 4)12
TOTAL90.2 Ov (RR: 3.15)285
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Marvan Atapattu, 1.4 ov), 2-21 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 5.6 ov), 3-101 (Aravinda de Silva, 35.3 ov), 4-105 (Mahela Jayawardene, 36.4 ov), 5-206 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 63.4 ov), 6-221 (Ruwan Kalpage), 7-237 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 8-284 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 89.2 ov), 9-284 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 89.5 ov), 10-285 (Niroshan Bandaratilleke, 90.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
12.224303.48---01
1505933.93---02
712703.85---01
2485632.33---00
2046123.05---00
1243112.58---00
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
lbw b Bandaratilleke1113122084.61
c Ranatunga b Muralidaran3569965050.72
not out 17433347516152.25
c †Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya341041172132.69
c Kalpage b Muralidaran14217923813679.32
c Kalpage b Muralidaran1660016.66
c Jayawardene b Muralidaran621151028.57
not out 1428231050.00
Extras(b 5, lb 10, nb 12)27
TOTAL123 Ov (RR: 3.60)444/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Bryan Young, 3.1 ov), 2-68 (Matt Horne, 24.4 ov), 3-160 (Nathan Astle, 56.4 ov), 4-400 (Craig McMillan, 110.5 ov), 5-404 (Adam Parore, 112.2 ov), 6-416 (Chris Cairns, 116.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
702103.00---00
39810512.69---01
201407.00---00
36513743.80---08
803804.75---04
1545103.40---00
1606313.93---00
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 465 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c Young b Wiseman59911138064.83
c Horne b Wiseman1633572048.48
c Horne b Wiseman542552705021.17
lbw b Vettori711551758145.80
c & b Vettori929322031.03
c †Parore b McMillan3958738067.24
c Young b Vettori1629273055.17
c Horne b Wiseman1691871017.58
c Young b Cairns014000.00
not out 945472020.00
lbw b Wiseman086000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 3)8
TOTAL131.5 Ov (RR: 2.25)297
Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Marvan Atapattu, 14.3 ov), 2-89 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 30.4 ov), 3-194 (Aravinda de Silva, 84.1 ov), 4-216 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 92.4 ov), 5-216 (Mahela Jayawardene, 93.1 ov), 6-239 (Ruwan Kalpage, 100.6 ov), 7-277 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 113.5 ov), 8-279 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 115.2 ov), 9-289 (Niroshan Bandaratilleke, 129.3 ov), 10-297 (Malinga Bandara, 131.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
301505.00---00
1966413.36---03
46.5178251.75---00
512310131.98---00
641212.00---00
411604.00---00
20201.00---00
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CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 27 May - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 282/7 (Adam Parore 67*, Daniel Vettori 9*, 96 ov)
Thu, 28 May - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 251/7 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe 9*, Niroshan Bandaratilleke 8*, 82 ov)
Fri, 29 May - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 260/3 (Stephen Fleming 106*, Craig McMillan 64*, 79 ov)
Sat, 30 May - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 111/2 (Mahela Jayawardene 13*, Aravinda de Silva 19*, 48 ov)
Sun, 31 May - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 297 (131.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH FLOW
General
  • First ever time in Test history that New Zealand have won 3 consecutive Tests - 2 v Zimbabwe, 1 v Sri Lanka in 1997-98.
  • A streak of 8 consecutive home Tests without defeat (4 wins, 4 draws) for Sri Lanka is ended (Sri Lankan record).
  • Partnership of 240 for the 4th wicket of the New Zealand 2nd innings between SP Fleming and CD McMillan is a record in Tests against Sri Lanka (previous: 82 between JF Reid and SL Boock at Colombo Cricket Club in 1983-84). It is the 3rd highest partnership for any wicket for New Zealand in Tests against Sri Lanka. It is the 2nd highest partnership for the 4th wicket in Tests for New Zealand against any country (best: 243 between MJ Horne and NJ Astle v Zimbabwe at Auckland in 1997-98).
  • SP Fleming's match aggregate of 252 runs (78 & 174*) is the 4th highest in Tests for New Zealand.
  • SP Fleming's 174* is the 2nd highest individual Test score by a New Zealander in Sri Lanka (best: JF Reid 180 at Colombo Cricket Club in 1983-84).
  • PJ Wiseman's 5-82 in the 2nd Sri Lankan innings are the 3rd best ever by a New Zealander on Test debut (and best since BR Taylor 5-86 v India at Calcutta in 1964-65). His match haul of 7-143 are the best figures on debut in Tests for New Zealand (previous best: FJ Cameron 6-92 v South Africa at Cape Town in 1961-62).
MATCH DETAILS
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Series
Season1998
Player Of The Match
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1415
Match daysday (5-day match)
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