result
3rd Test, Colombo (SSC), Jun 10 - 13 1998, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
206 & 282
(target 296)193 & 131
Sri Lanka won by 164 runs
Player Of The Match
28 & 88
romesh-kaluwitharana
Player Of The Series
38 runs • 19 wkts
muthiah-muralidaran
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sanath Jayasuriya c Young b Cairns1327312048.14
Marvan Atapattu c Vettori b Wiseman481381756034.78
Mahela Jayawardene c †Parore b Cairns1626282061.53
Aravinda de Silva c Spearman b Cairns4631066.66
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)run out (McMillan)425390016.00
Hashan Tillakaratne c Young b McMillan431351573031.85
Romesh Kaluwitharana  b McMillan2878704035.89
Kumar Dharmasena c †Parore b Cairns1142602026.19
Pramodya Wickramasinghe not out 2444682054.54
Niroshan Bandaratilleke lbw b Vettori5991055.55
Muthiah Muralidaran c Astle b Cairns1540020.00
Extras(b 1, lb 8)9
TOTAL(88.4 Ov, RR: 2.32)206
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 8.1 ov), 2-52 (Mahela Jayawardene, 16.1 ov), 3-56 (Aravinda de Silva, 16.6 ov), 4-70 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 26.4 ov), 5-102 (Marvan Atapattu, 46.2 ov), 6-156 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 69.6 ov), 7-163 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 76.2 ov), 8-196 (Kumar Dharmasena, 82.1 ov), 9-201 (Niroshan Bandaratilleke, 87.2 ov), 10-206 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 88.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chris Cairns17.416253.50---01
Daniel Vettori2575212.08---00
Mark Priest24113501.45---00
Paul Wiseman1042112.10---00
Craig McMillan1252722.25---00
New Zealand 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Bryan Young c Atapattu b Bandaratilleke220330010.00
Craig Spearman c de Silva b Wickramasinghe410160040.00
Stephen Fleming (c) b Wickramasinghe782333148033.47
Nathan Astle c Atapattu b Dharmasena1634424047.05
Matt Horne c Tillakaratne b de Silva3568773051.47
Craig McMillan st †Kaluwitharana b de Silva2370066.66
Adam Parore lbw b de Silva1948472039.58
Chris Cairns run out (Jayawardene)613190046.15
Mark Priest c sub (ASA Perera) b Muralitharan1274742016.21
Daniel Vettori c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan052000.00
Paul Wiseman not out 11925005.26
Extras(b 11, lb 2, nb 5)18
TOTAL(86.3 Ov, RR: 2.23)193
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Craig Spearman, 4.2 ov), 2-7 (Bryan Young, 5.3 ov), 3-30 (Nathan Astle, 16.3 ov), 4-94 (Matt Horne, 38.6 ov), 5-98 (Craig McMillan, 40.3 ov), 6-128 (Adam Parore, 54.6 ov), 7-143 (Chris Cairns, 59.3 ov), 8-181 (Mark Priest, 81.4 ov), 9-183 (Daniel Vettori, 83.4 ov), 10-193 (Stephen Fleming, 86.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Pramodya Wickramasinghe6.33721.07---00
Niroshan Bandaratilleke2064812.40---00
Kumar Dharmasena1843511.94---00
Aravinda de Silva18.573031.59---04
Muthiah Muralidaran23.136022.58---03
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sanath Jayasuriya c †Parore b Cairns88820100.00
Marvan Atapattu lbw b Vettori510151050.00
Mahela Jayawardene c Horne b Vettori1140551027.50
Aravinda de Silva c Astle b Vettori315200020.00
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)c Cairns b Priest64961149066.66
Hashan Tillakaratne  b Vettori4072967055.55
Romesh Kaluwitharana lbw b Priest881461708060.27
Kumar Dharmasena  b McMillan1154550020.37
Pramodya Wickramasinghe c Fleming b Vettori01520000.00
Niroshan Bandaratilleke c Fleming b Vettori715191046.66
Muthiah Muralidaran not out 2642604061.90
Extras(b 8, lb 10, nb 1)19
TOTAL(84.5 Ov, RR: 3.32)282
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 2.2 ov), 2-16 (Marvan Atapattu, 3.2 ov), 3-24 (Aravinda de Silva, 15.2 ov), 4-36 (Mahela Jayawardene, 15.5 ov), 5-138 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 38.4 ov), 6-140 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 41.1 ov), 7-188 (Kumar Dharmasena, 57.4 ov), 8-193 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 62.4 ov), 9-211 (Niroshan Bandaratilleke, 68.2 ov), 10-282 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 84.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chris Cairns1707514.41---01
Daniel Vettori33106461.93---00
Nathan Astle30802.66---00
Paul Wiseman622904.83---00
Craig McMillan1424613.28---00
Mark Priest11.504223.54---00
New Zealand 2nd INNINGS (target: 296 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Bryan Young st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan2456863042.85
Craig Spearman c & b Muralitharan22781093028.20
Stephen Fleming (c)lbw b Dharmasena319210015.78
Nathan Astle c & b Muralitharan1666953024.24
Matt Horne c †Kaluwitharana b Bandaratilleke1227381044.44
Craig McMillan c Jayawardene b Muralitharan11110009.09
Adam Parore  b Bandaratilleke215210013.33
Chris Cairns  b Bandaratilleke2640372265.00
Mark Priest  b Bandaratilleke215280013.33
Daniel Vettori  b Muralitharan3550060.00
Paul Wiseman not out 011000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 10, nb 4)20
TOTAL(54.3 Ov, RR: 2.40)131
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Bryan Young), 2-57 (Craig Spearman), 3-63 (Stephen Fleming), 4-82 (Matt Horne), 5-84 (Craig McMillan), 6-93 (Adam Parore), 7-105 (Nathan Astle), 8-128 (Chris Cairns), 9-131 (Mark Priest), 10-131 (Daniel Vettori)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Pramodya Wickramasinghe62500.83---01
Niroshan Bandaratilleke1735243.05---00
Aravinda de Silva301404.66---00
Kumar Dharmasena1021411.40---00
Muthiah Muralidaran18.383051.62---03
MATCH DETAILS
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
Season1998
Player Of The Match
Romesh Kaluwitharana
Romesh Kaluwitharana
Player Of The Series
Muthiah Muralidaran
Muthiah Muralidaran
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1418
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
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Peter Manuel
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V.K.Ramaswamy
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Ignatius Anandappa
Match Referee
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Talat Ali
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 10 Jun - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 200/8 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe 20*, Niroshan Bandaratilleke 4*)
Thu, 11 Jun - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 193
Fri, 12 Jun - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 10/0 (Bryan Young 7*, Craig Spearman 1*)
Sat, 13 Jun - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 131 (54.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • It is only the 5th time in Test history that a side has lost the first Test of a 3-match series and gone on to win the series. It is the 4th time in the last 4 seasons, and Sri Lanka become the first side to achieve this feat twice. New Zealand also become the first side to lose a 3-match series twice after winning the first Test.
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