1st Test, Colombo (PSS), April 25 - 29, 2003, New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka
515/7d & 161/5d

Match drawn

New Zealand 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Mark Richardson  b Vaas852603297132.69
Matt Horne c Dharmasena b Nissanka432440012.50
Stephen Fleming (c)not out 27447665328157.56
Mathew Sinclair c Sangakkara b Dharmasena1757821029.82
Scott Styris c Vaas b Dharmasena631401725245.00
Jacob Oram c Lokuarachchi b Muralidaran3356742058.92
Robbie Hart c Jayawardene b Muralidaran914121064.28
Daniel Vettori lbw b Dharmasena78141087.50
Paul Wiseman not out 167721228.57
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 1, w 1)7
TOTAL174.5 Ov (RR: 2.94, 698 Mins)515/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Matt Horne, 9.5 ov), 2-192 (Mark Richardson, 86.1 ov), 3-235 (Mathew Sinclair, 103.3 ov), 4-392 (Scott Styris, 148.5 ov), 5-471 (Jacob Oram, 166.6 ov), 6-486 (Robbie Hart, 170.3 ov), 7-499 (Daniel Vettori, 173.1 ov)
Chaminda Vaas2987312.511387000
86.1 to MH Richardson, good length ball, swings in, Richardson plays late and ball gets through his bat and pads and hits the off stump. 192/2
Prabath Nissanka2395312.301106000
9.5 to MJ Horne, a great one held by Dharmasena at short leg, ball had popped on Horne who tried to fend it off and took a thick edge. 20/1
Kumar Dharmasena40713233.301658300
103.3 to MS Sinclair, a slow turner, Sinclair came forward to turn it and a thin edge onto his pad then to short leg and Sagakkara held it easily. 235/3
148.5 to SB Styris, well flighted ball, came down the track and lofts it very high, in the air for a long time, Vaas at long judges it to perfection and takes fine catch just a yard inside the fence. 392/4
173.1 to DL Vettori, went back to the wrong ball, found in front by ump Taufel. 499/7
Muthiah Muralidaran58.51614022.3727514111
166.6 to JDP Oram, was a sweep from the off that was top edged to debutant at long leg, Murali finally has a wicket but a fine knock by Oram. 471/5
170.3 to RG Hart, s a bat 'n' pad, came forward to defend and ball looped in the air and finally Jayawardene dives and pulls off a great catch at short leg. 486/6
Kaushal Lokuarachchi1828304.616510100
Sanath Jayasuriya602904.83152000
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Marvan Atapattu lbw b Tuffey053000.00
Sanath Jayasuriya  b Bond501101638045.45
Chaminda Vaas c Fleming b Bond415240026.66
Kumar Sangakkara c Oram b Wiseman679815014068.36
Mahela Jayawardene c †Hart b Oram581482078039.18
Hashan Tillakaratne (c) b Bond14431445624045.85
Romesh Kaluwitharana c Sinclair b Wiseman769011714084.44
Kumar Dharmasena lbw b Vettori311021583030.39
Kaushal Lokuarachchi not out 2829403196.55
Prabath Nissanka lbw b Vettori011000.00
Muthiah Muralidaran lbw b Vettori033000.00
Extras(lb 21, nb 4)25
TOTAL152 Ov (RR: 3.17, 654 Mins)483
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Marvan Atapattu, 0.5 ov), 2-11 (Chaminda Vaas, 5.6 ov), 3-114 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 36.2 ov), 4-134 (Kumar Sangakkara, 39.6 ov), 5-267 (Mahela Jayawardene, 84.5 ov), 6-374 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 112.2 ov), 7-444 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 143.1 ov), 8-483 (Kumar Dharmasena, 151.2 ov), 9-483 (Prabath Nissanka, 151.3 ov), 10-483 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 151.6 ov)
Daryl Tuffey1755413.178210002
0.5 to MS Atapattu, here we go, ball pitched outside off stump, came in with the angle, Atapattu tried to defend on the front foot, missed it, struck on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Tuffey strikes. 0/1
Shane Bond2869733.4613316001
5.6 to WPUJC Vaas, edged as ball moved across him, a two handed knee high catch for Fleming to hold and thats all. 11/2
36.2 to ST Jayasuriya, short, defended at his feet, ball bounced over his head and then ran onto legstump and bail comes off, so Bond will forget his tummy now. 114/3
143.1 to HP Tillakaratne, ball was angling across and he went to steer it to third man but bottom edges it back into his stumps from outside off. 444/7
Jacob Oram30136212.061549001
84.5 to DPMD Jayawardene, drawn forward to a ball leaving him and there is a nick that the keeper Hart holds easily and an important break for the tourists. 267/5
Daniel Vettori3389432.8415415000
151.2 to HDPK Dharmasena, the armball gets him, going straight and caught in front, Dharmasena shows his bat to ump Taufel indicating a touch but probably after being hit on the leg. 483/8
151.3 to RAP Nissanka, a fast one and straight in, 93kph ball and the finger goes up as it was plumb. 483/9
151.6 to M Muralidaran, was the armer, misses the bat and hits the back pad and gets the finger this time. 483/10
Paul Wiseman411312723.0919019100
39.6 to KC Sangakkara, Sangakkara pays for this rush of blood, played across to mid wicket, ball turned got top edge and the huge Oram ran miles behind him at mid off to catch it low, great effort. 134/4
112.2 to RS Kaluwitharana, tosses up, comes down the wicket and tries to loft it over mid wicket fielder, misstimed it and Sinclair takes a good catch at short mid wicket. 374/6
Scott Styris302809.33105000
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
Matt Horne lbw b Lokuarachchi42951213144.21
Stephen Fleming (c)not out 692343035029.48
Mathew Sinclair c sub (TM Dilshan) b Muralidaran11110009.09
Scott Styris lbw b Lokuarachchi1649531032.65
Jacob Oram c †Kaluwitharana b Muralidaran1933404057.57
Robbie Hart c Sangakkara b Muralidaran036000.00
Mark Richardson not out 644680013.63
Extras(b 2, lb 5, nb 1)8
TOTAL78 Ov (RR: 2.06, 303 Mins)161/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Matt Horne, 29.5 ov), 2-76 (Mathew Sinclair, 32.4 ov), 3-108 (Scott Styris, 47.3 ov), 4-133 (Jacob Oram, 58.4 ov), 5-133 (Robbie Hart, 60.1 ov)
Chaminda Vaas722703.85313000
Prabath Nissanka611803.00283000
Muthiah Muralidaran30154131.361573001
32.4 to MS Sinclair, pitched well outside off stump, went for the sweep, inside edge onto his pad and an easy catch for substitute fielder Dilshan at silly point. 76/2
58.4 to JDP Oram, Got'm! Pushes forward to a turning delivery, that turned a lot, took the outside edge, Kalu fumbles and then completes the catch, Oram walks back. 133/4
60.1 to RG Hart, Turn and bounce, Hart shuffles across and plays it straight into the hands of Sangakkara at forward short leg, a tame dismissal. 133/5
Kaushal Lokuarachchi1924722.47854000
29.5 to MJ Horne, flighted ball, pitched on the off stump and kept its line, Horne went for a sweep, missed it, struck on the pad, loud appeal, up goes the finger, debutant Lokuarachchi gets his first wicket in test cricket. 71/1
47.3 to SB Styris, quicker ball, pitched just outside off stump, came in with the angle, Styris offered his front pad, struck a little outside off but given as he didn't offered a shot, 2nd wicket for young Lokuarachchi. 108/3
Kumar Dharmasena1672101.31821000
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Fri, 25 Apr - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 207/2 (Stephen Fleming 112*, Mathew Sinclair 4*, 93 ov)
Sat, 26 Apr - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 4/1 (Sanath Jayasuriya 2*, Chaminda Vaas 2*, 1.4 ov)
Sun, 27 Apr - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 267/4 (Mahela Jayawardene 58*, Hashan Tillakaratne 71*, 84 ov)
Mon, 28 Apr - day 4 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 424/6 (Hashan Tillakaratne 126*, Kumar Dharmasena 19*, 137 ov)
Tue, 29 Apr - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 161/5d (78 ov) - end of match
  • 12th Men: UDU Chandana - Sri Lanka; L Vincent - New Zealand
  • MH Richardson (1) 50 off 147 balls in 188 mins
  • SP Fleming (1) 50 off 134 balls 165 mins
  • SP Fleming (1) 100 off 221 balls in 272 mins
  • SP Fleming (1) 150 off 422 balls in 320 mins
  • SP Fleming (1) 200 off 506 balls in 382 mins
  • SP Fleming (1) 250 off 592 balls in 446 mins
  • SB Styris (1) 50 off 129 balls in 106 mins
  • ST Jayasuriya (1) 50 off 102 balls in 110 mins
  • KC Sangakkara (1) 50 off 73 balls in 104 mins
  • DPMD Jayawardene (1) 50 off 105 balls in 142 mins
  • HP Tillakaratne (1) 50 off 116 balls in 156 mins
  • HP Tillakaratne (1) 100 off 213 balls in 315 mins
  • RS Kaluwitharana (1) 50 off 58 balls in 76 mins
  • SP Fleming (2) 50 off 159 balls in 219 mins
P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1641
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
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