result
Only Test, The Oval, Aug 27 - 31 1998, Sri Lanka tour of England
445 & 181
(5 ov, target 36)591 & 37/0
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
player of the match
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mark Butcher c Jayasuriya b Wickramasinghe1026291038.46
Steve James c & b Muralitharan361111333032.43
Graeme Hick c †Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe10723834714044.95
Alec Stewart (c)†c Tillakaratne b Perera2960022.22
Mark Ramprakash c Jayawardene b Muralitharan531491754035.57
John Crawley not out 15624931819162.65
Ben Hollioake c Atapattu b Muralitharan1453881026.41
Dominic Cork  b Muralitharan648740012.50
Ian Salisbury  b Muralitharan217160011.76
Darren Gough c †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan48151050.00
Angus Fraser  b Muralitharan3252593261.53
Extras(b 1, lb 11, nb 9, w 2)23
TOTAL(158.3 Ov, RR: 2.80)445
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Mark Butcher, 6.6 ov), 2-78 (Steve James, 33.2 ov), 3-81 (Alec Stewart, 34.6 ov), 4-209 (Mark Ramprakash, 81.3 ov), 5-230 (Graeme Hick, 94.2 ov), 6-277 (Ben Hollioake, 115.3 ov), 7-333 (Dominic Cork, 134.1 ov), 8-343 (Ian Salisbury, 138.4 ov), 9-356 (Darren Gough, 142.3 ov), 10-445 (Angus Fraser, 158.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Pramodya Wickramasinghe3048122.70---21
Suresh Perera401010412.60---00
Kumar Dharmasena1835503.05---00
Muthiah Muralidaran59.31415572.60---08
Sanath Jayasuriya1103803.45---00
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sanath Jayasuriya c †Stewart b Hollioake21327834633176.61
Marvan Atapattu lbw b Cork1526551057.69
Mahela Jayawardene c Hollioake b Fraser940560022.50
Aravinda de Silva c †Stewart b Hollioake15229246117052.05
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)lbw b Gough51991387151.51
Hashan Tillakaratne lbw b Gough011000.00
Romesh Kaluwitharana c Crawley b Cork2550572050.00
Kumar Dharmasena lbw b Fraser1339612033.33
Suresh Perera not out 43771046155.84
Pramodya Wickramasinghe  b Fraser0711000.00
Muthiah Muralidaran c †Stewart b Salisbury3036555083.33
Extras(b 15, lb 20, nb 4, w 1)40
TOTAL(156.5 Ov, RR: 3.76)591
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Marvan Atapattu, 12.1 ov), 2-85 (Mahela Jayawardene, 25.2 ov), 3-328 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 79.3 ov), 4-450 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 112.1 ov), 5-450 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 112.2 ov), 6-488 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 125.5 ov), 7-504 (Aravinda de Silva, 132.4 ov), 8-526 (Kumar Dharmasena, 141.1 ov), 9-532 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 143.5 ov), 10-591 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 156.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Darren Gough30510223.40---00
Angus Fraser2339534.13---00
Ben Hollioake26210524.03---11
Dominic Cork36512823.55---03
Ian Salisbury25.578613.32---00
Mark Ramprakash502404.80---00
Mark Butcher1121601.45---00
England 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mark Butcher st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan1545533033.33
Steve James c Jayawardene b Muralitharan251501851016.66
Graeme Hick lbw b Muralitharan024000.00
Alec Stewart (c)†run out (sub [UDU Chandana])321451491022.06
Mark Ramprakash c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan422202463019.09
John Crawley  b Muralitharan1459532023.72
Ben Hollioake lbw b Muralitharan011000.00
Dominic Cork c †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan823222034.78
Ian Salisbury lbw b Muralitharan042000.00
Darren Gough  b Muralitharan151331452011.27
Angus Fraser not out 065000.00
Extras(b 7, lb 8, nb 14, w 1)30
TOTAL(129.2 Ov, RR: 1.39)181
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Mark Butcher, 14.6 ov), 2-25 (Graeme Hick, 16.2 ov), 3-78 (Steve James, 52.1 ov), 4-93 (Alec Stewart, 58.6 ov), 5-116 (John Crawley, 77.1 ov), 6-116 (Ben Hollioake, 77.2 ov), 7-127 (Dominic Cork, 85.1 ov), 8-127 (Ian Salisbury, 85.5 ov), 9-180 (Mark Ramprakash, 127.1 ov), 10-181 (Darren Gough, 129.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Pramodya Wickramasinghe401604.00---00
Suresh Perera1122202.00---10
Muthiah Muralidaran54.2276591.19---012
Kumar Dharmasena19.3131200.61---00
Sanath Jayasuriya28143001.07---00
Aravinda de Silva10.331601.52---00
Mahela Jayawardene20502.50---00
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (target: 36 runs)
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of England
Season1998
Player Of The Match
Muthiah Muralidaran
Muthiah Muralidaran
Match numberTest no. 1423
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Suresh Perera
Suresh Perera
Umpires
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David Shepherd
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Eddie Nicholls
TV Umpire
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John Holder
Match Referee
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Ahmed Ebrahim
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 27 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 228/4 (Graeme Hick 107*, John Crawley 10*, 91 ov)
Fri, 28 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 79/1 (Sanath Jayasuriya 59*, Mahela Jayawardene 4*, 20 ov)
Sat, 29 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 446/3 (Aravinda de Silva 125*, Arjuna Ranatunga 50*, 110 ov)
Sun, 30 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 54/2 (Steve James 20*, Alec Stewart 15*, 42 ov)
Mon, 31 Aug - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 37/0 (5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 2
  • Crawley and Fraser's partnership beats the previous record for England v Sri Lanka (40, between Malcolm and Emburey in 1993).
Day 3
  • When de Silva reached 23, he became the first Sri Lankan to reach 5000 Test runs
  • de Silva and Jayasuriya's stand of 243 was the highest for any Sri Lankan wicket against England, or for their third wicket against any country.
Day 5
  • UDU Chandana substituted for PA de Silva
  • MS Atapattu scored his 1000th Test run
  • Muralitharan took his 200th Test wicket when he dismissed Cork
  • Muralitharan's 9/65 was the best bowling in Tests by a Sri Lankan, and the 7th best analysis of all time in Tests
  • Muralitharan's match figures of 16/220 are the best by a Sri Lankan, and the 5th best analysis of all time in Tests