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1st Test, Galle, November 13 - 17, 2001, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka
448 & 144
(T:3) 590/9d & 6/0

Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets

Player Of The Match
6/126 & 5/44
West Indies 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Flow
West Indies 1st Innings 
c Jayawardene b Vaas471071305043.92
c †Sangakkara b Vaas919271047.36
b Muralidaran882132649041.31
c †Sangakkara b Muralidaran17829438219060.54
c & b Muralidaran691201827057.50
b Muralidaran1648502033.33
c †Sangakkara b Vaas831340025.80
c Arnold b Muralidaran416330025.00
c Jayasuriya b Vaas55910100.00
not out 011000.00
b Muralidaran011000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 6, nb 5, pen 5)24
TOTAL141.4 Ov (RR: 3.16, 564 Mins)448
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Chris Gayle, 6.2 ov), 2-95 (Daren Ganga, 35.3 ov), 3-240 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 73.5 ov), 4-393 (Carl Hooper, 118.6 ov), 5-423 (Brian Lara, 129.6 ov), 6-434 (Marlon Samuels, 133.5 ov), 7-440 (Ridley Jacobs, 138.3 ov), 8-448 (Mervyn Dillon, 140.5 ov), 9-448 (Neil McGarrell, 141.3 ov), 10-448 (Colin Stuart, 141.4 ov)
6.2 to CH Gayle, Out side the off stumps, gayle trying to push it on the off but getting a edge to the wicket keeper.. 15/1
35.3 to D Ganga, well out side the off stump,Ganga following the ball and driveing it streight to Jaywardene at Gully.. 95/2
138.3 to RD Jacobs, out side the off stumps, jacobs trying to push it on the off, getting a thick out side edge and a very easy catch behind the stumps by Sangakkara. 440/7
140.5 to M Dillon, angling away from the right hander. Dillon trying to rive it on the off but getting a leading edge and a very easy catch to Jayasuriya at first slips. 448/8
73.5 to RR Sarwan, . 240/3
118.6 to CL Hooper, right on target, Hooper dances down the track and tries to loft it over the bowlers head but unfortunately ends up with a catch to murali. 393/4
129.6 to BC Lara, toss it up, Lara goes for a sweep gets a edge and a very good catch by sangakkara behind the stumps by diving front. 423/5
133.5 to MN Samuels, Flights it on the off, Samuels going for a drive on his knee. pitches it on the off and spins very sharp in to the off stump. 434/6
141.3 to NC McGarrell, flighted on the off, McGarrel going for forward defensive shot, hits the bat and the pad and a very good catch to Arnold at silly midd off. 448/9
141.4 to CEL Stuart, flighted on the off again, great spin in to the batsman. Stuart not knowing much about the delivary there lifts the bat high above and make all the room free to hit the stumps. 448/10
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c Lara b Ramnarine611552673039.35
c McGarrell b Dillon25192740131.57
run out (Ganga/Hooper)14037353216037.53
run out (Samuels)9913317113074.43
lbw b Ramnarine3366854050.00
not out 1052473853042.51
c †Jacobs b Stuart771802201042.77
c Samuels b Dillon720281035.00
c †Jacobs b Ramnarine414150028.57
lbw b Stuart1415231093.33
Extras(b 1, lb 13, nb 7, w 4)25
TOTAL202.4 Ov (RR: 2.91)590/9d
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 4.6 ov), 2-146 (Marvan Atapattu, 49.6 ov), 3-308 (Mahela Jayawardene, 92.5 ov), 4-358 (Russel Arnold, 113.6 ov), 5-395 (Kumar Sangakkara, 134.4 ov), 6-549 (Thilan Samaraweera, 189.1 ov), 7-562 (Chaminda Vaas, 194.3 ov), 8-567 (Niroshan Bandaratilleke, 197.6 ov), 9-590 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 202.4 ov)
4.6 to ST Jayasuriya, out side the off stump,driven it thick out side edge straight in to straight to back werd point. 37/1
194.3 to WPUJC Vaas, on the off. Vaas lofts it down to mid off but not timed well and ends up with a easy catch to samuels at mid off. 562/7
189.1 to TT Samaraweera, a bit of bounce on the off. Samaraweera trying to pull it from the off stump, getting the top edge and a very easy catch to Jacobs coming behind the stumps.. 549/6
202.4 to M Muralidaran, right on target. Murali trying to push it on the off without any foot movements and gets hits right in front of the stump.. 590/9
49.6 to MS Atapattu, typical leg spin which turns away from the right hander. Atapattu angling the bat away on the off and gets a perfect edge to lara at slips. 146/2
113.6 to RP Arnold, Flighted delivary pitches on the off stump. Arnold trying to work on the leg side by going on to his back foot, hits the pad. A loud appeal and the umpire Peter Manuel has no hesitation in raising his finger.. 358/4
197.6 to MRCN Bandaratilleke, out side the off stumps, Bandaratillake trying to push it on the off side, gets a slight edge of the bat and a very good catch by the wicket keepr. 567/8
West Indies 2nd Innings 
c Tillakaratne b Bandaratilleke331041333031.73
c Muralidaran b Vaas1129008.33
c Arnold b Muralidaran301031293029.12
c Muralidaran b Samaraweera40991012040.40
c Jayasuriya b Bandaratilleke618140033.33
lbw b Muralidaran22548008.00
b Muralidaran934630026.47
not out 1045541022.22
lbw b Muralidaran0128000.00
b Vaas0730000.00
c Vaas b Muralidaran219220010.52
Extras(b 2, lb 2, nb 7)11
TOTAL78.3 Ov (RR: 1.83, 306 Mins)144
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Chris Gayle, 2.5 ov), 2-70 (Daren Ganga, 35.2 ov), 3-70 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 36.2 ov), 4-83 (Carl Hooper, 41.1 ov), 5-93 (Marlon Samuels, 48.6 ov), 6-131 (Brian Lara, 63.4 ov), 7-135 (Ridley Jacobs, 66.1 ov), 8-138 (Mervyn Dillon, 68.5 ov), 9-139 (Dinanath Ramnarine, 71.4 ov), 10-144 (Colin Stuart, 78.3 ov)
2.5 to CH Gayle, out side the off stumps.pushes it to mid off. In the air and a straight forward catch to murali. 3/1
71.4 to D Ramnarine, cleaned up with a ball that pitched outside off and seamed in to take middle and off. 139/9
35.2 to D Ganga, trying for another sweep but a bit mistimed, ball held back and in the air to Tillakaratne at square leg, straight into his hands there. 70/2
41.1 to CL Hooper, a sharp catch by the skipper at short extra cover off a drive that was mistimed and driven in the air, Hooper must surely rue that shot. 83/4
36.2 to RR Sarwan, a pad then bat and then into the waiting Arnold's hands at sill mid off, gets the wicket finally and Sarwan had looked uncomfortable all his 30 run innings. 70/3
48.6 to MN Samuels, a straight one, tossed up and hit on the volley on the toe, not much else to do but to put the finger up, had been in trouble against Murali all his short innings. 93/5
66.1 to RD Jacobs, he went for another sweep, uncontolled, exposed his stumps and on the pads and on the bat too, then into the stumps. 135/7
68.5 to M Dillon, from round the wicket, bowled the straight one, on the pads found in front and has to walk off. 138/8
78.3 to CEL Stuart, he tried to turn the 'doosra' the one that does other things to leg but got a leading edge to Vaas at mid off. 144/10
63.4 to BC Lara, thats that folk, tossed up and he went for a drive to mid on, mistimed to Murlalitharan at mid wicket. 131/6
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 3 runs)
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Tue, 13 Nov - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 316/3 (Brian Lara 117*, Carl Hooper 34*, 97 ov)
Wed, 14 Nov - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 103/1 (Marvan Atapattu 45*, Kumar Sangakkara 27*, 35 ov)
Thu, 15 Nov - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 343/3 (Kumar Sangakkara 126*, Russel Arnold 18*, 110 ov)
Fri, 16 Nov - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 9/1 (Daren Ganga 3*, Ramnaresh Sarwan 5*, 7 ov)
Sat, 17 Nov - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 6/0 (0.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • West Indies 50 in 101 minutes from 26.2 overs
  • Lunch: West Indies 92/4 in 170 minutes from 47 overs (Lara 11*, Samuels 2*)
  • West Indies 100 in 190 minutes from 53.4 overs
  • Tea: West Indies 144 in 268 minutes from 76.3 overs
Galle International Stadium
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1567
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Match Referee