result
1st Test, Colombo (RPS), Sep 11 - 14 1996, Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka
(73.3 ov)(f/o) 145 & 127
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 77 runs
player of the match
Arjuna Ranatunga
Sri Lanka (and Ceylon)
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Roshan Mahanama lbw b Streak4641066.66
Sanath Jayasuriya c Evans b Olonga016000.00
Asanka Gurusinha c Olonga b Strang521391976037.41
Aravinda de Silva  b Strang3544536079.54
Hashan Tillakaratne c †A Flower b Olonga20861012023.25
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)lbw b Streak751201927062.50
Romesh Kaluwitharana c & b Streak7112315510157.72
Kumar Dharmasena not out 4278994053.84
Chaminda Vaas  b Strang3448882170.83
Muttiah Muralitharan  b Strang015000.00
Jayantha Silva c & b Strang021000.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 9, w 1)16
TOTAL(106.3 Ov, RR: 3.27)349
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Roshan Mahanama), 2-4 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 3-53 (Aravinda de Silva), 4-105 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 5-128 (Asanka Gurusinha), 6-270 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 7-271 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 8-345 (Chaminda Vaas), 9-349 (Muttiah Muralitharan), 10-349 (Jayantha Silva)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Heath Streak2065432.70---00
Henry Olonga1735723.35---00
Guy Whittall1214303.58---00
Paul Strang34.3310653.07---00
Andy Whittall1334003.07---00
Craig Evans602704.50---00
Grant Flower411604.00---00
Zimbabwe 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Grant Flower c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas011000.00
Mark Dekker lbw b Vaas1040700025.00
Alistair Campbell (c)c Mahanama b Vaas1216192075.00
Andy Flower c Ranatunga b Dharmasena214230014.28
Guy Whittall lbw b Silva391251534031.20
Craig Wishart c Vaas b Silva511672052130.53
Henry Olonga c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan110100010.00
Craig Evans c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas917201052.94
Paul Strang  b Muralitharan614171042.85
Andy Whittall c Dharmasena b Silva13047003.33
Heath Streak not out 001000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 4, w 2)14
TOTAL(72.4 Ov, RR: 1.99)145
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Grant Flower), 2-15 (Alistair Campbell), 3-21 (Andy Flower), 4-45 (Mark Dekker), 5-103 (Guy Whittall), 6-105 (Henry Olonga), 7-123 (Craig Evans), 8-138 (Paul Strang), 9-145 (Craig Wishart), 10-145 (Andy Whittall)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas2237343.31---00
Asanka Gurusinha31301.00---20
Kumar Dharmasena932312.55---00
Muttiah Muralitharan2492821.16---04
Jayantha Silva14.491030.68---00
Zimbabwe 2nd INNINGS (FOLLOWING ON)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Grant Flower  b Muralitharan27861121031.39
Mark Dekker c Jayasuriya b Dharmasena2060581033.33
Craig Wishart  b Silva320210015.00
Alistair Campbell (c)c Mahanama b Muralitharan261261330020.63
Andy Flower c Mahanama b Muralitharan011000.00
Guy Whittall c Mahanama b Silva1386931015.11
Craig Evans lbw b Silva1860012.50
Paul Strang c Vaas b Muralitharan818231044.44
Henry Olonga c Mahanama b Silva032000.00
Andy Whittall  b Muralitharan1129301037.93
Heath Streak not out 39150033.33
Extras(b 6, lb 4, nb 4, w 1)15
TOTAL(73.3 Ov, RR: 1.72)127
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Mark Dekker), 2-42 (Craig Wishart), 3-65 (Grant Flower), 4-65 (Andy Flower), 5-98 (Alistair Campbell), 6-99 (Craig Evans), 7-102 (Guy Whittall), 8-102 (Henry Olonga), 9-113 (Paul Strang), 10-127 (Andy Whittall)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas1213402.83---00
Asanka Gurusinha20402.00---10
Aravinda de Silva21100.50---00
Kumar Dharmasena1471911.35---00
Jayantha Silva19122541.31---01
Muttiah Muralitharan20.343351.60---03
Sanath Jayasuriya43100.25---00
MATCH DETAILS
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka
Season1996
Player Of The Match
Arjuna Ranatunga
Arjuna Ranatunga
Series resultSri Lanka (and Ceylon) led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1333
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Andy Whittall
Andy Whittall
Craig Evans
Craig Evans
Umpires
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B.C. Cooray
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Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
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K.T.Francis
Match Referee
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John Reid
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 11 Sep - day 1 -Sri Lanka 1st innings 290/7 (Kumar Dharmasena 16*, Chaminda Vaas 3*)
Thu, 12 Sep - day 2 -Zimbabwe 1st innings 105/6 (Craig Wishart 31*, Craig Evans 0*)
Fri, 13 Sep - day 3 -Zimbabwe 2nd innings 20/0 (Grant Flower 13*, Mark Dekker 6*)
Sat, 14 Sep - day 4 -Zimbabwe 2nd innings 127 (73.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 2
  • Maiden 5 wicket haul for PA Strang
Day 3
  • Silva took the last two Zimbabwe wickets in successive deliveries
  • 102 minutes play possible in 3rd session only due to rain.
  • Vaas gets his 50th test wicket.
Day 4
  • Morning session was washed out by rain.
  • 127 is Zimbabwe's lowest total in test cricket.
  • 6th 5 wicket haul for Muralitharan. His best bowling figure in Tests.