result
2nd Test, Colombo, Jan 14 - 18 1998, Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka
251 & 299
(113.5 ov, target 326)225 & 326/5
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
player of the match
Zimbabwe 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gavin Rennie c †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan501031376048.54
Grant Flower  b Pushpakumara4156778073.21
Murray Goodwin  b Anurasiri731282029057.03
Guy Whittall run out (Muralitharan)1132381034.37
Andy Flower c & b Anurasiri837480021.62
Alistair Campbell (c)c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas441091297040.36
Craig Wishart lbw b Muralitharan214160014.28
Paul Strang c Pushpakumara b Anurasiri518200027.77
Heath Streak  b Vaas33338009.09
Andy Whittall not out 11616006.25
Pommie Mbangwa lbw b Pushpakumara0912000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 9, w 1)13
TOTAL(90.2 Ov, RR: 2.77)251
Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Grant Flower), 2-110 (Gavin Rennie), 3-144 (Guy Whittall), 4-174 (Andy Flower), 5-201 (Murray Goodwin), 6-206 (Craig Wishart), 7-223 (Paul Strang), 8-240 (Heath Streak), 9-249 (Alistair Campbell), 10-251 (Pommie Mbangwa)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas1213522.91---04
Ravindra Pushpakumara12.224323.48---11
Aravinda de Silva713304.71---00
Muttiah Muralitharan32107222.25---04
Don Anurasiri2776532.40---00
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sanath Jayasuriya c GJ Whittall b Streak520290025.00
Marvan Atapattu c †A Flower b Strang48791349060.75
Roshan Mahanama  b Mbangwa830431026.66
Aravinda de Silva c & b Streak2728384196.42
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)c Streak b Strang521432026036.36
Hashan Tillakaratne c Rennie b AR Whittall754810012.96
Romesh Kaluwitharana c †A Flower b Strang514771120108.51
Don Anurasiri not out 325420012.00
Muttiah Muralitharan c †A Flower b Mbangwa117611157.14
Ravindra Pushpakumara  b Strang1640016.66
Chaminda Vaas absent ill-----0.00
Extras(lb 11, w 1)12
TOTAL(73.5 Ov, RR: 3.04)225
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 2-43 (Roshan Mahanama), 3-91 (Aravinda de Silva), 4-91 (Marvan Atapattu), 5-130 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 6-198 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 7-213 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 8-224 (Muttiah Muralitharan), 9-225 (Ravindra Pushpakumara)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Heath Streak1552821.86---00
Pommie Mbangwa1646123.81---00
Guy Whittall301806.00---10
Paul Strang19.527743.88---00
Andy Whittall2063011.50---00
Zimbabwe 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gavin Rennie c †Kaluwitharana b de Silva1220253060.00
Grant Flower  b Jayasuriya521271734040.94
Andy Whittall c Tillakaratne b de Silva217310011.76
Murray Goodwin  b Jayasuriya3988965044.31
Guy Whittall c sub (DPMD Jayawardene) b Muralitharan1731422054.83
Andy Flower not out 10523833710144.11
Alistair Campbell (c)c †Kaluwitharana b Anurasiri371041525035.57
Craig Wishart c †Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara18941251019.14
Paul Strang  b Muralitharan318230016.66
Heath Streak run out (†Kaluwitharana)1630016.66
Pommie Mbangwa c de Silva b Muralitharan417201023.52
Extras(lb 6, nb 2, w 1)9
TOTAL(125.5 Ov, RR: 2.37)299
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Gavin Rennie), 2-34 (Andy Whittall), 3-104 (Murray Goodwin), 4-117 (Grant Flower), 5-128 (Guy Whittall), 6-204 (Alistair Campbell), 7-267 (Craig Wishart), 8-284 (Paul Strang), 9-286 (Heath Streak), 10-299 (Pommie Mbangwa)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ravindra Pushpakumara1725413.17---11
Aravinda de Silva2346122.65---00
Muttiah Muralitharan37.597331.92---02
Don Anurasiri1974112.15---00
Sanath Jayasuriya2996422.20---00
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (target: 326 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sanath Jayasuriya c †A Flower b Streak681111688261.26
Marvan Atapattu c †A Flower b Streak0712000.00
Roshan Mahanama lbw b Mbangwa0917000.00
Aravinda de Silva not out 14331046016246.12
Hashan Tillakaratne lbw b Streak022000.00
Romesh Kaluwitharana c Campbell b Streak411271036.36
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)not out 8723230312037.50
Extras(b 11, lb 13)24
TOTAL(113.5 Ov, RR: 2.86)326/5
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Marvan Atapattu), 2-10 (Roshan Mahanama), 3-115 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 4-115 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 5-137 (Romesh Kaluwitharana)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Heath Streak2568443.36---00
Pommie Mbangwa1453412.42---00
Guy Whittall711201.71---00
Paul Strang2447503.12---00
Andy Whittall43109302.16---00
Murray Goodwin0.50404.80---00
MATCH DETAILS
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka
Season1997/98
Player Of The Match
Aravinda de Silva
Aravinda de Silva
Player Of The Series
Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1395
Match daysday(5-day match)
Umpires
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K.T.Francis
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Saleem Badar
TV Umpire
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Ignatius Anandappa
Match Referee
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Raman Subba Row
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 14 Jan - day 1 -Zimbabwe 1st innings 251/9 (Andy Whittall 1*, Pommie Mbangwa 0*, 90 ov)
Thu, 15 Jan - day 2 -Zimbabwe 2nd innings 24/1 (Grant Flower 10*, Andy Whittall 0*, 10 ov)
Fri, 16 Jan - day 3 -Zimbabwe 2nd innings 241/6 (Andy Flower 61*, Craig Wishart 14*, 104 ov)
Sat, 17 Jan - day 4 -Sri Lanka 2nd innings 209/5 (Aravinda de Silva 87*, Arjuna Ranatunga 29*, 64 ov)
Sun, 18 Jan - day 5 -Sri Lanka 2nd innings 326/5 (113.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
  • The high heat and humidity forced drinks to be taken every 45 minutes
Day 2
  • WPUJC Vaas was unable to bat in Sri Lanka's first innings, or take any further part in the match, due to measles.
Day 3
  • GJ Whittall was Muralitharan's 150th Test wicket in his 36th Test - the first Sri Lankan bowler to reach this milestone.
Day 4
  • Sri Lanka target for victory 326 in five sessions of play.