West Indies v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka in West Indies 1996/97 (1st Test)
VenueAntigua Recreation Ground, St John's on 13th, 14th, 15th June 1997 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWest Indies won the toss and decided to field
ResultWest Indies won by 6 wickets
UmpiresLH Barker, RS Dunne
TV umpirePC Whyte
RefereeTalat Ali
Close of play day 1West Indies (1) 56/1 (Campbell 24*, Reifer 10*)
Close of play day 2Sri Lanka (2) 151/8 (KSC de Silva 2*)
Man of the MatchCEL Ambrose

Sri Lanka first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyab Hooper8511522392 
RS Mahanamac Browne b Ambrose1413-- 
RP Arnoldc Williams b Ambrose011-- 
PA de Silvac Walsh b Ambrose0811-- 
*A Ranatungarun out (Ambrose->Browne)421161536- 
HP Tillakaratneretired hurt1515-- 
+RS Kaluwitharana hit wkt b Bishop2378895- 
HDPK Dharmasenac Browne b Ambrose2963903- 
KR Pushpakumarac Reifer b Bishop1813-- 
KSC de Silvac Reifer b Ambrose617291- 
M Muralitharannot out6991- 
Extras(4 b, 11 lb, 14 nb)29
Total(all out, 68.1 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-19 (Mahanama), 2-19 (Arnold), 3-23 (PA de Silva), 4-133 (Ranatunga), 5-171 (Jayasuriya), 6-206 (Kaluwitharana), 7-210 (Pushpakumara), 8-216 (Dharmasena), 9-223 (KSC de Silva)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bishop15   3442-2
Walsh11   0460-4
Rose10   2320-3
Hooper19   2491--

West Indies first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SL Campbellc Muralitharan b KSC de Silva501171593- 
SC Williamsc Arnold b Pushpakumara2119363- 
FL Reiferc Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara2961794- 
BC Larac Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara069-- 
CL Hooperlbw b Muralitharan2754855- 
RIC Holderc and b Dharmasena2852595- 
+CO Brownec Jayasuriya b Muralitharan01216-- 
IR Bishopb Muralitharan52636-- 
CEL Ambrosenot out11263211 
FA Roseb Muralitharan056-- 
*CA Walshb Muralitharan011-- 
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 8 nb)18
Total(all out, 60.4 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-40 (Williams), 2-94 (Reifer), 3-97 (Lara), 4-122 (Campbell), 5-168 (Hooper), 6-168 (Holder), 7-172 (Browne), 8-189 (Bishop), 9-189 (Rose), 10-189 (Walsh)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
KSC de Silva13   1561-1
Pushpakumara15   2623-5
Dharmasena8   4191--
Jayasuriya1   080--

Sri Lanka second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyac Hooper b Ambrose033-- 
RS Mahanamac Browne b Ambrose1433612- 
RP Arnoldc Browne b Ambrose1229292- 
PA de Silvac Browne b Bishop47527771 
*A Ranatungac Rose b Bishop1317442- 
+RS Kaluwitharanac Browne b Walsh1622353- 
HDPK Dharmasenac Walsh b Rose3147684- 
KR Pushpakumarac Williams b Rose81426-1 
KSC de Silvanot out2413-- 
M Muralitharanc Williams b Rose022-- 
HP Tillakaratneabsent hurt
Extras(2 lb, 7 nb)9
Total(all out, 35 overs)152
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Jayasuriya), 2-17 (Arnold), 3-41 (Mahanama), 4-85 (Ranatunga), 5-91 (PA de Silva), 6-113 (Kaluwitharana), 7-140 (Pushpakumara), 8-151 (Dharmasena), 9-152 (Muralitharan)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ambrose9   0413-2
Walsh10   0371-3
Rose9   1433-1
Bishop7   0292--

West Indies second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SL Campbellc Mahanama b Muralitharan791451907- 
SC Williamsc sub (DK Liyanage) b Muralitharan83118155122 
FL Reiferb Dharmasena13743-- 
BC Larac sub (DK Liyanage) b Muralitharan4221- 
CL Hoopernot out648-1 
RIC Holdernot out001-- 
+CO Brownedid not bat      
IR Bishopdid not bat      
CEL Ambrosedid not bat      
FA Rosedid not bat      
*CA Walshdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 9 nb, 1 w)16
Total(4 wickets, 49.2 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-160 (Williams), 2-178 (Campbell), 3-182 (Lara), 4-183 (Reifer)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
KSC de Silva9   235011
Pushpakumara8   0380-1
Jayasuriya4   0170--
Dharmasena7   2211-1

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in three.
--> RS Kaluwitharana (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> HDPK Dharmasena (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> FL Reifer made his debut in Test matches
--> IR Bishop reached 150 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed RS Kaluwitharana, his 1st wicket in the Sri Lanka first innings
--> CEL Ambrose reached 300 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed KSC de Silva, his 5th wicket in the Sri Lanka first innings
--> HP Tillakaratne retired hurt in the Sri Lanka first innings having scored 1 (team score 139/4) (fractured forearm after being struck by Walsh )

Bishop was dropped when 0 by Mahanama off Dharmasena.
In the Sri Lankan 2nd innings the ball was replaced after 3.1 overs.





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