Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka 1997/98 (1st Test)
VenueAsgiriya Stadium, Kandy on 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th January 1998 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSri Lanka won by 8 wickets
UmpiresBC Cooray, MJ Kitchen
TV umpirePT Manuel
RefereeR Subba Row
Close of play day 1Sri Lanka (1) 265/4 (Atapattu 129*, Tillakaratne 11*; 90 overs)
Close of play day 2Zimbabwe (1) 46/2 (Rennie 23*, A Flower 8*; 23 overs)
Close of play day 3Zimbabwe (2) 71/2 (Goodwin 1*, Whittall 2*; 28 overs)
Close of play day 4Zimbabwe (2) 289/7 (PA Strang 13*, Streak 6*; 116 overs)
Man of the MatchM Muralitharan

Sri Lanka first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyalbw b Streak615181- 
MS Atapattuc Campbell b PA Strang223448569291 
RS Mahanamac Campbell b Streak73347-- 
PA de Silvac Whittall b Huckle7512014391 
*A Ranatungab Whittall275710321 
HP Tillakaratnec and b Whittall441371725- 
+RS Kaluwitharanac and b Whittall2944585- 
WPUJC Vaasc Rennie b PA Strang2656813- 
M Muralitharanc BC Strang b PA Strang1719263- 
KR Pushpakumaranot out276-- 
KJ Silvadid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 9 nb)13
Total(9 wickets, declared, 154.3 overs)469
Fall of wickets:
1-16 (Jayasuriya), 2-33 (Mahanama), 3-173 (de Silva), 4-226 (Ranatunga), 5-321 (Tillakaratne), 6-383 (Kaluwitharana), 7-440 (Atapattu), 8-461 (Vaas), 9-469 (Muralitharan)
Zimbabwe bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Streak34   11962--
BC Strang30   7780-6
PA Strang35.3101233--
Whittall30   4733--
Huckle21   3881-3
Goodwin4   270--

Zimbabwe first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Renniec de Silva b KJ Silva532192852- 
GW Flowerb Muralitharan428471- 
MW Goodwinlbw b KJ Silva21718-- 
+A Flowerlbw b Vaas836311- 
*ADR Campbellc Mahanama b Pushpakumara763891- 
CB Wishartc Mahanama b Muralitharan3811-- 
PA Strangc de Silva b Muralitharan3592914- 
HH Streakb Muralitharan528321- 
AR Whittallnot out61343-- 
BC Strangb Muralitharan232-- 
AG Hucklelbw b KJ Silva086-- 
Extras(6 b, 2 lb, 7 nb)15
Total(all out, 85.4 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (GW Flower), 2-36 (Goodwin), 3-46 (A Flower), 4-72 (Campbell), 5-75 (Wishart), 6-119 (Rennie), 7-127 (PA Strang), 8-134 (Streak), 9-136 (BC Strang), 10-140 (Huckle, 85.4 ov)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas17   4361-3
Pushpakumara14   5341-3
Muralitharan29   18235--
KJ Silva19.49273--
de Silva5   0120--
Jayasuriya1   100--

Zimbabwe second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Rennielbw b Muralitharan2473921- 
GW Flowerb de Silva3852824- 
MW Goodwinb Muralitharan701371904- 
AR Whittallb Muralitharan145162-- 
+A Flowerc Mahanama b Muralitharan672122411- 
*ADR Campbelllbw b Vaas401111604- 
CB Wishartb Muralitharan021-- 
PA Strangc sub (RP Arnold) b Muralitharan3381604- 
HH Streakc Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara1320331- 
BC Strangnot out152941-- 
AG Hucklelbw b Muralitharan032-- 
Extras(5 b, 11 lb, 8 nb)24
Total(all out, 126.5 overs)338
Fall of wickets:
1-68 (GW Flower), 2-68 (Rennie), 3-103 (Whittall), 4-185 (Goodwin), 5-261 (A Flower), 6-261 (Wishart), 7-271 (Campbell), 8-297 (Streak), 9-334 (PA Strang), 10-338 (Huckle)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas24   3651-4
Pushpakumara19   2641--
de Silva13   5251--
KJ Silva11   2350--
Jayasuriya16   0380--
Atapattu1   010--

Sri Lanka second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyalbw b Streak021-- 
MS Atapattunot out65101- 
RS Mahanamab Streak032-- 
PA de Silvanot out4131- 
*A Ranatungadid not bat      
HP Tillakaratnedid not bat      
+RS Kaluwitharanadid not bat      
WPUJC Vaasdid not bat      
M Muralitharandid not bat      
KR Pushpakumaradid not bat      
KJ Silvadid not bat      
Total(2 wickets, 1.5 overs)10
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Jayasuriya, 0.2 ov), 2-0 (Mahanama, 0.5 ov)
Zimbabwe bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Streak1   042--
BC Strang0.5060--

--> MW Goodwin made his debut in Test matches
--> KJ Silva made his last appearance in Test matches
--> MS Atapattu (1) passed his previous highest score of 108 in Test matches
--> MS Atapattu (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 50
--> PA de Silva (1) passed 4500 runs in Test matches when he reached 53
--> AR Whittall (2) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Test matches
--> MW Goodwin made his debut for Zimbabwe in first-class matches
--> AG Huckle made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> GJ Rennie made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> AR Whittall achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed RS Kaluwitharana in the Sri Lanka first innings (previous best was 2-146)
--> M Muralitharan reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed PA Strang, his 3rd wicket in the Zimbabwe first innings
--> M Muralitharan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed AG Huckle in the Zimbabwe second innings (previous best was 6-98)

Start of play was delayed 45 minutes on Day Three due to wet outfield, resulting from heavy overnight rain.





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