Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka 1997/98 (2nd Test)
VenueSinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo on 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th January 1998 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossZimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSri Lanka won by 5 wickets
UmpiresKT Francis, Saleem Badar
TV umpireI Anandappa
RefereeR Subba Row
Close of play day 1Zimbabwe (1) 251/9 (AR Whittall 1*, Mbangwa 0*; 90 overs)
Close of play day 2Zimbabwe (2) 24/1 (GW Flower 10*, AR Whittall 0*; 10 overs)
Close of play day 3Zimbabwe (2) 241/6 (A Flower 61*, Wishart 14*; 104 overs)
Close of play day 4Sri Lanka (2) 209/5 (de Silva 87*, Ranatunga 29*; 64 overs)
Man of the MatchPA de Silva

Zimbabwe first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Renniec Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan501031376- 
GW Flowerb Pushpakumara4156778- 
MW Goodwinb Anurasiri731282029- 
GJ Whittallrun out (Muralitharan)1132381- 
+A Flowerc and b Anurasiri83748-- 
*ADR Campbellc Kaluwitharana b Vaas441091297- 
CB Wishartlbw b Muralitharan21416-- 
PA Strangc Pushpakumara b Anurasiri51820-- 
HH Streakb Vaas33338-- 
AR Whittallnot out11616-- 
M Mbangwalbw b Pushpakumara0912-- 
Extras(3 lb, 9 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 90.2 overs)251
Fall of wickets:
1-70 (GW Flower), 2-110 (Rennie), 3-144 (GJ Whittall), 4-174 (A Flower), 5-201 (Goodwin), 6-206 (Wishart), 7-223 (Strang), 8-240 (Streak), 9-249 (Campbell), 10-251 (Mbangwa)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas12   1352-4
de Silva7   1330--
Muralitharan32   10722-4
Anurasiri27   7653--

Sri Lanka first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyac GJ Whittall b Streak52029-- 
MS Atapattuc A Flower b Strang48791349- 
RS Mahanamab Mbangwa830431- 
PA de Silvac and b Streak27283841 
*A Ranatungac Streak b Strang521432026- 
HP Tillakaratnec Rennie b AR Whittall75481-- 
+RS Kaluwitharanac A Flower b Strang51477112- 
SD Anurasirinot out32542-- 
M Muralitharanc A Flower b Mbangwa117611 
KR Pushpakumarab Strang164-- 
WPUJC Vaasabsent ill
Extras(11 lb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 73.5 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Jayasuriya), 2-43 (Mahanama), 3-91 (de Silva), 4-91 (Atapattu), 5-130 (Tillakaratne), 6-198 (Kaluwitharana), 7-213 (Ranatunga), 8-224 (Muralitharan), 9-225 (Pushpakumara)
Zimbabwe bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Streak15   5282--
Mbangwa16   4612--
GJ Whittall3   01801-
AR Whittall20   6301--

Zimbabwe second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Renniec Kaluwitharana b de Silva1220253- 
GW Flowerb Jayasuriya521271734- 
AR Whittallc Tillakaratne b de Silva21731-- 
MW Goodwinb Jayasuriya3988965- 
GJ Whittallc sub (DPMD Jayawardene) b Muralitharan1731422- 
+A Flowernot out105238337101 
*ADR Campbellc Kaluwitharana b Anurasiri371041525- 
CB Wishartc Kaluwitharana b Pushpakumara18941251- 
PA Strangb Muralitharan31823-- 
HH Streakrun out (Kaluwitharana)163-- 
M Mbangwac de Silva b Muralitharan417201- 
Extras(6 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 125.5 overs)299
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Rennie), 2-34 (AR Whittall), 3-104 (Goodwin), 4-117 (GW Flower), 5-128 (GJ Whittall), 6-204 (Campbell), 7-267 (Wishart), 8-284 (Strang), 9-286 (Streak), 10-299 (Mbangwa)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pushpakumara17   254111
de Silva23   4612--
Anurasiri19   7411--
Jayasuriya29   9642--

Sri Lanka second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyac A Flower b Streak6811116882 
MS Atapattuc A Flower b Streak0712-- 
RS Mahanamalbw b Mbangwa0917-- 
PA de Silvanot out143310460162 
HP Tillakaratnelbw b Streak022-- 
+RS Kaluwitharanac Campbell b Streak411271- 
*A Ranatunganot out8723230312- 
WPUJC Vaasdid not bat      
M Muralitharandid not bat      
KR Pushpakumaradid not bat      
SD Anurasiridid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 13 lb)24
Total(5 wickets, 113.5 overs)326
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Atapattu), 2-10 (Mahanama), 3-115 (Jayasuriya), 4-115 (Tillakaratne), 5-137 (Kaluwitharana)
Zimbabwe bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Streak25   6844--
Mbangwa14   5341--
GJ Whittall7   1120--
Strang24   4750--
AR Whittall43   10930--

--> SD Anurasiri made his last appearance in Test matches
--> MW Goodwin (1) passed his previous highest score of 70 in Test matches
--> RS Mahanama (1) passed 2500 runs in Test matches when he reached 2
--> A Flower (2) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 13
--> A Flower (2) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> M Mbangwa made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> SD Anurasiri reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed MW Goodwin, his 2nd wicket in the Zimbabwe first innings
--> M Muralitharan reached 150 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed GJ Whittall, his 1st wicket in the Zimbabwe second innings

The high heat and humidity forced drinks to be taken every 45 minutes
WPUJC Vaas was unable to bat in Sri Lanka's first innings, or take any further part in the match, due to measles.





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