Somerset v Sri Lankans
Sri Lanka in England 1998
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 14th, 15th, 16th July 1998 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSomerset won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresB Dudleston, R Palmer
Close of play day 1Sri Lankans (1) 8/2 (Atapattu 0*, Bandaratilleke 1*; 5 overs)
Close of play day 2Sri Lankans (2) 243/3 (Arnold 115*, Tillakaratne 51*; 54 overs)

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PD Bowlerc Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe27     
ME Trescothickb Dharmasena95     
RJ Hardenc Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe8     
MN Lathwellc Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe56     
KA Parsonsnot out101     
M Burnsb Bandaratilleke13     
ARK Piersonc Tillakaratne b Wickramasinghe39     
+LD Suttonnot out3     
PS Jonesdid not bat      
MPL Bulbeckdid not bat      
BJ Trottdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 10 lb, 10 nb, 2 w)24
Total(6 wickets, declared, 96.1 overs)366
Fall of wickets:
1-47, 2-65, 3-183, 4-201, 5-229, 6-355
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Villavarayan15   3780--
Hathurusingha18   4760--
Dharmasena23   1661--
Bandaratilleke12   1531--
Jayawardene2   060--
Jayasuriya2   060--

Sri Lankans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*ST Jayasuriya hit wkt b Bulbeck0     
MS Atapattulbw b Bulbeck7     
RP Arnoldc Parsons b Jones2     
MRCN Bandaratillekec Sutton b Bulbeck11     
DPMD Jayawardeneb Trott3     
HP Tillakaratnenot out38     
+RS Kaluwitharanab Trott21     
UC Hathurusinghac Harden b Jones4     
HDPK Dharmasenac Sutton b Trescothick10     
GP Wickramasinghec Trescothick b Parsons18     
MS Villavarayanc Sutton b Parsons5     
Extras(11 lb)11
Total(all out, 52.4 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-7, 3-25, 4-26, 5-30, 6-58, 7-65, 8-102, 9-121, 10-130 (52.4 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bulbeck11   4203--
Jones12   3322--
Trott8   2162--
Trescothick11   4251--

Sri Lankans second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*ST Jayasuriyalbw b Bulbeck4     
MS Atapattuc Burns b Bulbeck53     
RP Arnoldc Harden b Trescothick209     
DPMD Jayawardenec Sutton b Parsons9     
HP Tillakaratneb Bulbeck82     
+RS Kaluwitharanac Parsons b Trescothick33     
UC Hathurusinghanot out34     
HDPK Dharmasenanot out45     
MRCN Bandaratillekedid not bat      
GP Wickramasinghedid not bat      
MS Villavarayandid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 6 w)14
Total(6 wickets, declared, 113 overs)483
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-93, 3-127, 4-326, 5-395, 6-408
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bulbeck19   11043--
Jones20   2840--
Burns6   1440--
Trott9   2400--
Pierson15   3540--
Trescothick20   3832--
Parsons11   4291--
Bowler9   3250--
Harden4   1120--

Somerset second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*PD Bowlerrun out66     
M Burnsc Dharmasena b Wickramasinghe13     
RJ Hardenc Dharmasena b Villavarayan0     
MN Lathwellc Jayawardene b Villavarayan5     
KA Parsonsc Villavarayan b Hathurusingha25     
ME Trescothickrun out26     
ARK Piersonst Kaluwitharana b Dharmasena3     
+LD Suttonnot out16     
PS Jonesnot out8     
MPL Bulbeckdid not bat      
BJ Trottdid not bat      
Extras(13 lb, 2 nb)15
Total(7 wickets, 37 overs)177
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-29, 3-39, 4-94, 5-139, 6-146, 7-155
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wickramasinghe9   0251--
Villavarayan8   0352--
Hathurusingha6   0321--
Bandaratilleke4   0260--
Dharmasena5   0171--
Jayasuriya3   0190--
Atapattu1   040--
Tillakaratne1   060--

--> KA Parsons (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 53
--> RP Arnold (2) 200 with 37 fours
--> LD Sutton (2) passed his previous highest score of 11 in first-class matches
--> HDPK Dharmasena made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> RP Arnold made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> DPMD Jayawardene made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> MRCN Bandaratilleke made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> MS Villavarayan made his debut in England in first-class matches
--> GP Wickramasinghe reached 250 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Somerset first innings





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