Leicestershire v Sri Lankans
Sri Lanka in England 1998
VenueGrace Road, Leicester on 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th July 1998 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossLeicestershire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSri Lankans won by 9 wickets
UmpiresNT Plews, JF Steele
ScorerGA York (Leicestershire)
Close of play day 1Sri Lankans (1) 51/0 (Jayasuriya 16*, Arnold 27*; 10 overs)
Close of play day 2Sri Lankans (1) 442/7 (Tillakaratne 91*, Wickramasinghe 6*; 114 overs)
Close of play day 3Leicestershire (2) 234/5 (Nixon 24*, Dakin 19*; 83 overs)

Leicestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Maddyc HAPW Jayawardene b Perera26      
IJ Sutcliffec Hathurusingha b Wickramasinghe17      
DI Stevensb Hathurusingha1      
*BF Smithc Jayasuriya b Hathurusingha0      
A Habibc HAPW Jayawardene b Hathurusingha0      
+PA Nixonlbw b Perera20      
JM Dakinc HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan79      
D Williamsonc Jayasuriya b Wickramasinghe20      
DJ Millnsnot out46      
CD Crowec HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan2      
MT Brimsonc Jayasuriya b Muralitharan1      
Extras(8 lb, 16 nb, 9 w)33
Total(all out, 87 overs)245
Fall of wickets:
1-40, 2-45, 3-45, 4-51, 5-59, 6-81, 7-149, 8-228, 9-233, 10-245 (87 ov)
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wickramasinghe17   4542--
Perera17   4602--
Hathurusingha27   7643--
Muralitharan23   8413--
DPMD Jayawardene3   0180--

Sri Lankans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyac Nixon b Dakin36      
RP Arnoldlbw b Dakin33      
DPMD Jayawardenec Nixon b Williamson48      
PA de Silvac Nixon b Dakin1      
*A Ranatungac Maddy b Brimson110      
HP Tillakaratnelbw b Williamson120      
UC Hathurusinghalbw b Dakin60      
+HAPW Jayawardeneb Williamson25      
GP Wickramasinghec Nixon b Brimson6      
ASA Pererac Williamson b Crowe26      
M Muralitharannot out7      
Extras(5 b, 19 lb, 12 nb, 1 w)37
Total(all out, 132.4 overs)509
Fall of wickets:
1-70, 2-83, 3-89, 4-226, 5-267, 6-386, 7-426, 8-447, 9-501, 10-509 (132.4 ov)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dakin38   61104--
Millns1   0140--
Williamson28   61103--
Brimson22   3842--
Maddy10   2470--

Leicestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Maddyc DPMD Jayawardene b Muralitharan29      
IJ Sutcliffeb Muralitharan15      
DI Stevenslbw b Muralitharan2      
*BF Smithc Arnold b de Silva75      
A Habiblbw b Muralitharan23      
+PA Nixonb Perera38      
JM Dakinc Tillakaratne b Wickramasinghe42      
D Williamsonlbw b Wickramasinghe34      
DJ Millnsc DPMD Jayawardene b Muralitharan14      
CD Crowelbw b Perera23      
MT Brimsonnot out2      
Extras(4 b, 22 lb, 34 nb, 5 w)65
Total(all out, 136.5 overs)362
Fall of wickets:
1-53, 2-59, 3-64, 4-148, 5-203, 6-267, 7-288, 8-315, 9-351, 10-362 (136.5 ov)
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wickramasinghe30   7992--
Hathurusingha10   3210--
Muralitharan55   211085--
Jayasuriya4   160--
Arnold3   0110--
de Silva9   3141--

Sri Lankans second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyac Williamson b Crowe30      
RP Arnoldnot out44      
DPMD Jayawardenenot out21      
PA de Silvadid not bat      
*A Ranatungadid not bat      
HP Tillakaratnedid not bat      
UC Hathurusinghadid not bat      
+HAPW Jayawardenedid not bat      
GP Wickramasinghedid not bat      
ASA Pereradid not bat      
M Muralitharandid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb)4
Total(1 wicket, 24.5 overs)99
Fall of wickets:
1-53 (Jayasuriya)
Leicestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Millns10   2490--
Dakin5   0210--
Crowe7   2201--

--> HAPW Jayawardene (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in first-class matches
--> RP Arnold (2) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 41
--> ASA Perera made his debut in England in first-class matches





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