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Sri Lanka v India
Asian Test Championship 1998/99
VenueSinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo on 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th February 1999 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSri Lanka won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
PointsSri Lanka 4 (Batting 3, Bowling 1); India 5 (Batting 4, Bowling 1)
UmpiresRE Koertzen, RB Tiffin
TV umpireSaleem Badar
RefereeCW Smith
Close of play day 1India (1) 351/3 (Tendulkar 53*, Azharuddin 19*; 90 overs)
Close of play day 2Sri Lanka (1) 121/2 (Jayawardene 59*, Hathurusingha 11*; 37 overs)
Close of play day 3Sri Lanka (1) 293/4 (Jayawardene 128*, Ranatunga 66*; 95.2 overs)
Close of play day 4India (2) 59/1 (Laxman 17*, Ganguly 7*; 13.3 overs)
Man of the MatchDPMD Jayawardene

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
S Rameshc Ranatunga b Jayawardene14321431718- 
VVS Laxmanc de Silva b Perera1122372- 
RS Dravidc Ranatunga b Hathurusingha10721831412- 
SR Tendulkarc Kaluwitharana b Vaas53549410- 
*M Azharuddinc Hathurusingha b Arnold8716121812- 
SC Gangulyc sub (RS Kalpage) b Upashantha561272096- 
+NR Mongiac de Silva b Arnold2556752- 
A Kumblenot out1015241- 
BKV Prasaddid not bat      
Harbhajan Singhdid not bat      
A Nehradid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 6 lb, 12 nb, 3 w)26
Total(7 wickets, declared, 645 minutes, 142.5 overs)518
Fall of wickets:
1-20 (Laxman, 7.1 ov), 2-252 (Ramesh, 71.3 ov), 3-288 (Dravid, 78.6 ov), 4-351 (Tendulkar, 90.1 ov), 5-463 (Azharuddin, 125.3 ov), 6-491 (Ganguly, 136.3 ov), 7-518 (Mongia, 142.5 ov)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas31   51081-1
Perera30   4125117
Upashantha28   394111
Hathurusingha18   351112
Arnold24.52942--
Jayawardene11   3351--

Sri Lanka first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RP Arnoldrun out (Dravid)349312051 
MS Atapattulbw b Nehra613241- 
DPMD Jayawardenec and b Kumble242465677302 
UC Hathurusinghalbw b Prasad1439612- 
PA de Silvab Harbhajan Singh2354694- 
*A Ranatungac sub (HH Kanitkar) b Kumble661131768- 
HP Tillakaratnest Mongia b Harbhajan Singh14471053- 
+RS Kaluwitharanab Harbhajan Singh2345572- 
WPUJC Vaasc Laxman b Kumble2364933- 
KEA Upashanthalbw b Kumble617221- 
PDRL Pereranot out196-- 
Extras(1 b, 19 lb, 9 nb, 4 w)33
Total(all out, 703 minutes, 159.1 overs)485
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Atapattu, 5.2 ov), 2-93 (Arnold, 29.3 ov), 3-129 (Hathurusingha, 44.1 ov), 4-178 (de Silva, 59.2 ov), 5-354 (Tillakaratne, 115.5 ov), 6-390 (Kaluwitharana, 131.2 ov), 7-466 (Vaas, 153.2 ov), 8-466 (Ranatunga, 153.3 ov), 9-484 (Upashantha, 157.3 ov), 10-485 (Jayawardene, 159.1 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Prasad31   69411-
Nehra28   5941-8
Kumble54.1101344--
Harbhajan Singh40   91273--
Tendulkar5   0160--
Ganguly1   100--

India second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
S Rameshc Tillakaratne b Upashantha3038505- 
VVS Laxmanlbw b Upashantha25631113- 
SC Gangulyst Kaluwitharana b de Silva781672448- 
SR Tendulkarnot out124235308101 
*M Azharuddinc Arnold b de Silva154143-- 
A Kumblec Vaas b Arnold104036-- 
BKV Prasadnot out952431- 
RS Draviddid not bat      
Harbhajan Singhdid not bat      
A Nehradid not bat      
+NR Mongiadid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 9 nb, 2 w)15
Total(5 wickets, 420 minutes, 104 overs)306
Fall of wickets:
1-50 (Ramesh, 9.6 ov), 2-74 (Laxman, 21.5 ov), 3-213 (Ganguly, 64.2 ov), 4-253 (Azharuddin, 78.4 ov), 5-283 (Kumble, 88.5 ov)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas18   3580--
Perera14   260023
Upashantha15   2412-1
Arnold23.44541--
de Silva18.22592-2
Jayawardene14   1300--
Tillakaratne1   100--

Notes
--> S Ramesh (1) passed his previous highest score of 96 in Test matches
--> S Ramesh (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 44
--> A Nehra made his debut in Test matches
--> DPMD Jayawardene (1) passed his previous highest score of 167 in Test matches
--> DPMD Jayawardene (1) passed his previous highest score of 217 in first-class matches
--> DPMD Jayawardene (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 102
--> KEA Upashantha made his debut in Test matches
--> PDRL Perera made his debut in Test matches
--> SR Tendulkar (2) passed 12000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 54
--> SC Ganguly (2) passed 2000 runs in Test matches when he reached 41
--> A Ranatunga retired hurt in the Sri Lanka first innings having scored 66 (team score 293/4) - he returned when the score was 466/7

Play was called off 1.5 hrs before close of play due to bad light.
Rain interrupts play again, Umpires had to call of play due to inclement weather.

 

 

 

 

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