Sri Lanka v Australia
Australia in Sri Lanka 1999 (1st Test)
VenueAsgiriya Stadium, Kandy on 9th, 10th, 11th September 1999 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSri Lanka won by 6 wickets
UmpiresPT Manuel, S Venkataraghavan
TV umpireBC Cooray
RefereeCW Smith
Close of play day 1Sri Lanka (1) 69/2 (Atapattu 25*; 20.2 overs)
Close of play day 2Australia (2) 89/6 (Ponting 22*, Miller 0*; 42 overs)
Man of the MatchPA de Silva, RT Ponting

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Slaterlbw b Vaas022-- 
GS Blewettlbw b Zoysa048-- 
JL Langerc de Silva b Vaas721291- 
ME Waughc and b Vaas621311- 
*SR Waughc de Silva b Zoysa1935553- 
RT Pontingc and b Muralitharan96160243101 
+IA Healyst Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan1114171- 
SK Warnec Atapattu b Zoysa097-- 
JN Gillespielbw b Muralitharan411241455- 
CR Millerc Atapattu b Muralitharan025-- 
GD McGrathnot out415201- 
Extras(4 nb)4
Total(all out, 264 minutes, 67.1 overs)188
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Slater, 0.2 ov), 2-4 (Blewett, 1.4 ov), 3-9 (Langer, 6.3 ov), 4-16 (ME Waugh, 8.2 ov), 5-40 (SR Waugh, 18.5 ov), 6-59 (Healy, 23.1 ov), 7-60 (Warne, 24.5 ov), 8-167 (Gillespie, 59.6 ov), 9-171 (Miller, 61.2 ov), 10-188 (Ponting, 67.1 ov)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas16   2433-3
Zoysa13   2383-1
Jayasuriya5   050--
Chandana8   1390--

Sri Lanka first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*ST Jayasuriyalbw b McGrath1818272- 
MS Atapattuc Langer b Miller2558912- 
RP Arnoldlbw b Miller1949582- 
PA de Silvac Ponting b Warne7814618313- 
DPMD Jayawardenec Ponting b Warne46701177- 
A Ranatungac Healy b Warne4481- 
+RS Kaluwitharanab Miller918232- 
UDU Chandanac sub (ML Hayden) b Warne1228303- 
WPUJC Vaasnot out2614-- 
DNT Zoysac Miller b Warne7341- 
M Muralitharanc McGrath b Miller032-- 
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)14
Total(all out, 272 minutes, 66.3 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Jayasuriya, 6.1 ov), 2-69 (Arnold, 20.2 ov), 3-70 (Atapattu, 20.6 ov), 4-177 (Jayawardene, 47.3 ov), 5-181 (Ranatunga, 49.1 ov), 6-197 (Kaluwitharana, 55.1 ov), 7-223 (Chandana, 63.4 ov), 8-226 (de Silva, 65.2 ov), 9-234 (Zoysa, 65.6 ov), 10-234 (Muralitharan, 66.3 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath18   5661-3
Gillespie12   2430--
Warne16   4525--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GS Blewettc Atapattu b Muralitharan14851102- 
MJ Slaterlbw b Muralitharan2750613- 
JL Langerlbw b Vaas519261- 
ME Waughb Vaas056-- 
RT Pontingc Jayasuriya b Chandana5111813641 
+IA Healyb Muralitharan31820-- 
SK Warnerun out (Jayasuriya)610171- 
CR Millerb Vaas83235-1 
GD McGrathnot out1029501- 
*SR Waughabsent hurt
JN Gillespieabsent hurt
Extras(6 b, 5 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 233 minutes, 60.2 overs)140
Fall of wickets:
1-37 (Slater, 15.2 ov), 2-49 (Langer, 22.3 ov), 3-49 (ME Waugh, 24.2 ov), 4-49 (Blewett, 27.6 ov), 5-58 (Healy, 33.3 ov), 6-75 (Warne, 37.1 ov), 7-99 (Miller, 46.5 ov), 8-140 (Ponting, 60.2 ov)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas15   7153--
Zoysa10   32801-
de Silva3   050--
Muralitharan26   5653-4
Jayasuriya4   170--

Sri Lanka second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*ST Jayasuriyac sub (ML Hayden) b Miller1823243- 
MS Atapattuc Blewett b McGrath0510-- 
+RS Kaluwitharanab Miller517321- 
PA de Silvanot out3170865- 
DPMD Jayawardenec Slater b Miller920311- 
A Ranatunganot out19294611 
RP Arnolddid not bat      
UDU Chandanadid not bat      
WPUJC Vaasdid not bat      
DNT Zoysadid not bat      
M Muralitharandid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(4 wickets, 110 minutes, 26.5 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Atapattu, 2.1 ov), 2-24 (Jayasuriya, 5.2 ov), 3-39 (Kaluwitharana, 9.3 ov), 4-60 (Jayawardene, 15.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath7   2191-2
Miller13   2483--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in three.
--> Day 1 Lunch: Australia (1) 61/7 (Ponting 16*, Gillespie 0*; 26 overs)
--> Day 1 Tea: Australia (1) 167/8 (Ponting 79*; 60 overs)
--> Day 2 Lunch: Sri Lanka (1) 181/5 (de Silva 60*; 49.1 overs)
--> Day 3 Lunch: Sri Lanka (2) 12/1 (Jayasuriya 10*; 2.1 overs)
--> RT Ponting (1) 50 in 106 balls, 168 minutes with 4 fours
--> JN Gillespie (1) passed his previous highest score of 28 in Test matches
--> PA de Silva (1) 50 in 83 balls with 9 fours
--> PA de Silva (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 61
--> DPMD Jayawardene (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 42
--> RT Ponting (2) 50 in 114 balls with 4 fours and 1 six
--> RT Ponting (2) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 27
--> SR Waugh made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> JL Langer made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> MJ Slater made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> GD McGrath made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> UDU Chandana made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> GS Blewett made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> RT Ponting made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> JN Gillespie made his debut in Sri Lanka in first-class matches
--> JN Gillespie made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> CR Miller made his debut in Sri Lanka in Test matches
--> DNT Zoysa achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches in the Australia first innings (previous best was 3-47)
--> CR Miller achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed M Muralitharan in the Sri Lanka first innings (previous best was 3-57)

Start of play delayed by rain for 30 minutes until 11:00am
SR Waugh and Gillespie were in hospital in Colombo for the entire day and thus were not available to bat





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