England v Sri Lanka
Carlton and United Series 1998/99
VenueSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on 3rd February 1999 (50-over match) (day/night)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to field
ResultSri Lanka won by 11 runs
PointsEngland 0; Sri Lanka 2
UmpiresAJ McQuillan, SJA Taufel
TV umpireJI Cameron
RefereePL van der Merwe
Reserve UmpirePF Hughes
Man of the MatchTT Samaraweera

Sri Lanka inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
DA Gunawardenest Crawley b Giles2445731-53.33
+RS Kaluwitharanac Gough b Alleyne54871085-62.07
WPUJC Vaasrun out (Knight)141427--100.00
PA de Silvanot out52528431100.00
*A Ranatungac Hussain b Gough047--0.00
DPMD Jayawardenec BC Hollioake b Alleyne2711--28.57
MS Atapattulbw b Alleyne41513--26.67
UDU Chandanac Giles b Wells075--0.00
HP Tillakaratnenot out1335361-37.14
GP Wickramasinghedid not bat      
TT Samaraweeradid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 2 nb, 12 w)18
Total(7 wickets, innings closed, 44 overs)181
Fall of wickets:
1-71 (Gunawardene, 16.4 ov), 2-99 (Vaas, 22.5 ov), 3-109 (Kaluwitharana, 24.3 ov), 4-111 (Ranatunga, 25.5 ov), 5-122 (Jayawardene, 28.2 ov), 6-133 (Atapattu, 32.3 ov), 7-134 (Chandana, 33.6 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Gough9   23512154.003.89
BC Hollioake4   025021-6.25
Ealham9   2300---3.33
Giles5   03113-30.006.20
Alleyne9   1273--18.003.00
Wells8   1291--48.003.62

England inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
NV Knightb Chandana581091372-53.21
VJ Wellsb Samaraweera2650602-52.00
GA Hickb Samaraweera022--0.00
N Hussainst Kaluwitharana b Tillakaratne92429--37.50
+JP Crawleyc Ranatunga b Samaraweera1321361-61.90
MA Ealhamc sub (RS Mahanama) b Jayawardene0311--0.00
MW Alleynec Jayawardene b Chandana1820241-90.00
*AJ Hollioakest Kaluwitharana b Chandana1317331-76.47
BC Hollioakerun out (Vaas)466--66.67
AF Gilesnot out101013--100.00
D Goughnot out135--33.33
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 1 nb, 11 w)18
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 44 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-53 (Wells, 16.2 ov), 2-53 (Hick, 16.4 ov), 3-74 (Hussain, 24.2 ov), 4-118 (Crawley, 32.6 ov), 5-119 (Knight, 34.2 ov), 6-122 (Ealham, 35.2 ov), 7-150 (Alleyne, 39.6 ov), 8-155 (BC Hollioake, 41.1 ov), 9-162 (AJ Hollioake, 42.4 ov)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Vaas6   0240---4.00
de Silva9   025031-2.78
Samaraweera9   0343--18.003.78
Chandana9   03532-18.003.89
Tillakaratne5   02212-30.004.40
Jayawardene6   0241--36.004.00

--> The match was reduced before play started to 44 overs per side
--> JP Crawley made his last appearance in ODI matches
--> RS Kaluwitharana 50 in 84 balls, 105 minutes with 4 fours
--> PA de Silva 50 in 50 balls, 84 minutes with 3 fours and 1 six
--> NV Knight 50 in 93 balls, 119 minutes
--> VJ Wells passed his previous highest score of 10 in ODI matches
--> MW Alleyne equalled his previous highest score of 18 in ODI matches
--> BC Hollioake made his debut in Australia in ODI matches
--> DA Gunawardene made his debut in Australia in ODI matches
--> TT Samaraweera made his debut in Australia in List A matches
--> TT Samaraweera made his debut in Australia in ODI matches
--> MW Alleyne achieved his best innings bowling analysis in ODI matches when he dismissed RS Kaluwitharana in the Sri Lanka innings (previous best was 0-7)
--> TT Samaraweera achieved his best innings bowling analysis in ODI matches when he dismissed GA Hick in the England innings (previous best was 1-35)

Start of match delayed by waterlogged ground to 4:15pm. Scheduled finishing time extended to 11:00pm and the dinner break reduced to 30 mins to start at 7:20pm. 44-over per side match to include 13 overs of fielding restrictions and a maximum of 9 overs per bowler.





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