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Test # 1423
Sri Lanka in England, 1998, Only Test
England v Sri Lanka
Kennington Oval, London
27,28,29,30,31 August 1998 (5-day match)

Result: Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
Sri Lanka wins the one-off Test

Toss: Sri Lanka
Umpires: EA Nicholls (WI) and DR Shepherd
TV Umpire: JW Holder
Match Referee: AM Ebrahim (Zim)
Test Debut: ASA Perera (SL).
Man of the Match: M Muralitharan

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: England 228/4 (Hick 107*, Crawley 10*; 91 overs)
  • Day 2: England 445, Sri Lanka 79/1 (Jayasuriya 59*, Jayawardene 4*; 20 overs)
  • Day 3: Sri Lanka 446/3 (de Silva 125*, Ranatunga 50*; 110 overs)
  • Day 4: Sri Lanka 591, England 54/2 (James 20*, Stewart 15*; 42 overs)
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            c Jayasuriya       b Wickramasinghe      10  29  26  1 0
    SP James                             c & b Muralitharan        36 133 111  3 0
    GA Hick               c Kaluwitharana    b Wickramasinghe     107 347 238 14 0
    *+AJ Stewart          c Tillakaratne     b Perera               2   6   9  0 0
    MR Ramprakash         c Jayawardene      b Muralitharan        53 175 149  4 0
    JP Crawley            not out                                 156 318 249 19 1
    BC Hollioake          c Atapattu         b Muralitharan        14  88  53  1 0
    DG Cork                                  b Muralitharan         6  74  48  0 0
    IDK Salisbury                            b Muralitharan         2  16  17  0 0
    D Gough               c Kaluwitharana    b Muralitharan         4  15   8  1 0
    ARC Fraser                               b Muralitharan        32  59  52  3 2
    Extras                (b 1, lb 11, w 2, nb 9)                  23
    Total                 (all out, 158.3 overs)                  445
    
    FoW: 1-16 (Butcher, 6.6 ov), 2-78 (James, 33.2 ov),
         3-81 (Stewart, 34.6 ov), 4-209 (Ramprakash, 81.3 ov),
         5-230 (Hick, 94.2 ov), 6-277 (Hollioake, 115.3 ov),
         7-333 (Cork, 134.1 ov), 8-343 (Salisbury, 138.4 ov),
         9-356 (Gough, 142.3 ov), 10-445 (Fraser, 158.3 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Wickramasinghe              30      4     81      2 (1nb, 2w)
    Perera                      40     10    104      1
    Dharmasena                  18      3     55      0
    Muralitharan                59.3   14    155      7 (8nb)
    Jayasuriya                  11      0     38      0
    
    Sri Lanka 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    ST Jayasuriya         c Stewart          b Hollioake          213 346 278 33 1
    MS Atapattu           lbw                b Cork                15  55  26  1 0
    DPMD Jayawardene      c Hollioake        b Fraser               9  56  40  0 0
    PA de Silva           c Stewart          b Hollioake          152 461 292 17 0
    *A Ranatunga          lbw                b Gough               51 138  99  7 1
    HP Tillakaratne       lbw                b Gough                0   1   1  0 0
    +RS Kaluwitharana     c Crawley          b Cork                25  57  50  2 0
    HDPK Dharmasena       lbw                b Fraser              13  61  39  2 0
    ASA Perera            not out                                  43 104  77  6 1
    GP Wickramasinghe                        b Fraser               0  11   7  0 0
    M Muralitharan        c Stewart          b Salisbury           30  55  36  5 0
    Extras                (b 15, lb 20, w 1, nb 4)                 40
    Total                 (all out, 156.5 overs)                  591
    
    FoW: 1-53 (Atapattu, 12.1 ov), 2-85 (Jayawardene, 25.2 ov),
         3-328 (Jayasuriya, 79.3 ov), 4-450 (Ranatunga, 112.1 ov),
         5-450 (Tillakaratne, 112.2 ov), 6-488 (Kaluwitharana, 125.5 ov),
         7-504 (de Silva, 132.4 ov), 8-526 (Dharmasena, 141.1 ov),
         9-532 (Wickramasinghe, 143.5 ov), 10-591 (Muralitharan, 156.5 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Gough                       30      5    102      2
    Fraser                      23      3     95      3
    Hollioake                   26      2    105      2 (1nb, 1w)
    Cork                        36      5    128      2 (3nb)
    Salisbury                   25.5    7     86      1
    Ramprakash                   5      0     24      0
    Butcher                     11      2     16      0
    
    England 2nd innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            st Kaluwitharana   b Muralitharan        15  53  45  3 0
    SP James              c Jayawardene      b Muralitharan        25 185 150  1 0
    GA Hick               lbw                b Muralitharan         0   4   2  0 0
    *+AJ Stewart          run out (sub [UDU Chandana])             32 149 145  1 0
    MR Ramprakash         c Tillakaratne     b Muralitharan        42 246 220  3 0
    JP Crawley                               b Muralitharan        14  53  59  2 0
    BC Hollioake          lbw                b Muralitharan         0   1   1  0 0
    DG Cork               c Kaluwitharana    b Muralitharan         8  22  23  2 0
    IDK Salisbury         lbw                b Muralitharan         0   2   4  0 0
    D Gough                                  b Muralitharan        15 145 133  2 0
    ARC Fraser            not out                                   0   5   6  0 0
    Extras                (b 7, lb 8, w 1, nb 14)                  30
    Total                 (all out, 129.2 overs)                  181
    
    FoW: 1-25 (Butcher, 14.6 ov), 2-25 (Hick, 16.2 ov),
         3-78 (James, 52.1 ov), 4-93 (Stewart, 58.6 ov),
         5-116 (Crawley, 77.1 ov), 6-116 (Hollioake, 77.2 ov),
         7-127 (Cork, 85.1 ov), 8-127 (Salisbury, 85.5 ov),
         9-180 (Ramprakash, 127.1 ov), 10-181 (Gough, 129.2 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Wickramasinghe               4      0     16      0
    Perera                      11      2     22      0 (1w)
    Muralitharan                54.2   27     65      9 (12nb)
    Dharmasena                  19.3   13     12      0
    Jayasuriya                  28     14     30      0
    de Silva                    10.3    3     16      0
    Jayawardene                  2      0      5      0
    
    Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 36 runs)                         R   M   B  4 6
    ST Jayasuriya         not out                                  24  22  17  2 2
    MS Atapattu           not out                                   9  22  13  1 0
    Extras                (lb 4)                                    4
    Total                 (0 wickets, 5 overs)                     37
    
    DNB: DPMD Jayawardene, PA de Silva, *A Ranatunga, HP Tillakaratne,
         +RS Kaluwitharana, M Muralitharan, GP Wickramasinghe, ASA Perera,
         HDPK Dharmasena.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Fraser                       2      0     19      0
    Cork                         2      0      3      0
    Hollioake                    1      0     11      0
    

      Day 2

    • Crawley and Fraser's partnership beats the previous record for England v Sri Lanka (40, between Malcolm and Emburey in 1993).

      Day 3

    • When de Silva reached 23, he became the first Sri Lankan to reach 5000 Test runs
    • de Silva and Jayasuriya's stand of 243 was the highest for any Sri Lankan wicket against England, or for their third wicket against any country.

      Day 5

    • UDU Chandana substituted for PA de Silva
    • MS Atapattu scored his 1000th Test run
    • Muralitharan took his 200th Test wicket when he dismissed Cork
    • Muralitharan's 9/65 was the best bowling in Tests by a Sri Lankan, and the 7th best analysis of all time in Tests
    • Muralitharan's match figures of 16/220 are the best by a Sri Lankan, and the 5th best analysis of all time in Tests




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    Team Pages: England, Sri Lanka.

    Ground Page: Kennington Oval, London

    England Player Pages: MA Butcher, SP James, GA Hick, AJ Stewart, MR Ramprakash, JP Crawley, BC Hollioake, DG Cork, IDK Salisbury, D Gough, ARC Fraser.

    Sri Lanka Player Pages: ST Jayasuriya, MS Atapattu, DPMD Jayawardene, PA de Silva, A Ranatunga, HP Tillakaratne, RS Kaluwitharana, HDPK Dharmasena, ASA Perera, GP Wickramasinghe, M Muralitharan.

    Match Officials' Pages: EA Nicholls, DR Shepherd, JW Holder, AM Ebrahim.

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