New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1996/97, 1st Test - New Zealand Won by an Innings

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1996/97, 1st Test - New Zealand Won by an Innings

Post by Vicky B. Vigneswar » Wed, 12 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Test # 1358
New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1996/97, 1st Test
Carisbrook, Dunedin
7,8,9,10 March 1997

Result: New Zealand won by an innings and 36 runs
        New Zealand lead series 1-0.

Toss: Sri Lanka
Umpires: CE King and ID Robinson (Zim)
TV Umpire: RS Dunne
Match Referee: PJP Burge (AUS)
Man of the Match: BA Young (NZ)

Close of Play:
 Day 1: NZ 343/4 (Young 154*, Vettori 1*)
 Day 2: NZ 586/7 dec, SL 78/4 (Ranatunga 13*, Tillekeratne 7*)
 Day 3: SL 222 & 37/0 (Jayasuriya 20*, Mahanama 15*)

New Zealand 1st innings                                         R   B   4  6
BA Young              not out                                 267 408  37  0
BA Pocock             c Mahanama         b Vaas                18  59   0  0
MJ Horne              c Mahanama         b Ranatunga           66 105   9  1
*SP Fleming           c Zoysa            b Wickremasinghe      51  58   8  0
NJ Astle                                 b Vaas                27  48   5  0
DL Vettori            c Mahanama         b Vaas                 1  13   0  0
CL Cairns             c Mahanama         b Zoysa               70 122  10  1
+AC Parore            c Wickremasinghe   b Vaas                19  28   2  0
DN Patel              not out                                  30  42   1  1
Extras                (lb 14, w 2, nb 21)                      37
Total                 (7 wickets, 146 overs)                  586

DNB: SP Doull, HT Davis.

FoW: 1-54 (Pocock), 2-195 (Horne), 3-271 (Fleming),
     4-337 (Astle), 5-343 (Vettori), 6-466 (Cairns),
     7-512 (Parore).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Vaas                        35      6    144      4 (5nb, 1w)
Zoysa                       40      6    112      1 (8nb)
Wickremasinghe              25      4    117      1 (5nb)
Muralitharan                33      6    136      0
Ranatunga                    5      0     29      1
Jayasuriya                   7      0     34      0 (2nb)

Sri Lanka 1st innings                                           R   B   4  6
ST Jayasuriya                            b Doull                0   7   0  0
RS Mahanama           lbw                b Doull               26   0   0  0
MS Atapattu           lbw                b Doull               25   0   0  0
PA de Silva           c Patel            b Davis                3   0   0  0
*A Ranatunga          c Young            b Doull               14  39   1  0
HP Tillekeratne       not out                                  56 161   8  0
+RS Kaluwitharana     c Fleming          b Patel               43  50   5  0
WPUCJ Vaas            c Horne            b Patel                2  17   0  0
GP Wickremasinghe     c Parore           b Davis               42  75   6  0
DNT Zoysa             c Young            b Davis                0   7   0  0
M Muralitharan        c Cairns           b Doull                0  10   0  0
Extras                (lb 10, w 1)                             11
Total                 (all out, 85.2 overs)                   222

FoW: 1-4 (Jaysuriya), 2-55 (Atapattu), 3-58 (Mahanama),
     4-58 (PA de Silva), 5-79 (Ranatunga), 6-135 (Kaluwitharana),
     7-141 (Vaas), 8-214 (Wickremasinghe), 9-215 (Zoysa),
     10-222 (Muralitharan).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Doull                       21.2    5     58      5 (1w)
Davis                       19      5     34      3
Horne                        6      5      4      0
Astle                        3      0     11      0
Patel                       22      4     67      2
Vettori                     14      5     38      0

Sri Lanka 2nd innings                                           R   B   4  6
ST Jayasuriya         c Parore           b Doull               50  67   6  0
RS Mahanama                              b Doull               21  46   3  0
MS Atapattu                              b Patel               22  56   2  0
PA de Silva           lbw                b Astle                0  14   0  0
*A Ranatunga          c Horne            b Vettori             13  45   1  0
HP Tillekeratne       run out (sub (CZ Harris))                 8  55   0  0
+RS Kaluwitharana                    c & b Vettori            103 104  15  2
WPUCJ Vaas                           c & b Davis               57  98   7  1
GP Wickremasinghe     c Doull            b Astle                0   6   0  0
DNT Zoysa             not out                                  16  16   3  0
M Muralitharan                       c & b Doull               26  14   4  1
Extras                (lb 9, nb 3)                             12
Total                 (all out, 86.3 overs)                   328

FoW: 1-49 (Mahanama), 2-82 (Jaysuriya), 3-85 (PA de Silva),
     4-99 (Atapattu), 5-115 (Ranatunga), 6-133 (Tillekeratne),
     7-271 (Kaluwitharana), 8-271 (Wickremasinghe), 9-285 (Vaas),
     10-328 (Muralitharan).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Doull                       20.3    5     82      3
Davis                       22      2     79      1 (2nb)
Horne                        4      2     18      0
Astle                       15      3     51      2 (1nb)
Patel                       10      3     36      1
Vettori                     15      4     53      2

*** Day 1:
*** Lunch: NZ   92/1 (Young 41*, Horne 17*)
*** Tea:   NZ  203/2 (Young 94*, Fleming 3*)

*** BA Young 50 off 105 balls, 6x4. 11th Test 50.
*** MJ Horne 50 off 80 balls, 9x4, 1x6. Maiden Test 50 in his
    2nd Test.
*** BA Young and MJ Horne set a new record 2nd wicket
    partnership for New Zealand v Sri Lanka of 141 (previous
    best: 76 by JG Wright and AH Jones at Auckland in 1990/91).
*** BA Young 100 off 203 balls, 273 mins, 16x4. 2nd Test 100.
*** SP Fleming 50 off 54 balls, 8x4, 12th Test 50.
*** Play ended 3.2 overs early due to rain but came back 23 mins
    after the scheduled close of play to complete them.
*** BA Young 150 off 253 balls, 23x4. Test 150. First time
    a New Zealand batsman has scored 150 since AH Jones v Sri
    Lanka at Wellington in 1990/91.

*** Day 2
*** Lunch: NZ  433/5 (Young 187*, Cairns 50*)
*** Tea:   NZ  586/7 dec. (Young 267*, Patel 30*)

*** CL Cairns 50 off 96 balls, 119 mins, 6x4, 1x6. 9th Test 50
    and 3rd in consecutive innings.
*** BA Young dropped by RS Mahanama at 2nd slip off the bowling
    of DNT Zoysa with his score on 155 and New Zealand at 349/5.
*** BA Young 200 off 355 balls, 519 mins, 29x4. 7th ever double
    century by a New Zealander in Tests and 6th New Zealand player
    to achieve it.
*** RS Mahanama 4 catches in New Zealand's 1st innings equals
    the Sri Lankan Test record already held by himself and
    HP Tillekeratne.
*** 9th occasion New Zealand scores over 500 (previous occasion:
    671/4 dec. v Sri Lanka at Wellington in 1990-91).
*** BA Young 250 off 406 balls, 595 mins, 36x4. 3rd ever New
    Zealander to achieve this score.
*** DN Patel dropped by ST Jayasuriya at gully off the bowling
    of DNT Zoysa with his score on 22 and New Zealand at 565/7.

*** BA Young 267* (off 421 balls, 605 mins, 37x4) is the 2nd
    highest ever individual score by a New Zealander in Tests
    (highest: MD Crowe 299 v Sri Lanka at Wellington in 1990-91)
    and also 2nd highest ever by any player against Sri Lanka
    (highest: same as above). It is the 28th highest individual
    innings in Test history and largest score since BC Lara's 375
    for West Indies v England at St Johns in 1993-94. It is the
    highest ever score by a New Zealand opener (previous best:
    GM Turner 259 v West Indies at Georgetown in 1971-72). It is
    the highest score by any player made at Carisbrook, Dunedin
    (previous best: 201 by Mushtaq Mohammad for Pakistan in 1971-72,
    previous New Zealand best: 143 by GT Dowling v India in 1967-69).
    Also it is the 2nd best aggregate runs scored in a match by a
    New Zealander (best: MD Crowe 329 [30 & 299] v Sri Lanka at
    Wellington in 1990-91).

*** New Zealand's 586/7 dec. is their 2nd highest ever total in
    Tests (highest: 671/4 dec. v Sri Lanka at Wellington in 1990-91).
    It is also the 2nd ever highest total against Sri Lanka (highest:
    same as above). It is the highest ever total by any side at
    Carisbrook, Dunedin (previous best: Pakistan 507/6 dec. in
    1972-93; previous New Zealand best: 350 v India in 1967-68).

*** Day 3:
*** Lunch: SL  150/7 (Tillekeratne 30*, Wickremasinghe 2*)
*** Tea:   SL    222 (Tillekeratne 55*)

*** HP Tillekeratne 50 off 142 balls, 208 mins, 8x4.
*** New 8th wicket partnership record for Sri Lanka v New Zealand
    set by HP Tillekeratne and GP Wickremasinghe of 73 (previous
    best: 69 by HP Tillekeratne and SD Anurasiri at SSCG, Colombo
    in 1992-93).
*** GP Wickremasinghe 43 is his highest score in Tests (previous
    best: 28 v Australia at Perth, 1995-96).
*** SB Doull's 5-58 is his 5th 5-wicket bag and 3rd this season.
    It is the 3rd best innings haul by a New Zealander against
    Sri Lanka.
*** New Zealand captain SP Fleming enforced Sri Lanka to follow-on
    It is only the 8th time in 251 Tests played by New Zealand that
    they have had the opportunity to enforce the follow-on (7th
    occasion that they did so). 364 runs represents the 2nd largest
    1st innings lead by New Zealand in Tests (highest: 374 v
    Australia at Brisbane in 1985-86).
*** Tea taken early at the conclusion of the Sri Lankan 1st innings
    thus extending the final session by 30 minutes.
*** Rain ended play for the day after 9.4 overs of the 39 minimum
    to be bowled.

*** Day 4:
*** Lunch: SL  102/4 (Ranatunga 4*, Tillekeratne 1*)
*** Tea:   SL  221/6 (Kaluwitharana 71*, Vaas 28*)

*** RS Kaluwitharana dropped by SB Doull (caught and bowled) with
    his score on 2 and Sri Lanka at 120/5.
*** RS Kaluwitharana 50 off 46 balls, 8x4, 1x6. 4th Test 50.
*** RS Kaluwitharana 100 off 98 balls, 15x4, 2x6. 2nd Test 100.
*** Record 7th wicket partnership for Sri Lanka v New Zealand set
    by RS Kaluwitharana and WPUCJ Vaas of 138 (previous best: 89
    by CI Dunusinghe and WPUCJ Vaas at Napier in 1994-95).

*** New Zealand's 1st win at home since 1993-94 v Pakistan at
    Christchurch (NZ won by 5 wickets, BA Young also scoring 120).
*** New Zealand's 35th Test win and 5th against Sri Lanka in 14
    Tests between the 2 countries (NZ's best record against any
    country on winning percentage of Tests played). It is the 7th
    innings victory in Tests by New Zealand and 3rd against Sri
    Lanka.