DB Close's XI v Sri Lankans
Sri Lanka in England 1984
VenueNorth Marine Road, Scarborough on 2nd, 3rd, 4th September 1984 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresJ Birkenshaw, B Leadbeater
Close of play day 1DB Close's XI (1) 308/5d
Close of play day 2Sri Lankans (1) 216/4 (Madugalle 87*, Ranatunga 73*)

DB Close's XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Haynesc Kuruppu b de Mel111     
G Fowlerb de Mel61     
MD Moxonc and b Anurasiri18     
M Amarnathc SAR Silva b de Mel15     
Wasim Rajanot out48     
Mushtaq Mohammadc SAR Silva b Ratnayeke22     
*DB Closenot out15     
+DL Bairstowdid not bat      
RA Harperdid not bat      
A Sidebottomdid not bat      
M Watkinsondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 9 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)18
Total(5 wickets, declared, 92 overs)308
Fall of wickets:
1-132, 2-184, 3-216, 4-223, 5-278
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
de Mel26   4763--
Samaranayake7   1370--
Ratnayeke31   71011--
Anurasiri25   8651--
Madugalle3   0110--

Sri Lankans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
S Wettimunylbw b Amarnath19     
SAR Silvalbw b Moxon20     
+DSBP Kuruppub Moxon4     
RS Madugallenot out87     
PA de Silvac Haynes b Moxon0     
A Ranatunganot out73     
*RL Diasdid not bat      
ALF de Meldid not bat      
JR Ratnayekedid not bat      
SD Anurasiridid not bat      
ADA Samaranayakedid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 8 nb)13
Total(4 wickets, 53.1 overs)216
Fall of wickets:
1-50, 2-50, 3-55, 4-59
DB Close's XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Sidebottom9   2270--
Watkinson10   2270--
Moxon6   0263--
Amarnath9   1501--
Harper12   3440--
Mushtaq Mohammad6   1270--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> MD Moxon achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Sri Lankans first innings (previous best was 1-9)





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