Sri Lanka v Pakistan
Pakistan in Sri Lanka 1996/97 (1st Test)
VenueR Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd April 1997 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDR Shepherd, WAU Wickremasinghe
TV umpireKT Francis
RefereeJR Reid
Close of play day 1Sri Lanka (1) 254/5 (Tillakaratne 65*, Kaluwitharana 48*)
Close of play day 2Pakistan (1) 200/2 (Ijaz Ahmed 90*, Saleem Malik 47*)
Close of play day 3Pakistan (1) 370/9 (Saqlain Mushtaq 51*, Mohammad Zahid 5*)
Close of play day 4Sri Lanka (2) 206/3 (de Silva 78*, Tillakaratne 20*)
Man of the MatchSaqlain Mushtaq

Sri Lanka first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyab Mushtaq Ahmed31651124- 
RP Arnoldb Mushtaq Ahmed2482118-1 
MS Atapattuc Saleem Elahi b Saqlain Mushtaq086-- 
PA de Silvast Moin Khan b Mushtaq Ahmed2331464- 
*A Ranatungac Saleem Elahi b Asif Mujtaba491311685- 
HP Tillakaratnec Asif Mujtaba b Saqlain Mushtaq10322834910- 
+RS Kaluwitharanab Saqlain Mushtaq57891068- 
HDPK Dharmasenab Saqlain Mushtaq12227-- 
WPUJC Vaasc Moin Khan b Mohammad Zahid1759901- 
DNT Zoysalbw b Saqlain Mushtaq0612-- 
M Muralitharannot out8561- 
Extras(3 b, 9 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)17
Total(all out, 122.2 overs)330
Fall of wickets:
1-61 (Jayasuriya), 2-62 (Arnold), 3-64 (Atapattu), 4-90 (de Silva), 5-179 (Ranatunga), 6-268 (Kaluwitharana), 7-280 (Dharmasena), 8-322 (Tillakaratne), 9-322 (Vaas), 10-330 (Zoysa, 122.2 ov)
Pakistan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mohammad Zahid17   2441--
Shahid Nazir18   6370--
Saqlain Mushtaq44.210895--
Mushtaq Ahmed34   21233--
Asif Mujtaba9   2251--

Pakistan first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Saleem Elahilbw b Vaas011-- 
*Rameez Rajac Ranatunga b Dharmasena50851213- 
Ijaz Ahmedc Dharmasena b Muralitharan11324532411- 
Saleem Malikrun out (Ranatunga)581151443- 
Inzamam-ul-Haqc sub (RS Kalpage) b Muralitharan1241501- 
Asif Mujtabac and b Muralitharan21971182- 
+Moin Khanb Muralitharan022-- 
Saqlain Mushtaqrun out582483015- 
Mushtaq Ahmedb Muralitharan2654582- 
Shahid Nazirc Ranatunga b Muralitharan22637-- 
Mohammad Zahidnot out664971- 
Extras(11 b, 7 lb, 14 nb)32
Total(all out, 159.5 overs)378
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Saleem Elahi), 2-102 (Rameez Raja), 3-219 (Saleem Malik), 4-247 (Inzamam-ul-Haq), 5-248 (Ijaz Ahmed), 6-248 (Moin Khan), 7-298 (Asif Mujtaba), 8-336 (Mushtaq Ahmed), 9-349 (Shahid Nazir), 10-378 (Saqlain Mushtaq)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas32   6751--
Zoysa10   0550--
Muralitharan53   19986--
Jayasuriya3   0150--
de Silva4   0160--
Ranatunga3   150--
Arnold2   130--

Sri Lanka second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MS Atapattuc Shahid Nazir b Saqlain Mushtaq2569993- 
RP Arnoldc Shahid Nazir b Saqlain Mushtaq1536641- 
PA de Silvac Saqlain Mushtaq b Mushtaq Ahmed168383508141 
*A Ranatungac Rameez Raja b Mushtaq Ahmed581652065- 
HP Tillakaratnec Rameez Raja b Saqlain Mushtaq54951055- 
+RS Kaluwitharanac Moin Khan b Shahid Nazir175478-- 
ST Jayasuriyac Saleem Elahi b Saqlain Mushtaq628412671 
HDPK Dharmasenanot out115254-- 
WPUJC Vaasc sub (HA Carpenter) b Mushtaq Ahmed1714-- 
DNT Zoysadid not bat      
M Muralitharandid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 5 nb)12
Total(8 wickets, declared, 155.1 overs)423
Fall of wickets:
1-38 (Arnold), 2-53 (Atapattu), 3-182 (Ranatunga), 4-265 (Tillakaratne), 5-315 (Kaluwitharana), 6-390 (de Silva), 7-420 (Jayasuriya), 8-423 (Vaas)
Pakistan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Mohammad Zahid11   1600--
Shahid Nazir12   0611--
Saqlain Mushtaq63   131374--
Mushtaq Ahmed39.19943--
Asif Mujtaba30   5640--

--> RP Arnold made his debut in Test matches
--> Ijaz Ahmed (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 61
--> Saqlain Mushtaq (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 17
--> ST Jayasuriya (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> MS Atapattu (2) equalled his previous highest score of 25 in Test matches
--> MS Atapattu (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> HP Tillakaratne (2) passed 2500 runs in Test matches when he reached 10
--> Saqlain Mushtaq achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed DNT Zoysa in the Sri Lanka first innings (previous best was 4-75)
--> M Muralitharan achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed Shahid Nazir in the Pakistan first innings (previous best was 5-33)
--> M Muralitharan reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed Asif Mujtaba, his 4th wicket in the Pakistan first innings





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