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Sri Lankan cricket team in England in 1998

 

Sri Lankan cricket team in England in 1998


The Sri Lankan cricket team toured England in the 1998 season. On the tour they played 4 first-class matches, 5 List A matches and a single Test match. They also competed in a tri-series tournament against England and South Africa, entitled the Emirates Triangular Tournament. They won the competition by defeating England in the final, also beating South Africa in the group stage. They won the only Test, with Muttiah Muralitharan taking a career best 16/220 - the 5th best bowling figures in a match in Test cricket history.[1]

Contents

  • Tour matches 1
    • Sri Lankans v Hampshire 1.1
    • Sri Lankans v Somerset - First-class match 1.2
    • Sri Lankans v Glamorgan - First-class match 1.3
    • Sri Lankans v Leicestershire - First-class match 1.4
    • Sri Lankans v Worcestershire - List A match 1.5
    • Sri Lankans v Middlesex - First-class match 1.6
    • Sri Lankans v England Cricket Board XI 1.7
    • Sri Lankans v Northamptonshire - first List A match 1.8
    • Sri Lankans v Northamptonshire - second List A match 1.9
    • Sri Lankans v Kent - List A match 1.10
    • Sri Lankans v Hampshire - First-class match 1.11
  • Emirates Triangular Tournament 2
    • Group Stage 2.1
      • Table key 2.1.1
      • Points system 2.1.2
      • Position deciders 2.1.3
    • Final 2.2
  • Test match 3
    • Only Test match 3.1
      • Records 3.1.1
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6
  • References 7

Tour matches

Sri Lankans v Hampshire

The limited overs match against Hampshire, to be played at County Ground, Southampton on 12 July, was abandoned without a ball bowled. It did not have List A status.[2]

Sri Lankans v Somerset - First-class match

14–16 July
(Scorecard)
v
366/6d (96.1 overs)
Keith Parsons 101*
Marcus Trescothick 95
Pramodya Wickramasinghe 4/69 (24.1 overs)
130 (52.4 overs)

Matthew Bulbeck 3/20 (11 overs)
177/7 (37 overs)
Peter Bowler 66
483/6d (f/o) (113 overs)
Russel Arnold 209
Hashan Tillakaratne 82
Matthew Bulbeck 3/104 (19 overs)
Match drawn
County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: Barry Dudleston (ENG) and Roy Palmer (ENG)

Sri Lankans v Glamorgan - First-class match

18–20 July
(Scorecard)
v
Glamorgan
54 (21.5 overs)

Darren Thomas 4/10 (4 overs)
Adrian Dale 4/20 (5.5 overs)
224 (66.4 overs)
Matthew Maynard 99
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/77 (27.4 overs)
Upul Chandana 4/45 (20 overs)
222 (78.3 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 99
Adrian Dale 5/25 (10.3 overs)
53/5 (17.2 overs)

Muttiah Muralitharan 5/17 (7 overs)
Glamorgan won by 5 wickets
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales
Umpires: Mervyn Kitchen (ENG) and Peter Willey (ENG)

Sri Lankans v Leicestershire - First-class match

24–27 July
(Scorecard)
v
245 (87 overs)
Jonathan Dakin 79
Muttiah Muralitharan 3/41 (23 overs)
Chandika Hathurusingha 3/64 (27 overs)
509 (132.4 overs)
Hashan Tillakaratne 120
Arjuna Ranatunga 110
Jonathan Dakin 4/110 (38 overs)
Dominic Williamson 3/110 (28 overs)
362 (78.3 overs)
Ben Smith 75
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/108 (55 overs)
99/1 (24.5 overs)
Russel Arnold 44*
 Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
Grace Road, Leicester
Umpires: Nigel Plews (ENG) and John Steele (ENG)

Sri Lankans v Worcestershire - List A match

28 July
(scorecard)
Worcestershire
279/6 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
281/3 (47.2 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: Kevin Lyons (WAL) and Alan Whitehead (ENG)

Sri Lankans v Middlesex - First-class match

31 July - 3 August
(Scorecard)
v
313 (113.4 overs)
David Goodchild 105
Mario Villavarayan 4/36 (18.4 overs)
Ravindra Pushpakumara 3/93 (23 overs)
424 (109.5 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 114
Mahela Jayawardene 79
Romesh Kaluwitharana 73
Christopher Batt 4/103 (22.5 overs)
Phil Tufnell 3/90 (24 overs)
231/7 (78.3 overs)
Paul Weekes 49
Ravindra Pushpakumara 3/52 (18 overs)
Match drawn
Lord's Cricket Ground, London
Umpires: Paul Adams (ENG) and Barrie Leadbeater (ENG)
  • No play on day 4.

Sri Lankans v England Cricket Board XI

5 August
(scorecard)
England Cricket Board XI
141/9 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
144/2 (28.1 overs)

Aravinda de Silva 3/12 (10 overs)
Upul Chandana 3/25 (10 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
County Ground, Lakenham
Umpires: Trevor Jesty (ENG) and Ray Julian (ENG)

This match did not have List A status.

Sri Lankans v Northamptonshire - first List A match

7 August
(scorecard)
Northamptonshire
227/5 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
231/9 (47.5 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: David Constant (ENG) and Ken Shuttleworth (ENG)

Sri Lankans v Northamptonshire - second List A match

9 August
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka 
308/6 (50 overs)
v
Northamptonshire
292 (49.1 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: Jeremy Lloyds (ENG) and David Shepherd (ENG)

Sri Lankans v Kent - List A match

11 August
(scorecard)
Kent
176/8 (45 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
179/2 (33.4 overs)
Mark Ealham 40
Muttiah Muralitharan 2/21 (9 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Umpires: Vanburn Holder (WIN) and Trevor Jesty (ENG)
  • Match reduced to 45 overs a side.

The match's length was reduced after initial attempts to start a game had failed, due to problems with the pitch. Sanath Jayasuriya had been hit on the hand four times in the first four overs, and it was agreed that it was too hazardous to play on. Play resumed with 5 overs lost for each side.[3]

Sri Lankans v Hampshire - First-class match

22–24 August
(Scorecard)
v
347/8 (113.4 overs)
Giles White 156
William Kendall 59
Sanath Jayasuriya 3/42 (14 overs)
39/4d (12 overs)
0/0 (forfeit) (0 overs)
309/5 (79.1 overs)
Chandika Hathurusingha 108*
Mahela Jayawardene 90
 Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
County Ground, Southampton
Umpires: Chris Balderstone (ENG) and Neil Mallender (ENG)
  • No play on day 2 due to rain.

Trailing by 308 runs and having lost their top order, the Sri Lankans decided to declare, with the hope of giving their openers and top order some batting practice. Despite being able to enforce the follow-on, Hampshire instead decided to forfeit their second innings, giving the Sri Lankans a target of 309 runs off the last 89 overs of the final day to win, which they reached following an unbeaten century from Chandika Hathurusingha and 90 from Mahela Jayawardene.[4] Jayawardene went on to claim a place in Sri Lanka's Test squad to face England.

Emirates Triangular Tournament

Sri Lanka played in a tri-series tournament with South Africa and England. Played in a round-robin format, all 3 teams played each other once, with the top two teams going through to a head-to-head final to decide the winner.

Group Stage

Pos Team P W L NR T Points NRR
1  England 2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.220
2  Sri Lanka 2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.210
3  South Africa 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.430
  ENG SRI RSA
England XXX W 36 runs L 14 runs
Sri Lanka L 36 runs XXX W 57 runs
South Africa W 14 runs L 57 runs XXX

Table key

P = Games played
W = Games won
L = Games lost
NR = Games with no result
T = Games tied
NRR = Net run rate

Points system

Won = 2 points
Lost = 0 points
Tie or No result = 1 point
Standard net run rate rules applied.

Position deciders

The deciding factors, in order, on table position were:

  1. Total points
  2. Head-to-head result
  3. Net run rate

Because England and Sri Lanka had the best run rates, they were ranked as the top two teams. England beat Sri Lanka and finished top of the group. South Africa's run rate meant they missed out on the final, despite having beaten England, and that a better run rate than Sri Lanka would have put them top of the table.

Final

20 August
(scorecard)
England 
256/8 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
260/5 (47.1 overs)
Nick Knight 94 (136)
Mike Atherton 64 (73)
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/34 (10 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Lord's Cricket Ground, London
Umpires: David Constant (ENG) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Muttiah Muralitharan (SRI)

Test match

Only Test match

27–31 August
(Scorecard)
v
445 (158.3 overs)
John Crawley 156* (249)
Graeme Hick 107 (238)
Muttiah Muralitharan 7/155 (59.3 overs)
591 (156.5 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 213 (278)
Aravinda de Silva 152 (292)
Angus Fraser 3/95 (23 overs)
181 (129.2 overs)

Muttiah Muralitharan 9/65 (54.2 overs)
37/0 (5 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 24* (17)
 Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
The Oval, London
Umpires: Eddie Nicholls (WIN) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Muttiah Muralitharan (SRI)

Records

Muttiah Muralitharan claimed what was, at the time, a career best 9/65 in the second innings - a record he has only bettered on one occasion, against Zimbabwe in 2002 - and was the 8th best bowling in a Test match innings at the time, but has slipped one place to 9th.[5] The 16/220 claimed in the match is the 5th best bowling record in a match, a position it has stood in since the match.[6]

John Crawley also claimed a Test career best of 156 not out.[7] The match was the last England Test to be broadcast live by BBC Television in the UK, with Channel 4 and Sky screening the 1999 New Zealand tour of England.[8]

See also

Notes


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-- Helper functions


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local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

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function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p
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External links

  • CricketArchive
  • Cricinfo
  • Cricinfo: Test match averages

References

  • Playfair Cricket Annual 1999
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1999


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