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Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2001

India played 4 first-class matches including 3 Tests. They also took part in a limited overs tri-series with Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Sri Lanka won the Test series against India by 2-1 :


  • Test Series 1
    • 1st Test 1.1
    • 2nd Test 1.2
    • 3rd Test 1.3

Test Series

1st Test

14–17 August 2001
187 (95.3 overs)
Sadagoppan Ramesh 42
Dilhara Fernando 5/42 (25 overs)
362 (107.5 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 111
Javagal Srinath 5/114 (24.5 overs)
180 (74.5 overs)
Rahul Dravid 61
Muralitharan 5/49 (26.5 overs)
6/0 (1.5 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 6
Javagal Srinath 0/0 (1 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Steve Bucknor, Asoka de Silva
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field

2nd Test

22–25 August 2001
274 (78.3 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 104
Zaheer Khan 3/62 (22 overs)
232 (64.1 overs)
Sadagoppan Ramesh 47
Chaminda Vaas 4/65 (21 overs)
221 (66.3 overs)
Muralitharan 67
Venkatesh Prasad 5/72 (21 overs)
264/3 (78.4 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 98
Muralitharan 2/96 (25 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: Steve Bucknor, Tyron Wijewardene
Player of the match: Sourav Ganguly
  • India won the toss and decided to field

3rd Test

29 Aug-2 Sep 2001
234 (81.1 overs)
Shiv Sunder Das 59
Muralitharan 8/87 (34.1 overs)
610/6 d. (171 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 139
Venkatesh Prasad 3/101 (34 overs)
299 (124.5 overs)
Shiv Sunder Das 68
Muralitharan 3/109 (46.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 77 runs
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Asoka de Silva, David Orchard
Player of the match: Muralitharan
  • India won the toss and decided to bat
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