Sri Lankan cricket team in England in 2002

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Sri Lanka in England in 2002
  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Flag of England.svg
  Sri Lanka England
Dates 26 April – 11 July 2002
Captains Sanath Jayasuriya Nasser Hussain
Test series
Result England won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Marvan Atapattu (277) Marcus Trescothick (354)
Most wickets Muttiah Muralitharan (8) Matthew Hoggard (14)
Player of the series Mark Butcher (Eng)
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)

The Sri Lanka cricket team toured England in the 2002 season to play a three-match Test series against England, followed by a triangular One Day International tournament that also featured India. Sri Lanka finished in third place in the ODI tournament, while England won the Test series 2-0 with one match drawn.

Tour matches[edit]

First-class: Kent vs Sri Lankans[edit]

26-28 April 2002
Scorecard
v
375 (90.3 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 119 (134)
James Golding 4/76 (22 overs)
419/6d (63.3 overs)
David Fulton 116 (117)
Ruchira Perera 3/45 (12 overs)
Match drawn
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Umpires: Mervyn Kitchen (Eng) and Peter Willey (Eng)
  • Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to bat
  • No play was possible on Day 1 due to rain.

List A: Sir Paul Getty's XI vs Sri Lankans[edit]

30 April 2002
Scorecard
v
Sir Paul Getty's XI
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Sir Paul Getty's Ground, Wormsley
Umpires: Dickie Bird (Eng) and John Holder (Eng)
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.

First-class: British Universities vs Sri Lankans[edit]

2-4 May 2002
Scorecard
v
383/8d (94 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 100 (180)
Mark Tournier 5/88 (28 overs)
216 (58.3 overs)
Jamie Dalrymple 40 (66)
Ishara Amerasingh 3/46 (12 overs)
128/1d (24 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 52 (55)
Mark Tournier 1/37 (6 overs)
Match drawn
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: Trevor Jesty (Eng) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
  • British Universities won the toss and elected to field

First-class: Durham vs Sri Lankans[edit]

7-9 May 2002
Scorecard
v
469 (93.2 overs)
Paul Collingwood 190 (212)
Chaminda Vaas 3/79 (22 overs)
167 (48.5 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 53 (85)
Marc Symington 4/27 (12 overs)
282/4 (f/o) (60 overs)
Russel Arnold 112 (134)
Graeme Bridge 2/40 (12 overs)
Match drawn
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Umpires: John Holder (Eng) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
  • Durham won the toss and elected to bat

First-class: Middlesex vs Sri Lankans[edit]

11-13 May 2002
Scorecard
v
186 (50.4 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 52 (62)
Ben Hutton 4/37 (16 overs)
274 (74 overs)
Ed Joyce 93 (126)
Charitha Buddhika 4/72 (18 overs)
281/4 (66 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 125* (161)
Tim Bloomfield 3/45 (17 overs)
Match drawn
Denis Compton Oval, Shenley
Umpires: Graham Burgess (Eng) and Peter Hartley (Eng)
  • Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to bat
  • Play abandoned at lunch on Day 3.

First-class: Glamorgan vs Sri Lankans[edit]

23-26 May 2002
Scorecard
v
337/7 (99 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 113 (152)
Alex Wharf 4/71 (25 overs)
Match drawn
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Umpires: Michael Dixon (Eng) and Jeremy Lloyds (Eng)
  • Glamorgan won the toss and elected to field
  • No play was possible on Day 1, 2, or 3 due to rain.

First-class: Marylebone Cricket Club vs Sri Lankans[edit]

6-8 June 2002
Scorecard
v
326/7d (86 overs)
Usman Afzaal 111 (174)
Ruchira Perera 4/66 (20 overs)
127 (35.3 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 54 (49)
Kevin Dean 3/29 (12 overs)
93/0d (17 overs)
David Fulton 47* (55)
Match drawn
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Umpires: Alan Hill (Eng) and Alan Whitehead (Eng)
  • Marylebone Cricket Club won the toss and elected to bat

List A: West Indies A vs Sri Lankans[edit]

19 June 2002
Scorecard
Sri Lankans 
77 (26.1 overs)
v
West Indies A 
82/3 (13 overs)
Runako Morton 20 (60)
Charitha Buddhika 4/30 (9 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 35 (37)
Jermaine Lawson 1/4 (3 overs)
Sri Lankans won by 7 wickets (with 222 balls remaining)
County Ground, Hove
Umpires: Vanburn Holder (WI) and George Sharp (Eng)
  • West Indies A won the toss and elected to bat

List A: Somerset vs Sri Lankans[edit]

21 June 2002
Scorecard
Somerset
241 (48 overs)
v
Sri Lankans 
178 (42 overs)
Mike Burns 63 (61)
Nuwan Zoysa 4/49 (10 overs)
Naveed Nawaz 61 (94)
Keith Dutch 4/30 (10 overs)
Somerset won by 63 runs
County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: Tim Robinson (Eng) and David Shepherd (Eng)
  • Somerset won the toss and elected to bat

List A: Gloucestershire v Sri Lankans[edit]

23 June 2002
Scorecard
Sri Lankans 
275/8 (50 overs)
v
Gloucestershire
182 (36.1 overs)
Russel Arnold 80 (86)
Ian Harvey 4/35 (7 overs)
Craig Spearman 76 (66)
Nuwan Zoysa 3/43 (7.1 overs)
Sri Lankans won by 93 runs
County Ground, Bristol
Umpires: Jeremy Lloyds (Eng) and Neil Mallender (Eng)
  • Sri Lankans won the toss and elected to bat

List A: Northamptonshire v Sri Lankans[edit]

24 June 2002
Scorecard
Northamptonshire
246/5 (50 overs)
v
Sri Lankans 
249/2 (43.1 overs)
Mal Loye 123 (151)
Charitha Buddhika 2/36 (10 overs)
Romesh Kaluwitharana 140* (135)
Darren Cousins 1/31 (8 overs)
Sri Lankans won by 8 wickets with 41 balls remaining
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: Barry Dudleston (Eng) and Kevin Lyons (Eng)
  • Northamptonshire won the toss and elected to bat

Test series[edit]

1st Test[edit]

16-20 May 2002
Scorecard
v
555/8d (169 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 185 (351)
Dominic Cork 3/93 (35.3 overs)
275 (73.1 overs)
Michael Vaughan 64 (148)
Ruchira Perera 3/48 (11 overs)
42/1 (13 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 14 (21)
Andy Caddick 1/10 (7 overs)
529/5d (f/o) (191 overs)
Michael Vaughan 115 (219)
Ruchira Perera 2/90 (30 overs)
Match drawn
Lord's, London
Umpires: Daryl Harper (Aus) and Srinivas Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Marvan Atapattu
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat

2nd Test[edit]

30 May - 2 June 2002
Scorecard
v
162 (52.5 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 47 (60)
Andy Caddick 3/47 (17 overs)
545 (163.5 overs)
Marcus Trescothick 161 (232)
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/143 (64 overs)
272 (89.1 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 59 (158)
Matthew Hoggard 5/92 (23 overs)
England won by an innings and 111 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Daryl Harper (Aus) and Srinivas Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Matthew Hoggard
  • England won the toss and elected to field

3rd Test[edit]

13-17 June 2002
Scorecard
v
512 (145.2 overs)
Alec Stewart 123 (190)
Muttiah Muralitharan 3/137 (60 overs)
253 (92.3 overs)
Russel Arnold 62 (77)
Alex Tudor 4/65 (25 overs)
50/0 (5 overs)
Michael Vaughan 24 (17)
308 (f/0) (113.2 overs)
Russel Arnold 109 (236)
Ashley Giles 4/62 (24.2 overs)
England won by 10 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WIN) and David Orchard (RSA)
Player of the match: Alex Tudor
  • England won the toss and elected to bat
  • Start of Day 2 delayed until 2pm due to rain

NatWest Series (ODI)[edit]

1st Match: England v Sri Lanka[edit]

27 June 2002 (D/N)
Scorecard
England 
293/6 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
249/9 (45.2 overs)
Alec Stewart 83 (103)
Dilhara Fernando 2/46 (8 overs)
Romesh Kaluwitharana 52 (64)
Andrew Flintoff 3/49 (10 overs)
England won by 44 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Dave Orchard (SA) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Andrew Flintoff (Eng)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Points: England 4, Sri Lanka 0.

3rd Match: India v Sri Lanka[edit]

30 June 2002
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
202/8 (50 overs)
v
 India
203/6 (45.2 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 62 (105)
Ajit Agarkar 3/44 (9 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 49 (70)
Chaminda Vaas 2/38 (10 overs)
India won by 4 wickets
The Oval, London
Umpires: Dave Orchard (SA) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Ajit Agarkar (Ind)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Points: India 4, Sri Lanka 0.

4th Match: England v Sri Lanka[edit]

2 July 2002
Scorecard
 Sri Lanka
240/7 (32 overs)
v
England 
241/7 (31.2 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 112 (87)
Darren Gough 3/45 (7 overs)
Marcus Trescothick 82 (60)
Dilhara Fernando 2/38 (6 overs)
England won by 3 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (SA) and Neil Mallender (Eng)
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match restricted to 32 overs due to rain.
  • Points: England 4, Sri Lanka 0.

6th Match: India v Sri Lanka[edit]

6 July 2002
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
187 (48.2 overs)
v
 India
188/6 (48.1 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 50 (73)
Ashish Nehra 2/28 (10 overs)
Rahul Dravid 64 (95)
Dilhara Fernando 2/22 (10 overs)
India won by 4 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Neil Mallender (Eng)
Player of the match: Rahul Dravid (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Points: India 4, Sri Lanka 0.

7th Match: England v Sri Lanka[edit]

7 July 2002
Scorecard
 Sri Lanka
229 (49.4 overs)
v
England 
206 (47.4 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 70 (79)
Michael Vaughan 4/22 (6 overs)
Nick Knight 29 (34)
Sanath Jayasuriya 3/38 (9 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 23 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Dave Orchard (SA) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Points: Sri Lanka 4, England 0.

9th Match: India v Sri Lanka[edit]

11 July 2002 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
304 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
241 (44.1 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 113 (102)
Thilan Samaraweera 2/39 (8 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 66 (47)
Harbhajan Singh 4/46 (10 overs)
India won by 63 runs
County Ground, Bristol
Umpires: Dave Orchard (SA) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Points: India 5, Sri Lanka 0.

External sources[edit]

References[edit]

  • Playfair Cricket Annual 2003
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2003