Sri Lankan cricket team in the West Indies in 1996–97

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Sri Lankan cricket team in the West Indies in 1996–97
  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
  West Indies Sri Lanka
Dates 6 June 1997 – 24 June 1997
Captains Courtney Walsh Arjuna Ranatunga
Test series
Result West Indies won the 2-match series 1–0
Most runs Sherwin Campbell (182) Sanath Jayasuriya (192)
Most wickets Curtly Ambrose (11) Muttiah Muralitharan (16)
One Day International series
Results West Indies won the 1-match series 1–0

The Sri Lanka national cricket team toured the West Indies in June 1997 and played a two-match Test series against the West Indies cricket team which the West Indies won 1–0. Sri Lanka were captained by Arjuna Ranatunga; the West Indies by Courtney Walsh. In addition, the teams played a single Limited Overs International (LOI) which the West Indies won.[1]

Test series summary[edit]

Test series[edit]

1st Test[edit]

13–17 June
Scorecard
v
233 (68.1 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 85 (115)
Curtly Ambrose 5/37 (13.1 overs)
189 (60.4 overs)
Sherwin Campbell 50 (117)
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/34 (23.4 overs)
152 (35 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 47 (52)
Curtly Ambrose 3/41 (9 overs)
189/4 (49.2 overs)
Stuart Williams 83 (118)
Muttiah Muralitharan 3/72 (21.2 overs)
West Indies won by 6 wickets
Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua
Umpires: Lloyd Barker (WI) and Steve Dunne (NZ)
Player of the match: Curtly Ambrose (WI)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • Floyd Reifer (WI) made his Test debut.

2nd Test[edit]

20–24 June
Scorecard
v
147 (44.4 overs)
Carl Hooper 81 (118)
Ravindra Pushpakumara 5/41 (12.4 overs)
222 (63.4 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 90 (148)
Carl Hooper 5/26 (13.4 overs)
343 (102 overs)
Brian Lara 115 (207)
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/113 (41 overs)
233/8 (68 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 78 (124)
Courtney Walsh 4/73 (24 overs)
Match drawn
Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Doug Cowie (NZ)
Player of the match: Carl Hooper (WI)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka in the West Indies 1996". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "West Indies v Sri Lanka, First Test 1997". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "West Indies v Sri Lanka, Second Test 1997". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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