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English cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2000–01

The England cricket team toured Sri Lanka in February and March 2001, playing three Test matches and three One Day Internationals. England won the Test series 2–1, while Sri Lanka took the ODI series 3–0.

Test series

1st Test

22–26 February 2001
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470/5d (170 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 201* (536)
Darren Gough 1/95 (26 overs)
253 (132.3 overs)
Marcus Trescothick 122 (348)
Sanath Jayasuriya 4/50 (27 overs)
189 (110.3 overs) (f/o)
Marcus Trescothick 57 (169)
Sanath Jayasuriya 4/44 (32 overs)
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 28 runs
Galle International Stadium
Umpires: Arani Jayaprakash (Ind) and Peter Manuel (SL)
Player of the match: Marvan Atapattu (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

2nd Test

7–11 March 2001
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297 (86 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 101 (165)
Andrew Caddick 4/55 (20 overs)
387 (157 overs)
Nasser Hussain 109 (255)
Muttiah Muralitharan 4/127 (63 overs)
250 (89.1 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 95 (184)
Darren Gough 4/50 (22 overs)
161/7 (71.1 overs)
Graham Thorpe 46 (58)
Chaminda Vaas 4/39 (18 overs)
England won by 3 wickets
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: B. C. Cooray (SL) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Darren Gough (Eng)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Graeme Hick (Eng) played his 65th and final Test match.[1]

3rd Test

15–17 March 2001
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241 (101.1 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 71 (152)
Robert Croft 4/56 (32 overs)
249 (109.5 overs)
Graham Thorpe 113* (267)
Chaminda Vaas 6/73 (27.5 overs)
81 (28.1 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 23 (16)
Ashley Giles 4/11 (9.1 overs)
74/6 (24.3 overs)
Graham Thorpe 32* (49)
Sanath Jayasuriya 4/24 (8.3 overs)
England won by 4 wickets
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SL) and Dave Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Graham Thorpe (Eng)

ODI series

1st ODI

23 March 2001
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England 
143 (48.5 overs)
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 Sri Lanka
144/5 (40.5 overs)
Graham Thorpe 62* (107)
Muttiah Muralitharan 4/29 (9.5 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 40 (89)
Andrew Caddick 2/42 (8 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SL) and Lalith Jayasundara (SL)
Player of the match: Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was the first ODI played at Dambulla. Michael Vaughan (Eng) made his ODI debut.

2nd ODI

25 March 2001
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Sri Lanka 
226/6 (50 overs)
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 England
160 (45 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 101* (115)
Alan Mullally 2/37 (10 overs)
Alec Stewart 55 (102)
Muttiah Muralitharan 3/11 (9 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 66 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: B. C. Cooray (SL) and Nandasena Pathirana (SL)
Player of the match: Mahela Jayawardene (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd ODI

27 March 2001
Scorecard
England 
165/9 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
166/0 (33.5 overs)
Graeme Hick 46 (114)
Chaminda Vaas 3/13 (8 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Gamini Silva (SL) and Tyron Wijewardene (SL)
Player of the match: Romesh Kaluwitharana (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

References

  1. ^ Smyth, Rob (14 March 2012). "The Spin: Remembering England's remarkable 2001 Test series win in Sri Lanka". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
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