Ceylon v India
India in Ceylon 1944/45
VenueColombo Oval, Colombo on 31st March, 1st, 2nd April 1945 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossIndia won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2India (1) 70/2 (Merchant ?*, Nayudu ?*)

Ceylon first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GRJ de Soysalbw b Mankad38     
FC de Saramc Nayudu b Mankad16     
GJD Gooneratnec Merchant b Banerjee10     
M Sathasivamc Merchant b Banerjee10     
*SS Jayawickremec Nayudu b Mankad4     
RL de Kretserb Mankad3     
GM Spittelnot out12     
PCD McCarthyc Nayudu b Mankad2     
BR Heynb Mankad2     
VG Prinsb Mankad0     
+B Navaratneb Mankad6     
Total(all out, 62.3 overs)107
Fall of wickets:
1-39 (de Saram), 2-66 (de Soysa), 3-72 (Gooneratne), 4-79 (Jayawickreme), 5-80 (Sathasivam), 6-87 (de Kretser), 7-95 (McCarthy), 8-101 (Heyn), 9-101 (Prins), 10-107 (Navaratne, 62.3 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Amarnath7   450--
Banerjee13   6132--
Rangachari2   070--
Modi3   0120--
Nayudu14   4300--
Merchant2   110--

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*VM Merchantrun out36     
MH Mankadb Spittel3     
+RB Nimbalkarc and b de Kretser48     
CS Nayuduc Heyn b Spittel7     
L Amarnathc de Saram b Spittel4     
S Mushtaq Alirun out49     
RS Modinot out11     
VS Hazarec Gooneratne b de Kretser0     
G Kishenchandc Jayawickreme b de Kretser0     
CR Rangacharic Jayawickreme b de Kretser9     
SN Banerjeerun out1     
Total(all out, 60.2 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Mankad), 2-62 (Nimbalkar), 3-71 (Nayudu), 4-75 (Amarnath), 5-134 (Merchant), 6-164 (Mushtaq Ali), 7-164 (Hazare), 8-164 (Kishenchand), 9-178 (Rangachari), 10-179 (Banerjee, 60.2 ov)
Ceylon bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jayawickreme13   3350--
Heyn3   150--
de Kretser21   2564--
Prins6   1240--

Ceylon second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GRJ de Soysac Merchant b Mankad18     
FC de Saramrun out1     
GJD Gooneratnec Nimbalkar b Amarnath2     
M Sathasivamc Merchant b Mankad111     
*SS Jayawickremec and b Amarnath11     
GM Spittelc Hazare b Amarnath1     
PCD McCarthyb Modi27     
BR Heynnot out42     
RL de Kretserdid not bat      
VG Prinsdid not bat      
+B Navaratnedid not bat      
Total(7 wickets, 94.1 overs)225
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (de Saram), 2-16 (Gooneratne), 3-50 (de Soysa), 4-73 (Jayawickreme), 5-75 (Spittel), 6-144 (McCarthy), 7-225 (Sathasivam, 94.1 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Amarnath31   10593--
Banerjee5   360--
Modi2   061--
Nayudu9   0350--
Hazare11   2240--

--> RL de Kretser made his debut in first-class matches
--> BR Heyn made his debut in first-class matches
--> VG Prins made his debut in first-class matches
--> M Sathasivam (2) passed his previous highest score of 101 in first-class matches
--> MH Mankad achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed BR Heyn in the Ceylon first innings (previous best was 5-21)
--> GM Spittel achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed L Amarnath in the India first innings (previous best was 2-22)





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