India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka in India 1997/98 (2nd Test)
VenueVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th November 1997 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossIndia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresCJ Mitchley, VK Ramaswamy
TV umpirePS Godbole
RefereeRB Simpson
Close of play day 1India (1) 133/1 (Sidhu 64*, Dravid 47*; 41 overs)
Close of play day 2India (1) 401/5 (Ganguly 67*, Kumble 42*; 131 overs)
Close of play day 3India (1) 485 all out
Close of play day 4No play

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
+NR Mongiac Muralitharan b Pushpakumara1117182- 
NS Sidhuc Atapattu b Vaas79162214131 
RS Dravidc Atapattu b Vaas92221330101 
*SR Tendulkarb Pushpakumara15203811 
M Azharuddinlbw b Pushpakumara621211396- 
SC Gangulyc Tillakaratne b Pushpakumara9918830913- 
A Kumblerun out (Ranatunga)781912198- 
J Srinathlbw b Jayasuriya1111131- 
RK Chauhanc Vaas b Jayasuriya11318-- 
A Kuruvillalbw b Pushpakumara015-- 
NM Kulkarninot out143-- 
Extras(8 b, 13 lb, 12 nb, 3 w)36
Total(all out, 155 overs)485
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Mongia), 2-152 (Sidhu), 3-182 (Tendulkar), 4-272 (Dravid), 5-303 (Azharuddin), 6-462 (Kumble), 7-476 (Srinath), 8-484 (Chauhan), 9-484 (Ganguly), 10-485 (Kuruvilla)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas31   3802-3
Pushpakumara32   31225-6
KJ Silva28   681012
Muralitharan46   91370-7
Ranatunga1   080--
Jayasuriya16   4322--
Atapattu1   0402-

Sri Lanka first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyadid not bat      
MS Atapattudid not bat      
RS Mahanamadid not bat      
PA de Silvadid not bat      
*A Ranatungadid not bat      
HP Tillakaratnedid not bat      
+SKL de Silvadid not bat      
WPUJC Vaasdid not bat      
KR Pushpakumaradid not bat      
M Muralitharandid not bat      
KJ Silvadid not bat      

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> A Kumble (1) passed 3000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 11
--> KR Pushpakumara made his debut in India in Test matches
--> KJ Silva made his debut in India in Test matches
--> NM Kulkarni made his debut in India in Test matches

There were 3 interruptions after 1, 5.1 and 6.1 overs. There was a thunderstorm after the 6.1 over, resulting in play resuming only at the scheduled post-tea session. Play was extended after the scheduled close of play. Bad light ended the day after 41 overs. Day 3
Indian innings ended 5 minutes before the scheduled lunch. There was no play after that due to persistent drizzle.





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