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Pakistani cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1996–97

Pakistan cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1996–97
Sri Lanka
Dates 19 April 1997 – 30 April 1997
Captains Arjuna Ranatunga Ramiz Raja
Test series
Result 2-match series drawn 0–0
Most runs Aravinda de Silva (432) Saleem Malik (237)
Most wickets Chaminda Vaas (7) Saqlain Mushtaq (14)
Player of the series Aravinda de Silva (SL)

The Pakistan national cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 19 April to 30 April 1997. The tour included two Tests between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The series ended in a draw with both matches drawn.


  • Squads 1
  • Test series 2
    • 1st Test 2.1
    • 2nd Test 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


 Sri Lanka  Pakistan
Arjuna Ranatunga (c) Ramiz Raja (c)
Sanath Jayasuriya Saleem Elahi
Russel Arnold Ijaz Ahmed
Marvan Atapattu Saleem Malik
Aravinda de Silva Inzamam-ul-Haq
Hashan Tillakaratne Asif Mujtaba
Romesh Kaluwitharana (wk) Moin Khan (wk)
Kumar Dharmasena Saqlain Mushtaq
Chaminda Vaas Mushtaq Ahmed
Nuwan Zoysa Shahid Nazir
Muttiah Muralitharan Mohammad Zahid
Ruwan Kalpage
Sajeewa de Silva
Jayantha Silva

Test series

1st Test

19 April 1997 (1997-04-19)
330 (122.2 overs)
Hashan Tillakaratne 103 (228)
Saqlain Mushtaq 5/89 (44.2 overs)
378 (159.5 overs)
Ijaz Ahmed 113 (245)
Muttiah Muralitharan 6/98 (53 overs)
423/8d (155.1 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 168 (383)
Saqlain Mushtaq 4/137 (63 overs)
Match drawn
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: David Shepherd (ENG) & Udaya Wickramasinghe (SRI)
Player of the match: Saqlain Mushtaq
  • Sri Lanka, who chose to bat

2nd Test

27 April 1997 (1997-04-27)
331 (112 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 138 (208)
Saqlain Mushtaq 4/115 (45 overs)
292 (108.3 overs)
Moin Khan 98 (109)
Sajeewa de Silva 5/85 (24.2 overs)
386/4d (95.5 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 113 (212)
Mushtaq Ahmed 3/113 (33 overs)
285/5 (95 overs)
Saleem Malik 155 (240)
Jayantha Silva 2/71 (28 overs)
Match drawn
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Peter Manuel (SRI) & Ian Robinson (ZIM)
Player of the match: Aravinda de Silva
  • Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • *Saleem Elahi kept wicket in the second innings due to an injury to Moin Khan.
  • Pakistan required 426 to win in a minimum of 105 overs.


External links

  • Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1996/97, Cricinfo
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