Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1993

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Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1993
  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Flag of India.svg
  Sri Lanka India
Dates 17 July–14 August 1993
Captains Arjuna Ranatunga Mohammad Azharuddin
Test series
Result India won the 3-match series 1–0
Most runs Aravinda de Silva (266) Vinod Kambli (249)
Most wickets Pramodya Wickramasinghe (6) Anil Kumble (13)
Player of the series Aravinda de Silva (SL) and Manoj Prabhakar (Ind)
One Day International series
Results Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Roshan Mahanama (116) Mohammad Azharuddin (200)
Most wickets Pramodya Wickramasinghe (7) Manoj Prabhakar (7)

The Indian cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 12 July to 14 August 1993. The tour began with a first-class fixture against Sri Lanka Board President's XI and ended with the final ODI game. In all, it consisted of one first-class game, and three Test and One Day Internationals (ODIs) each.

India beat Sri Lanka 1–0 in the Test series and lost 2–1 in the ODI series. Sri Lanka's Aravinda de Silva scored a total of 266 runs in the Test series and was named the Player of the Series alongside India's Manoj Prabhakar. India's Anil Kumble picked up 13 wickets and was the highest wicket-taker in the series. In the ODI series, India's Mohammad Azharuddin top-scored with 200 runs, and Prabhakar and Sri Lanka's Pramodya Wickramasinghe with seven wickets each were the highest wicket-takers.

Tour match

Three-day match: Sri Lanka Board President's XI vs Indians

12 July
Sri Lanka Board President's XI
342/6d (90 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 100 (148)
Ruwan Kalpage 2/77 (25 overs)
415 (129.3 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 151 (239)
Venkatapathy Raju 4/101 (38 overs)
148/1 (45 overs)
Pravin Amre 70* (121)
Ravindra Pushpakumara 1/30 (8 overs)
Match drawn
Welagedara Stadium, Kurunegala
Umpires: Lalith Jayasundara (SL) and Milroy Mendis (SL)
  • Indians won the toss and decided to bat.
  • Mohammad Azharuddin (Ind) passed 10,000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 39.

Test Series

1st Test

17–22 July
24/3 (12 overs)
Asanka Gurusinha 10* (29)
Manoj Prabhakar 2/13 (6 overs)
Match drawn
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: K. T. Francis (SL) and T. M. Samarasinghe (SL)
  • India won the toss and decided to field.
  • No play was possible on days 1, 3, 4 and 5 due to rain. With 12 overs and 49 minutes of play on day 2, it was hitherto the shortest-ever Test.[1]

2nd Test

27 July–1 August
366 (107.1 overs)
Vinod Kambli 125 (220)
Jayananda Warnaweera 3/76 (20.1 overs)
254 (77.5 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 88 (126)
Anil Kumble 5/87 (24 overs)
359/4 d. (118 overs)
Navjot Singh Sidhu 104 (268)
Ruwan Kalpage 2/97 (38 overs)
236 (121.1 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 93 (268)
Manoj Prabhakar 3/49 (18 overs)
India won by 235 runs
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Ignatius Anandappa (SL) and Selliah Ponnadurai (SL)
Player of the match: Manoj Prabhakar (Ind)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat.
  • Ruwan Kalpage (SL) made his Test debut.
  • The win was India's first overseas in seven years and first in Sri Lanka in Tests.[2]
  • Aravinda de Silva became the second Sri Lankan to reach 2,000 runs in Tests.[2]
  • Kapil Dev, playing his 126th Test, became India's most capped player and second overall.[2]

3rd Test

4–9 August
351 (142.1 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 148 (297)
Rajesh Chauhan 3/59 (26 overs)
446 (151.1 overs)
Vinod Kambli 120 (241)
Muttiah Muralitharan 4/136 (47.1 overs)
352/6 (153.2 overs)
Roshan Mahanama 151 (362)
Anil Kumble 3/108 (38.2 overs)
Match drawn
P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: B. C. Cooray (SL) and Peter Manuel (SL)
Player of the match: Roshan Mahanama (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat.
  • Kapil Dev (Ind) passed Lance Gibbs's record of 27,115 for most deliveries in Test cricket.[3]


  1. ^ "Sri Lanka v India 1993-94, First Test". Wisden. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Sri Lanka v India 1993-94, Second Test". Wisden. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka v India 1993-94, Third Test". Wisden. Retrieved 20 February 2017.

External links

  • Series page on ESPNcricinfo
  • Series page on CricketArchive
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