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New Zealand cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2003

The New Zealand national cricket team toured Sri Lanka during the 2003 season, playing two Tests from 25 April to 7 May 2003. New Zealand was led by Stephen Fleming while Sri Lanka was led by Hashan Tillakaratne. Both tests were drawn.[1]

New Zealand then competed against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a triangular one-day tournament called the Bank Alfalah Cup. New Zealand won the tournament defeating Pakistan in the final.[2]

Test series summary

1st Test

25–29 April 2003
515/7dec (174.5 overs)
SP Fleming 274* (476)
HDPK Dharmasena 3/132 (40 overs)
483 (152 overs)
HP Tillakaratne 144 (314)
DL Vettori 3/94 (33 overs)
161/5dec (78 overs)
SP Fleming 69* (234)
M Muralitharan 3/41 (30 overs)
Match drawn
Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: DJ Harper (AUS) and SJA Taufel (AUS)

2nd Test

3–7 May 2003
305 (111.5 overs)
JDP Oram 74 (179)
M Muralitharan 3/90 (34 overs)
298 (97.3 overs)
HP Tillakaratne 93 (232)
PJ Wiseman 4/104 (32.3 overs)
183 (97.3 overs)
MH Richardson 55 (101)
M Muralitharan 5/49 (39 overs)
72/1 (30 overs)
DPMD Jayawardene 32* (78)
SE Bond 1/19 (6 overs)
Match drawn
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: DJ Harper (AUS) and SJA Taufel (AUS)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • There was no play on the first day.


  1. ^ "New Zealand in Sri Lanka, Apr-May 2003". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Bank Alfalah Cup (SL, NZ, Pak), May 2003". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
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