List of international cricket five-wicket hauls on Sri Lankan cricket grounds
The Sri Lanka national cricket team played their first international cricket in 1926/27. The team played its first full international match, a One Day International (ODI), during the 1975 Cricket World Cup, and were awarded Test cricket status in 1982, making Sri Lanka the eighth Test cricket playing nation.
In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five-for" or "fifer") refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement. This article details the five-wicket hauls taken on Sri Lankan grounds in official Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International matches.
|Date||Day the Test started or ODI/T20I was held|
|Inn||Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken|
|O||Number of overs bowled|
|R||Number of runs conceded|
|W||Number of wickets taken|
|Result||Result of the match|
Colts Cricket Club Ground
- As of 22 November 2020
A single international five-wicket haul has been taken on Colts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka's Chamani Seneviratna took five wickets in the ground's only women's Test match in 1998.
|1||Chamani Seneviratna[upper-alpha 1]||17 April 1998||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||2||24||31||5||Sri Lanka won|
Galle International Stadium
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium
- As of 1 September 2019
Three five-wicket hauls have been taken at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota, all in men's limited overs international matches.
One Day International five-wicket hauls
|1||Shahid Afridi||23 February 2011[lower-alpha 1]||Pakistan||Kenya||2||8||16||5||Pakistan won|
|2||Lasith Malinga||16 August 2011||Sri Lanka||Australia||2||8.2||28||5||Sri Lanka won|
Twenty20 International five-wicket hauls
|1||Ajantha Mendis[upper-alpha 2]||18 September 2012[lower-alpha 2]||Sri Lanka||Zimbabwe||2||4||8||6||Sri Lanka won|
Moors Sports Club Ground
A single international five-wicket haul has been taken on Moors Sports Club Ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka's Suthershini Sivanantham took five wickets for the cost of only two runs in a One Day International match in 2002.
|1||Suthershini Sivanantham||22 January 2002||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||2||9.3||2||5||Sri Lanka won|
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
P Sara Oval
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
- As of 22 November 2020
Eight five-wicket hauls have been taken at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, all in men's One Day Internationals.
|1||Muttiah Muralitharan||18 May 2003||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||2||9.4||23||5||Sri Lanka won|
|2||Brad Hogg||20 February 2004||Australia||Sri Lanka||2||9.3||41||5||Australia won|
|3||Michael Clarke[upper-alpha 3]||22 February 2004||Australia||Sri Lanka||1||7.5||35||5||Sri Lanka won|
|4||Lasith Malinga||15 June 2010[lower-alpha 3]||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||2||10||34||5||Sri Lanka won|
|5||Farveez Maharoof[upper-alpha 4]||22 June 2010[lower-alpha 3]||Sri Lanka||India||1||10||42||5||Sri Lanka won|
|6||Thisara Perera||22 August 2010||Sri Lanka||India||1||7.4||28||5||Sri Lanka won|
|7||John Hastings[upper-alpha 5]||31 August 2016||Australia||Sri Lanka||1||10||45||6||Australia won|
|8||Lasith Malinga||13 October 2018||Sri Lanka||England||1||10||44||5||England won|
R. Premadasa Stadium
- This match was part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
- This match was part of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20.
- This match was part of the 2010 Asia Cup competition.
- As of November 2020[update] this is the only Test match that the Sri Lankan women's side has played. As a result Seneviratna is the only Sri Lankan woman to have taken a five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
- Mendis' figures of 6/8 in this match set a new record for the best bowling figures in an Twenty20 International match. These beat his own record of 6/16 set at Kandy in 2011 and were the best in T20I matches until India's Deepak Chahar took 6/7 in 2019.
- Clarke played predominantly as a batsman and this was his only five-wicket haul in One Day International cricket.
- Farveez Maharoof's five-wicket haul included a hat trick.
- This was the only time Hastings took a five-wicket haul in international cricket.
- Pervez MA (2001) A Dictionary of Cricket, p.31. Hyderabad: Sangam Books (India). ISBN 978-81-7370-184-9 Search this book on .
- Only Test, Colombo (Colts), Apr 17-20 1998, Pakistan Women tour of Sri Lanka, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 6th Match, Hambantota, Feb 23 2011, Group A (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 3rd ODI (D/N), Hambantota, Aug 16 2011, Australia tour of Sri Lanka, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- Moonda F (2012) The Mendises script big win for Sri Lanka, CricInfo, 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
- Sundararaman G (2019) Deepak Chahar's best is also the best ever in men's T20Is, CricInfo, 2019-11-10. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
- 1st Match, Hambantota, Sep 18 2012, Group C (N), ICC World Twenty20, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 2nd ODI, Colombo (Moors), Jan 22 2002, Pakistan Women tour of Sri Lanka, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 4th Match, Dambulla, May 18 2003, Bank Alfalah Cup, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 1st ODI (D/N), Dambulla, Feb 20 2004, Australia tour of Sri Lanka, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 2nd ODI, Dambulla, Feb 22 2004, Australia tour of Sri Lanka, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 1st Match (D/N), Dambulla, Jun 15 2010, Asia Cup, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 6th Match (D/N), Dambulla, Jun 22 2010, Asia Cup, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 5th Match (D/N), Dambulla, Aug 22 2010, Sri Lanka Triangular Series, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 4th ODI (D/N), Dambulla, Aug 31 2016, Australia tour of Sri Lanka, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- 2nd ODI, Dambulla, Oct 13 2018, England tour of Sri Lanka, CricInfo. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
- Five-wicket hauls on Sri Lankan grounds, CricInfo.
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