Tyronne Fernando Stadium (Moratuwa Stadium, De Zoysa Stadium)

Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
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The Tyronne Fernando Stadium Moratuwa is a cricket stadium in Sri Lanka that hosted international matches from 1984 to 1993. Four Tests have been held at this stadium. The first of these four was a draw against Australia in which both the teams scored big runs and had centurions on both sides. Another memorable innings witnessed at the Tyronne Fernando Stadium was Jonty Rhodes's unbeaten 101 in 1993 which helped South Africa keep the series alive. International matches are not played at this ground anymore, but it is used to hold the warm up matches of the touring sides. It is also a popular stadium for the domestic tournaments. Tyronne Fernando Stadium is now renamed as De Soysa Stadium and has the capacity to hold 16000 people. The ground opened in 1979 and is located just eight miles south from the city of Colombo. The wicket at Tyronne Fernando Stadium is rather low in bounce and is conducive to spin, but is generally favourable to the batsmen. In recent times, the venue is mostly used for the foreign teams to play their side games.


Ground Statistics

In:
Matches Played:
4
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
4
Most Successful Team:
Australia
Wins by Team Batting First:
0
Wins by Team Batting Second:
0
Most Prolific Batsman:
Roshan Mahanama (295 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
153 by Roshan Mahanama
Most Prolific Bowler:
Champaka Ramanayake (11 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
5/69 by Allan Donald
Matches Played:
6
Matches Tied:
0
No Result:
1
Most Successful Team:
Sri Lanka
Wins by Team Batting First:
1
Wins by Team Batting Second:
4
Most Prolific Batsman:
Aravinda De Silva (128 Runs)
Highest Individual Score:
92 by Roshan Mahanama
Most Prolific Bowler:
Sanath Jayasuriya (8 Wickets)
Best Bowling Analysis:
6/29 by Sanath Jayasuriya

Matches