1st Test Day 1 - New Zealand and Sri Lanka finely balanced

Angelo Mathews 83 for Sri Lanka
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New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl against Sri lanka at the  Basin Reserve, Wellington today on the first day of the 1st Test.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 275 - 9 (87.0 overs) – (Dimuth Karunaratne 79, Angelo Mathews 83, Niroshan Dickwella 73*; Tim Southee 5-67)

New Zealand – Still to bat

At the Close - Sri Lanka are 275 -9

Scorecard

Both teams will be feeling that they had a good day today – Sri Lanka batted well at times with Dimuth Karunaratne 79, Angelo Mathews 83 and Niroshan Dickwella 73* all hitting half centuries and with the ball, New Zealand bowler Tim Southee picking up a 5fer (5-67).

This match is finely balanced and New Zealand will have to bat well tomorrow to get an innings lead.

New Zealand - Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult

Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara

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