1st Test Day 1 - New Zealand and Sri Lanka finely balanced
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.
In Wellington, Niroshan Dickwella is single-handedly rescuing Sri Lanka's innings.— ICC (@ICC) December 15, 2018
He has scored a quickfire half-century, and New Zealand are frustrated.
Sri Lanka 257/8. #NZvSL LIVE ??https://t.co/4kJuoUdyQM pic.twitter.com/JBGcZTy8tB
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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