1st Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka ends in draw as rain curtails play on 5th day

Tom Latham - Player of the Match
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Only 13 overs were possible on the final day of play in the 1st Test, because of the rain showers and the match was called off with Sri Lanka 287-3. Tom Latham was adjudged the player of the match for his unbeaten career-best 264.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 282 – (Dimuth Karunaratne 79, Angelo Mathews 83, Niroshan Dickwella 73*; Tim Southee 6-68) and 287-3 ( Angelo Mathews 120*, Kusal Mendis 141*)

New Zealand – 578 (Tom Latham 264*, Kane Williamson 91, Ross Taylor 50, Henry Nicholls 50 ; Lahiru Kumara 4-127)

Result – Match Drawn

Scorecard

 

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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