2nd Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Latham and Nicholls centuries tighten grip on Sri Lanka

Henry Nicholls 162* for New Zealand today against Sri Lanka
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Big centuries from Tom Latham 176 and Henry Nicholls 162* put New Zealand firmly in control of the 2nd Test in Christchurch.

Match Summary

New Zealand 178 (BJ Watling 46, Tim Southee 68; Suranga Lakmal 5-54, Lahiru Kumara 3-49) and 585-4 (Jeet Raval 74, Tom Latham 176, Kane Williamson 48, Henry Nicholls 162*, Colin de Grandhomme 71*;  Lahiru Kumara 2-134)

Sri Lanka 104 (Angelo Mathews 33*; Trent Boult 6-30, Tim Southee 3-35) and 24-2

At the Close - Sri Lanka need 636 runs to win

Scorecard

It was a long day in the field for Sri Lanka, as New Zealand tightened their already firm hold on this match and by the close of play, Sri Lanka were trailing by 636 runs with 8 wickets remaining.

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

Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara

 

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