In reply, New Zealand, at the close of play, were 311-2 - Tom Latham 121* and Kane Williamson 91 the mainstays of the batting.
Tim Southee's 6-68 and a magnificent 2nd wicket partnership of 162, between Tom Latham and kiwi skipper Kane Williamson, have put New Zealand firmly in charge of the 1st Test. Sri Lanka will have to bowl exceptionally well tomorrow to salvage anything from this match.
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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