New Zealand in control of 1st Test against Sri Lanka on Day 2

Tom Latham 121* for New Zealand today
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Sri Lanka added just 7 runs to their overnight score and were 282 all out, with Tim Southee picking up the last wicket of Lahiru Kumara and finishing with 1st innings figures of 6-68.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 282– (Dimuth Karunaratne 79, Angelo Mathews 83, Niroshan Dickwella 73*; Tim Southee 6-68)

New Zealand – 311-2 (Tom Latham 121*,  Kane Williamson 91)

At the Close - New Zealand lead Sri Lanka by 29 runs with 8 wickets remaining

Scorecard

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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