Sri Lanka battle their way back into the 1st Test against New Zealand
It is not often that a day’s play, in a Test match, goes wicket less, but Angelo Mathews 117* and Kusal Mendis 116* batted throughout the day putting on 220.
Sri Lanka 282 – (Dimuth Karunaratne 79, Angelo Mathews 83, Niroshan Dickwella 73*; Tim Southee 6-68) and 259-3 ( Angelo Mathews 117*, Kusal Mendis 116*)
New Zealand – 578 (Tom Latham 264*, Kane Williamson 91, Ross Taylor 50, Henry Nicholls 50 ; Lahiru Kumara 4-127)
At the Close - Sri Lanka trail New Zealand by 37 runs with 7 wickets remaining
Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis led the Sri Lanka charge with individual centuries against New Zealand on Day 4 of the opening Test in Wellington.#NZvSL REPORT ??https://t.co/qCE4G6eIJ6 pic.twitter.com/uTV8mD1uID— ICC (@ICC) December 18, 2018
A brilliant unbroken partnership of 246, between Mathews and Mendis, has kept Sri Lanka in this Test; when all hope seemed lost at the close of play yesterday. Once again, in recent times, the outcome of a Test match will be decided on the 5th day.
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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