Tim Southee keeps New Zealand in the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka

Hagley Oval, Christchurch
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Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl against hosts, New Zealand, at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch today on the first day of the 2nd Test match.

Match Summary

New Zealand 178 (BJ Watling 46, Tim Southee 68; Suranga Lakmal 5-54, Lahiru Kumara 3-49)

Sri Lanka 88 - 4 (Tim Southee 3-29)

At the Close - Sri Lanka trail New Zealand by 90 runs with 6 wickets remaining

Scorecard

It was Tim Southee day today, at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Firstly he rescued the Kiwi innings with the bat (when at 64-6,New Zealand were in deep trouble) with an extraordinary batting display in difficult conditions, and then he took 3-29, with the ball, to keep them in the match against Sri Lanka. 

Earlier, Suranga Lakmal 5-54 and Lahiru Kumara 3-49 had bowled Sri Lanka into a good position, bowling New Zealand out for 178 on a day for seamers.

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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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