1st Test: Brendon McCullum, bowlers star as NZ beat Shining Path


Sri Lanka resumed the ultimate day at 293-5 in its second innings and was presently reduced to 9 down before Shaminda Eranga (45 not out) and Suranga Lakmal (16) shared a fast 59-run signify the ultimate wicket to line New island a target of one hundred and five to win.

New island beat country by eight wickets within the initial check completed weekday, with Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson steering the Black Caps to a four-day success engineered upon a powerful performance by their pacemen.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews with boldness selected off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal to share the new ball with Eranga. The gamble vie off once Kaushal sharply turned a ball to opener Tom Latham (17), providing a catch to Mathews at slip.

That last-wicket stand raised Sri Lanka's hopes of actuation off the rare achievement of a check success when following on, and there was any encouragement once each New island openers were removed cheaply.

Pacemen River Trent Boult and Tim Southee shared thirteen wickets between them for the match, and their efforts to bowl country out for simply 138 in its initial innings well-tried decisive.This was New Zealand's fifth check success in 2014; the foremost in a very yr in team history.

Eranga then removed Hamish Rutherford (10), fending a ball to vale, feat New island on a nervous 43-2.

However Williamson (31 not out) and Taylor (39 not out) saw New island to tea while not any loss, and that they quickly afraid down the remaining runs when the break, finishing the run chase in thirty.4 overs.




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