As it happened: New island vs Ceylon, 1st Test, Day 4


Sri Lanka were closing in on wiping out their 303-run initial innings deficit with seven wickets in hand once Boult brought their cautious progress at Christchurch's Hagley Oval to a halt.He removed the unwilling Karunaratne for 152 and Niroshan Dickwella for four as Ceylon were reduced to 293-5 at stumps

Two late wickets by river Boult place New island back au fait of the primary take a look at against Ceylon Sunday when a maiden take a look at century by Dimuth Karunaratne had in brief given the tourists a glimmer of hope.

Comprehensive win for the Kiwis! They lead the 2-match take a look at series 1-0 currently. They denote a decent initial innings total, due to a quickfire 195 by captain McCullum. The Sri Lankans fell like 9 pins in their initial innings and so were following-on. Their second innings was far better tho' as they created the Kiwis bat once more. New island lost 2 wickets however created certain they do not slip more and pursued down the overall with a lot of ease.

Sri Lankans would look to return back arduous within the next game. that they had no answer to the Kiwi seamers in their initial innings. solely Mathews looked snug. Karunaratne scored a terrific 152 in their second innings however Ceylon were merely left chasing the match. this can be New Zealand's fifth win in 2014, the foremost wins they've managed in a very yr.

Brendon McCullum is that the Man of the Match for his excellent knock of 195 off simply 134 balls. that is it from this game. be a part of US back for the second and final take a look at from third Gregorian calendar month 0330 IST, 2200 GMT. Cheers

21.6 D Prasad to Williamson, No run. 70/2
21.5 D Prasad to Williamson, No run. 70/2
21.4 D Prasad to Williamson, No run. 70/2
21.3 D Prasad to Williamson, 2 runs. 70/2
21.2 D Prasad to Williamson, No run. 68/2
21.1 D Prasad to Williamson, No run. 68/2


22.6 T Kaushal to Taylor, 1 run. 73/2
22.5 T Kaushal to Taylor, 2 runs. 72/2
22.4 T Kaushal to Taylor, No run. 70/2
22.3 T Kaushal to Taylor, No run. 70/2
22.2 T Kaushal to Taylor, No run. 70/2
22.1 T Kaushal to Taylor, No run. 70/2

Just twenty nine runs separating New island from winning and taking a 1-0 lead within the series. Chasing 106, they did lose one or two of wickets however Kane Williamson Associate in Nursingd Ross Taylor have avoided any further hiccups by adding an unvanquished thirty three run represent the third wicket. solely formality is left during this match and therefore the Kiwis can look to complete the sport quickly when the break. Do be a part of US in a very moment.

23.6 D Prasad to Taylor, No run. Tea on day 4! 76/2
23.6 D Prasad to Taylor, No run. 76/2
23.5 D Prasad to Taylor, No run. 75/2
23.4 D Prasad to Taylor, No run. 75/2
23.3 D Prasad to Williamson, 1 run. 75/2
23.2 D Prasad to Williamson, No run. 74/2
23.1 D Prasad to Taylor, Leg bye. 74/2



24.6 S Lakmal to Taylor, 1 run. 80/2
24.5 S Lakmal to Williamson, 1 run. 79/2
24.4 S Lakmal to Williamson, No run. 78/2
24.3 S Lakmal to Williamson, No run. 78/2
24.2 S Lakmal to Williamson, 2 runs. 78/2
24.1 S Lakmal to Williamson, No run. 76/2

25.6 T Kaushal to K Williamson, No run. 85/2
25.5 T Kaushal to Williamson, No run. 85/2
25.4 T Kaushal to Williamson, No run. 85/2
25.3 T Kaushal to Taylor, 1 run. 85/2
25.2 T Kaushal to Taylor, FOUR. 84/2
25.1 T Kaushal to Taylor, No run. 80/2

26.6 S Eranga to Taylor, 1 run. 92/2
26.5 S Eranga to Taylor, No run. 91/2
26.4 S Eranga to Taylor, No run. 91/2
26.3 S Eranga to Taylor, No run. 91/2
26.2 S Eranga to Taylor, 2 runs. 91/2

27.6 T Kaushal to Williamson, 1 run. 94/2
27.5 T Kaushal to Williamson, No run. 93/2
27.4 T Kaushal to K Williamson, No run. 93/2
27.3 T Kaushal to Williamson, No run. 93/2
27.2 T Kaushal to Williamson, No run. 93/2
27.1 T Kaushal to Taylor, 1 run. 93/2

28.6 S Eranga to Williamson, No run. 94/2
28.5 S Eranga to Williamson, No run. 94/2
28.4 S Eranga to Williamson, No run. 94/2
28.3 S Eranga to K Williamson, No run. 94/2
28.2 S Eranga to Williamson, No run. 94/2
28.1 S Eranga to Williamson, No run. 94/2

29.6 T Kaushal to Williamson, 2 runs. 99/2
29.5 T Kaushal to Taylor, 1 run. 97/2
29.4 T Kaushal to Williamson, 1 run. 96/2
29.3 T Kaushal to Williamson, No run. 95/2
29.2 T Kaushal to Taylor, 1 run. 95/2
29.1 T Kaushal to Taylor, No run. 94/2


30.4 D Prasad to Taylor, FOUR! New island win by eight wickets! 107/2
30.3 D Prasad to Taylor, No run. 103/2
30.2 D Prasad to R Taylor, FOUR. 103/2
30.1 D Prasad to Taylor, No run. 99/2



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