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Second Test

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2004-05

2006: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2004-05

Don Cameron

First Test

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2004-05

2006: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2004-05

Don Cameron

Series Review

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2004-05

2006: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2004-05

Don Cameron

The Numbers Game

Subcontinental giants, and runs in defeats

Apr 22, 2005: A look at teams visiting in the subcontinent, and Brian Lara's continued run-spree in West Indian defeats

S Rajesh

NZ v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Cheery end to a disappointing season

Apr 14, 2005: In what has been a season-long tunnel from hell, New Zealand eventually discovered light in the form of a series-clinching Test victory over Sri Lanka

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew McLean

NZ v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

New Zealand swing the match and series

Apr 14, 2005: New Zealand's swing bowlers outwitted Sri Lanka's batsmen to wrap up an emphatic series-winning, innings-and-38-run victory at the Basin Reserve

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Will it be a repeat at Wellington?

Apr 13, 2005: Verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew McLean

NZ v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Vincent's 224 cracks frustrated Sri Lanka

Apr 13, 2005: A magnificent 224 from Lou Vincent, the seventh highest score by a New Zealander, left Sri Lanka looking down the barrel of a series defeat as their opponents piled up a mountainous 522 for 9 declared

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

NZ v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

NZ sneak ahead with Vincent and Fleming

Apr 12, 2005: Lou Vincent and Stephen Fleming strengthened New Zealand's grip on the second Test by reaching 253 for 4 on a day that started under clear autumn skies and ended 16 overs early due to thick fog

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

NZ v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

From carpenter to New Zealand cricketer

Apr 12, 2005: When Lou Vincent debuted with a brilliant century at Perth in November 2001 he had the cricketing world at his feet

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew McLean

NZ v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

NZ sneak ahead with Vincent and Fleming

Apr 12, 2005: Lou Vincent and Stephen Fleming strengthened New Zealand's grip on the second Test by reaching 253 for 4 on a day that started under clear autumn skies and ended 16 overs early due to thick fog

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

NZ v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 1st day

Delivering when it matters

Apr 11, 2005: Verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew McLean

April 11-15

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington

Apr 11, 2005: Match Home

The makeshift sightscreen

'We can't change our clothing for one bowler' - Hair

Apr 11, 2005: Darrell Hair refused to change his black trousers and act as a makeshift sightscreen after Stephen Fleming complained about not being able to sight the ball from Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan fast bowler with a slingy action

ESPNcricinfo staff

NZ v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 1st day

Martin swings into Sri Lanka on opening day

Apr 11, 2005: Chris Martin's swinging burst rattled the Sri Lankan top order before Thilan Samaraweera lent the total some respectability on the opening day of the second Test at Wellington

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2004-05

The wrong trousers

Apr 8, 2005: Stephen Fleming has requested that the umpires standing in the second Test against Sri Lanka, in Wellington, (starting Monday) remove their black trousers because the New Zealand batsmen were finding it almost impossible to pick up the ball from

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Napier, 5th day

Malinga shines but Test drawn

Apr 8, 2005: Lasith Malinga gave Sri Lanka an outside chance of a remarkable win but some dogged batting from Lou Vincent and Stephen Fleming steered New Zealand to a draw on the final day at Napier

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Bad back keeps left-arm spinner out

Vettori ruled out of second Test

Apr 7, 2005: Daniel Vettori has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka, to be played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington starting on April 11

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Napier, 4th day

Malinga strikes amid fading light

Apr 7, 2005: Having bowled out Sri Lanka for 498, New Zealand closed on 64 for 2 after 30 overs, with a lead off 123

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Napier, 3rd day

Atapattu and Jayawardene prosper

Apr 6, 2005: Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene struck hundreds to pull Sri Lanka out of a difficult position and into one from where they could get close to New Zealand's tall score

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin
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Tour Results
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Apr 11-14, 2005
New Zealand won by an innings and 38 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Napier - Apr 4-8, 2005
Match drawn
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Jan 8, 2005
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch - Jan 4, 2005
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
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