Player of the Match
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Close of Play

  • Mon, 04 Apr - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 267/3 (HJH Marshall 133*, NJ Astle 37*, 84 ov)
  • Tue, 05 Apr - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 48/0 (MS Atapattu 14*, ST Jayasuriya 31*, 12 ov)
  • Wed, 06 Apr - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 351/3 (DPMD Jayawardene 118*, TT Samaraweera 34*, 94 ov)
  • Thu, 07 Apr - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 64/2 (JAH Marshall 33*, PJ Wiseman 0*, 30 ov)
  • Fri, 08 Apr - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 7/0 (1.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Malinga shines but Test drawn

    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

  • Malinga strikes amid fading light

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

  • Atapattu and Jayawardene prosper

    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

  • Atapattu and Jayawardene prosper

    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

  • Astle and McCullum wrest control

    Nathan Astle scored his tenth Test century and Brendon McCullum came agonizingly close to scoring his second as New Zealand piled on the runs during the second afternoon