Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Close of Play

  • Mon, 4 Apr - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 267/3 (HJH Marshall 133*, NJ Astle 37*, 84 ov)
  • Tue, 5 Apr - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 48/0 (MS Atapattu 14*, ST Jayasuriya 31*, 12 ov)
  • Wed, 6 Apr - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 351/3 (DPMD Jayawardene 118*, TT Samaraweera 34*, 94 ov)
  • Thu, 7 Apr - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 64/2 (JAH Marshall 33*, PJ Wiseman 0*, 30 ov)
  • Fri, 8 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

  • The Marshall art

    Even accounting for the worst form of pessimism, Hamish Marshall would havehardly bargained for a four-year break after making an unbeaten 40 on debutat the Wanderers in 2000