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Butler bounces back

He's gone from young fast bowler to injury casualty to allrounder. Now Ian Butler's back to the big time, and he's still got time on his side

The Sangakkara edge

Sri Lanka's captain has begun to infuse his side with his own brand of competitiveness, and the results seem to already be starting to show

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Naive NZ struggle to find the plot

As the team looks back at a one-sided series, there is more to ponder than just a spirit-sapping defeat. In the last five years New Zealand won just 12 Test wins from 40

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

'Bemused' Moles counts the damage

New Zealand had "front row seats to the cinema" in terms of the technology available to them but Moles was puzzled at how they were not soaking up information

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

Support not forthcoming for Taylor

Ross Taylor has stood out in a middling team and it would not be a surprise if he spent a lot of time looking into his hotel mirror asking for some help from his fellow batsmen

Dan Solo

New Zealand's second-highest Test wicket-taker has just gone past 300, and it's been a hard, lonely row he's had to plough