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

Jayawardene 'disappointed' with defeat

Nov 29, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene, said his side were unsatisfied with the 1-1 series result against New Zealand, after losing the second Test in Colombo

Andrew Fernando at the P Sara Oval

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

All-round New Zealand level series with big win

Nov 29, 2012: New Zealand shrugged off five consecutive defeats with one of their most memorable victories in recent times, squaring the two-Test series with a 167-win at the P Sara Oval

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

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

NZ quicks using height well - Kulasekara

Nov 28, 2012: Height has been the key to New Zealand fast bowlers' success, Nuwan Kulasekara said, as Sri Lanka face a climb to prevent the visitors from leveling the series

Andrew Fernando at P Sara Oval

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

Seamers give New Zealand shot at victory

Nov 28, 2012: In an intriguing day's Test cricket, in which 17 wickets fell, New Zealand left the hosts tottering with the top four back in the pavilion chasing a challenging 363 on the last day at the P Sara Oval

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

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

Southee happy to hunt wickets with Boult

Nov 27, 2012: Tim Southee, after claiming 4 for 51 on the third day in Colombo, attributed his success to the others in the New Zealand pace attack, and in particular Trent Boult

Andrew Fernando at the P Sara

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

Sri Lanka fight back on slow day

Nov 27, 2012: Sri Lanka were still a long way off from matching New Zealand's score at the end of the third day, but gained a psychological boost by edging past the follow-on target of 213, thanks to a dogged stand between Thilan Samaraweera and Suraj Randiv

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Sri Lanka not worried about following on - Herath

Nov 26, 2012: Sri Lanka may have lost three of the four most prolific batsmen in their side on the second evening, but Rangana Herath says Sri Lanka will give little thought to avoiding the follow on

Andrew Fernando at the P Sara

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Pressure on Sri Lanka - Williamson

Nov 26, 2012: On a surface that even New Zealand's tail made seem friendly, three of Sri Lanka's big four batsmen could not manage better than single figures, and Kane Williamson said the value of those wickets could not be understated

Andrew Fernando at the P Sara

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Seamers give New Zealand control

Nov 26, 2012: After grinding out 412 in the better part of two days, New Zealand tightened their control of the second Test with an incisive spell by their seamers to nip out three wickets - the fulcrum of the top order - before stumps on the second day

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

Taylor, Williamson put New Zealand in control

Nov 25, 2012: Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor showed refreshing patience and application to wear down the Sri Lanka bowlers for the better part of three sessions to set a solid platform for a big score

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo

New Zealand wait on Southee's fitness

Nov 24, 2012: Tim Southee's fitness remains uncertain on the eve of New Zealand's second Test against Sri Lanka

Andrew Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo

P Sara bounce could boost New Zealand

Nov 24, 2012: ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo

The Preview by Andrew Fernando

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

Jayawardene hails team for 'winning tough moments'

Nov 19, 2012: On the second day, Sri Lanka were 50 for 5 in response to New Zealand's 221. Before the third day was done, the Test was finished, and the hosts had won

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

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

Herath delivers crushing win for Sri Lanka

Nov 19, 2012: New Zealand slumped to a fifth straight Test defeat in conditions far less lethal than their scoreline suggested

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Seamers caught us by surprise - Ford

Nov 18, 2012: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has said the swing New Zealand's seam bowlers generated caught Sri Lanka by surprise on the second morning in Galle

Andrew Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Dead heat after hard-fought day

Nov 18, 2012: The seesaw battle on the second day ensured the series lead would be decided by what is effectively a one-innings shootout

The Report by George Binoy

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

We needed to bat more positively - McCullum

Nov 17, 2012: Brendon McCullum believed an early burst of wickets and tight bowling in the afternoon session from Sri Lanka's spinners cornered the visitors into reticence

Andrew Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Patience pays off for Sri Lanka's bowlers

Nov 17, 2012: On a day of old-school Test cricket, Sri Lanka's bowlers plugged away, focusing on the basics and earned rich rewards

Andrew Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Herath five-for gives Sri Lanka control

Nov 17, 2012: Under sunny skies on a track good for batting, New Zealand failed to take advantage after winning the toss, allowing a disciplined Sri Lankan attack to first make inroads through pace before capitulating to Herath's left-arm spin

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2012-13

Test postponements understandable - Jayawardene

Nov 16, 2012: Sri Lanka's captain, Mahela Jayawardene, suggested the board's financial plight justifies its decision to remove Tests from the 2013 schedule

Andrew Fernando
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Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS) - Nov 25-29, 2012
New Zealand won by 167 runs
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Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
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No result
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Hambantota - Nov 10, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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