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Sri Lanka series review

Batting woes continue to hurt Sri Lanka

Nov 30, 2012: As they did against England earlier this year, Sri Lanka failed to hold onto a series lead at home as New Zealand's pace bowlers delivered victory in Colombo to reignite debate about the home side's frailties

Andrew Fernando

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

Overdue catharsis for NZ players and fans

Nov 29, 2012: There are plenty in New Zealand who love Richard Hadlee's sport better than Colin Meads'. They have endured too much hurt not to share a piece of this win with the eleven men who finally achieved it

Andrew Fernando at the P Sara Oval

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

Sri Lanka's P Sara woes continue

Nov 29, 2012: Stats from the fifth day's play in the second Test at the P Sara Oval

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

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 New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

New Zealand find reserves of resilience

Nov 28, 2012: New Zealand have shown resilience in bouncing back from their defeat in Galle and are within striking distance of a memorable, series-levelling victory

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

Samaraweera proves his worth, again

Nov 27, 2012: Thilan Samaraweera throughout his cricketing career has proved himself a fighter; more so than any of the decorated men he bats below

Andrew Fernando at the P Sara

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

Lack of support for Herath costs Sri Lanka

Nov 26, 2012: An attack that hunts in a pack has always alluded Sri Lanka, and on the evidence of their first innings performance at the P Sara, they will not produce one in the immediate future either

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 and Williamson show New Zealand the way

Nov 25, 2012: On the opening day of the Colombo Test, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson struck up exactly the right tempo for New Zealand, and worked the bowlers and the field like they had been in form for weeks

Andrew Fernando at the P Sara

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

Batting ineptitude sinks New Zealand

Nov 19, 2012: New Zealand crumbled against the spin of Rangana Herath on the third day, but they had been damaged by seam too

Andrew Fernando in Galle
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