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

Sri Lanka fight back on slow day

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

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

Pressure on Sri Lanka - Williamson

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

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

Seamers give New Zealand control

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