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'Stepped it up another notch' - McCullum

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum praises his team's performance in the first Test but believes Sri Lanka will come back stronger

NZ's streak

2012

Last time NZ lost a Test at their home venue - by 9 wkts to SA in Hamilton in March 2012. They are unbeaten since then in 12 consecutive Tests.

SL's 4th inns troubles

93

Sri Lanka's highest successful run-chase against New Zealand in Tests, in Galle 2012-13 (won by 10 wkts).

Chandimal's double

3

No. of times Chandimal has scored 50-plus in both inns of a Test, including in this Test. As a wicketkeeper Only Flower (7), Knott (5) and Dhoni (4) have done it more.

Double for the 2nd wkt

2

No. of previous instances of century stands for the 2nd wkt in both inns of a Test for NZ, before this match - v Eng, Lord's 2004 and v Ban, Chittagong 2013-14.

Another milestone for Kane

20

No. of 50+ scores for Williamson in International matches this year (43 inns), including this innings - joint-highest with Joe Root (45 inns).

NZ's rare opening double

2009

The last time before this NZ had two fifty-plus stands for their first wicket in a Test - against Pakistan in Napier.

Watling's record

5

No. of inns where Watling has taken 5 or more catches in Tests, including this. This is now record a for NZ beating McCullum's 4 such hauls

Twin 80s at top

0

No. of previous instances of 2 of SL's top 4 batsmen getting out in 80s in a Test inns; Karunaratne and Chandimal produce the first such instance for SL.

Huge difference in two days

2.51

Run rate on Day 2 of this Test, 219 runs in 87.1 overs. On Day 1, the runs were scored at 4.54 runs per over, 409 in 90 overs.

SL's opening misery

1

Number of 50-plus opening partnership for Sri Lanka in Tests this year; only West Indies have fewer (0). Lowest for SL in a year since 1995 (0 50-plus stands then)

NZ going strong on day 1

2

No. of times New Zealand made 400 or more on the opening day of a Test, before this - 452/9 vs Zim, Harare, 2005-06 and 429/7 vs SL, Christchurch, 2014-15.

New Zealand's Permanent

98

Consecutive Tests played by McCullum for NZ since his debut in March 2004. Equals AB de Villiers' record of most consecutive Tests for a team from debut.