Neil Wagner led the attack for New Zealand, breaking a fluent stand between Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal on the fifth morning, after which two more wickets fell
New Zealand were made to labour for their wickets throughout the Test, so in many ways it fit that a man such as Neil Wagner made the pivotal play on day five
Loose bowling on day one, and cautious batting on days two and three paved Sri Lanka's path to defeat, said Angelo Mathews after the 122-run loss in Dunedin
Brendon McCullum described New Zealand's victory in the first Test in Dunedin as "bloody hard work", on a surface that flattened out after the second day
Rain and hail halted play three times at University Oval, and at stumps Sri Lanka had seven wickets left and 296 runs to get, with a better forecast for the final day
There are wicketkeepers who fling their arms around and those who flap their gums wide. And then there is BJ Watling. Mousy, soft-spoken, expressionless and really really good
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Dunedin
The third day in Dunedin was overcast, cold and windy - conditions that were as familiar to New Zealand as they were foreign to Sri Lanka, and the visitors struggled to cope
A day that began with a gritty batting display turned into a rare off day with the ball for Rangana Herath
Stats highlights from the third day of the Dunedin Test
Where runs had flowed and wickets tumbled on the first day, the cricket was played at a slower pace on the second at University Oval, but was no less intense
Stats highlights from the second day of the Dunedin Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka
For a team used to frequent collapses from its brittle batting line-up, a partnership of 122 in 48.5 overs between Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal was a pleasantly surprising display of restraint
The two batsmen who struggled most during New Zealand's recent tour of Australia rediscovered their form on the first day of the home summer in Dunedin
After three undefeated seasons at home, New Zealand's mode of operation is clear: talk up the visiting teams and then set about traumatising them
Stats highlights from the first day's play of the first Test in Dunedin between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
There's only one way the five-day game ought to go, and that's in the opposite direction of what we saw in the Delhi Test
Stats preview of the Test series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka may appear the weaker team on paper, but the hosts remain wary of a seam attack that's "underrated" and "world-class" senior batsmen in the opposition, Brendon McCullum said
The depletion of Sri Lanka's attack due to injury will likely mean an enhanced role for himself with the ball, Angelo Mathews said. A prospect he said he doesn't mind in New Zealand's seam-friendly conditions.
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.
Sri Lanka's highest successful run-chase against New Zealand in Tests, in Galle 2012-13 (won by 10 wkts).
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.
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.
No. of 50+ scores for Williamson in International matches this year (43 inns), including this innings - joint-highest with Joe Root (45 inns).
The last time before this NZ had two fifty-plus stands for their first wicket in a Test - against Pakistan in Napier.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.