Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

713dThe Report by Devashish Fuloria

NZ complete turnaround with big win

Mark Craig ran through the Sri Lanka tail to complete one of New Zealand's most remarkable Test wins after they had conceded a heavy first-innings lead

713dAndrew Fidel Fernando at Basin Reserve

New Zealand's potent modus operandi

Sri Lanka had victory in sight with the opposition effectively 24 for 5 in the second innings, yet the gulf in the teams' fielding sent New Zealand to their 193-run win, Angelo Mathews said

Day 4

713dAndrew Fidel Fernando at Basin Reserve

New Zealand's friendly neighbourhood game-changers

Kane Williamson and BJ Watlng are good friends who have similar batting styles and scoring areas, and they combined for the sort of tremendous partnership New Zealand are getting used to having

Day 3

713dAndrew Fidel Fernando at Basin Reserve

True grit amid the guns

Kane Williamson is adding more aggressive strings to his batting bow, but his innate defensive steel was invaluable to New Zealand at Basin Reserve

Day 2

713dThe Report by Devashish Fuloria

Sangakkara 11th double flattens NZ

Kumar Sangakkara smashed his 11th double-century, one short of Don Bradman's record 12, to transform the 143-run deficit at the start of the day into a game-changing 135-run lead

713dShiva Jayaraman

Bradman-12, Sangakkara-11

Stats highlights from the second day of the Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Wellington

713dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

'Hard to predict my thoughts on retirement' - Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara said his Test future remained undecided, following the 203 at the Basin Reserve that brought him to within one-double hundred of equaling Donald Bradman's 65-year record

713dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

Sangakkara's measures help him conquer again

Though Kumar Sangakkara is contemplating retirement, he speaks of undiminished desire, and in the moments when his rehearsed public disposition is disturbed that you see how intensely the fire still burns

Day 1

713dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

The Sri Lankan scramble

Day one at Wellington was a microcosm of Sri Lanka's recent fortunes: excellent results emerging without apparent method, followed by a descent back into chaos


Coming from behind


The largest 1st-innings deficit that New Zealand have overcome to win a Test, v Pakistan in Christchurch in 1994

First since


The last time a New Zealand No. 3 hit a double-hundred before Williamson in this Test - Stephen Fleming in Cape Town.

Watling's value


Number of 200-plus 6th-wicket stands that Watling has been involved in, out of 6 such partnerships in NZ's Test history

2nd-innings master at home


Williamson's batting average in the second innings of home Tests; in away Tests, it drops to 31.90

Consistent in Wellington


Number of 40-plus scores for Williamson in his last 8 Test innings at the Basin Reserve