Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 3

664dMadhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Another Herath show in Galle

Stats highlights from day three of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle

664dAndrew Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka's working-class hero

Rangana Herath's talent is no where near Muttiah Muralitharan's genius, but his control and dependability has made him integral to Sri Lanka's Test attack

Day 2

664dThe Report by George Binoy

Dead heat after hard-fought day

The seesaw battle on the second day ensured the series lead would be decided by what is effectively a one-innings shootout

664dAndrew Fernando in Galle

Swing it like Southee

Tim Southee provided an exhibition of high-quality swing bowling during the first hour, and he's still learning

664dAndrew Fernando in Galle

Seamers caught us by surprise - Ford

Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has said the swing New Zealand's seam bowlers generated caught Sri Lanka by surprise on the second morning in Galle

664dAndrew Fernando in Galle

Six and out for McCullum, again

Plays of the Day from the second day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle

Day 1

664dThe Report by Siddhartha Talya

Herath five-for gives Sri Lanka control

Under sunny skies on a track good for batting, New Zealand failed to take advantage after winning the toss, allowing a disciplined Sri Lankan attack to first make inroads through pace before capitulating to Herath's left-arm spin

664dAndrew Fernando in Galle

We needed to bat more positively - McCullum

Brendon McCullum believed an early burst of wickets and tight bowling in the afternoon session from Sri Lanka's spinners cornered the visitors into reticence