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Day 3


479dThe Bulletin by Charlie Austin

New Zealand clinch five-wicket victory

An extraordinary low-scoring Test match continued to twist and turn during day three but New Zealand hung on to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series

479dThe Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Vettori steers NZ to 52-run lead

Shane Bond ripped through Sri Lanka during an extraordinary day of Test cricket to leave New Zealand on the verge of victory in the opening Test

479dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Fast bowlers bundle Sri Lanka out for 154

Sri Lanka's decision to bat first backfired spectacularly at Christchurch as New Zealand's fast bowlers, led by the fiery Shane Bond, bundled them out for 154 by tea on the opening day

479dCricinfo staff

Desultory crowds leave board perplexed

Martin Snedden, the CEO of New Zealand Cricket, has admitted that the desultory attendances at the Christchurch Test have left him baffled

479dCricinfo staff

Sri Lanka look to better away record

Sri Lanka look the better side on paper with New Zealand missing bowlers Kyle Mills, Michael Mason and allrounder Scott Styris to injury, their away record is very poor and they do not go into the first Test at Christchurch

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

1st58CD CummingJM How
2nd8MS SinclairCD Cumming
3rd0SP FlemingMS Sinclair
4th2NJ AstleMS Sinclair
5th35NJ AstleJDP Oram
6th16JDP OramBB McCullum