It's been an intriguing, low-scoring Test and New Zealand have held the advantage, although very slight at times, all the way through. Jayawardene's decision to bat first and Vettori's defiant fifty proved crucial to the final outcome. New Zealand's 52-run lead in the first-innings was invaluable.
Sri Lanka had their moments too, Muralitharan's four wickets in the first innings and Kumar Sangakkara's outstanding century on the third morning. However they just didn't score enough to stretch New Zealand to the limit.
It's been a fascinating Test and I've enjoyed bringing it to you. My favourite oddity from this Test was Craig Cumming being caught thrice of no-balls. That's about it from us at Cricinfo, your commentators for this match have been Binoy George, Sajan Nair and George Binoy. Do join us for the second Test at Wellington beginning on December 15. Cheers.
New Zealand need just five more runs. McCullum is in a hurry to get it over with.
Jayawardene hasn't used Jayasuriya as a spin option so far in the match
Farveez Maharoof into the attack, bowling from over the wicket.
McCullum is the new batsman.
Play is about to start after tea. Oram will take strike to Muralitharan. New Zealand need only 17 more to win. It's bright and sunny now, no signs of the rain that interrupted the morning session.
Murali will operate from over the wicket. He has a slip and a silly point.