Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

TWM Latham
TWM Latham
176(370) 17x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 54 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
15 3 27 18 22 46 15 30
HM Nicholls
162(225) 16x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 44 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
13 16 23 18 31 30 4 27

Best performances - Bowlers

TA Boult
TA Boult
O15
M8
R30
W6
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
RAS Lakmal
RAS Lakmal
O19
M5
R54
W5
Eco2.84
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W2W
1W

Scorecard Summary

NEW ZEALAND 178(50 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 104(41 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 585/4d(153 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

SRI LANKA 236(106.2 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Hemant Brar

That's all from our side. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. With that, I will take your leave. See you soon.

Steve Moran: "I've been a Black Cap supporter since 1970, through thick and thin, and sometimes it was very thin indeed. These are the best of times. Very proud."

Sayan Dey: "Wagner denied Boult a 10-for and Boult returned the favor by denying Wagner a 5-for, though neither will really mind!!! Wonder if they ever involve in banter like this over a beer after the match..."

Williamson receives the trophy. Pictures and celebrations all around.

This is the fourth series win for New Zealand in a row. First time ever for they have done it. "A guy just told me now [about that]," says Kane Williamson. "It's one game at a time, one day at a time. After the last Test, we wanted to play a little bit better, to show a fighting quality that Sri Lanka showed in the first Test. A couple of brilliant contributions from those two local boys. After the first session yesterday, there were signs of a deja vu. Unfortunate for Angelo to get injured but that opened up one end for us. But it's exciting, the four series wins on the trot is a proud achievement."

"The way we batted in the first innings in both Test matches was disappointing," says Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal. "But it was good to see a better performance in the second innings. Suranga did a really good job, overall the seamers have done a decent job." On upcoming challenges: "We have Australia and South Africa coming up. If we can compete with them and win, it'll be good for our confidence." On Mathews: "He's outstanding player, he has got a lot of experience of intentional cricket. When he comes back, it will a great advantage. He showed a lot of character to come back from the injury, but unfortunately got injured yesterday."

Tim Southee is the Man of the Match, for his all-round performance. "Every time you win a Test match, it's a great feeling," he says. "It was obviously nice to get some runs, all the tailenders work hard on their batting. It's going to be a big summer here and it was great to be part of a series win."

Time for the presentation.

Chris: "So proud of this New ZealNd team. They seldom put a foot wrong. So professional. A reflection of the captain I guess."

11.12am Twelve minutes. That's all it took this morning as New Zealand hand Sri Lanka their largest defeat by victory margin. Also, this is the eighth-largest victory in Test history, and the largest for New Zealand, by 423 runs. Trent Boult picked up three wickets to add to his six from the first innings. Neil Wagner, who did all the hard work on Saturday, finished with 4 for 48.

106.2
W
Boult to Chameera, OUT, Is that it? Length and swinging in, was there some bat involved? The umpire doesn't think so and up goes the finger. Chameera has gone for the review. No bat involved, replays confirm. Pitching on the leg, the impact is also in the line and and it would have gone on to hit the leg stump. No signs of Angelo Mathews, handshakes all around and that's victory for New Zealand

PVD Chameera lbw b Boult 3 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

106.1
2
Boult to Chameera, 2 runs, length around off, driven on the up towards long-on, long chase for Williamson from extra cover

END OF OVER:
106 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | SL: 234/8

  • Lahiru Kumara0 (1b)
  • Dushmantha Chameera1 (6b)
  • Neil Wagner29-10-48-4
  • Trent Boult28-11-75-2
105.6
0
Wagner to Kumara, no run, fuller but way outside off, hits the footmarks and moves sharply towards the right of Watling
105.5
1
Wagner to Chameera, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, flicked away towards fine leg
105.4
0
Wagner to Chameera, no run, a short one, Chameera was late in deciding whether to duck or not, and gets struck on the gloves as he looks to do so in the end with the ball not bouncing as much as expected
105.3
0
Wagner to Chameera, no run, another short one, angling at the batsman who ducks under

Lahiru Kumara now

Sri Lanka 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1FDM KarunaratneMD Gunathilaka
2nd8LD ChandimalMD Gunathilaka
3rd117LD ChandimalBKG Mendis
4th29AD MathewsLD Chandimal
4th3ARS SilvaLD Chandimal
5th23ARS SilvaN Dickwella
6th27MDK PereraARS Silva
7th25MDK PereraRAS Lakmal
8th0MDK PereraPVD Chameera
9th3PVD ChameeraCBRLS Kumara