RESULT
1st Test, Galle, August 14 - 18, 2019, ICC World Test Championship
249 & 285
(T:268) 267 & 268/4

Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets

Player Of The Match
39 & 122
dimuth-karunaratne
New Zealand 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jeet Raval c de Silva b Dananjaya33831183039.75
Tom Latham c †Dickwella b Dananjaya30881023034.09
Kane Williamson (c)c Karunaratne b Dananjaya033000.00
Ross Taylor c †Dickwella b Lakmal861321556065.15
Henry Nicholls lbw b Dananjaya42781082053.84
BJ Watling lbw b Dananjaya15130020.00
Mitchell Santner lbw b Lakmal1342411030.95
Tim Southee run out (de Silva/†Dickwella)1419260173.68
William Somerville not out 928481032.14
Trent Boult c Perera b Lakmal1822381181.81
Ajaz Patel lbw b Lakmal013000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1)3
TOTAL83.2 Ov (RR: 2.98, 329 Mts)249
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Tom Latham, 26.3 ov), 2-64 (Kane Williamson, 26.6 ov), 3-71 (Jeet Raval, 30.2 ov), 4-171 (Henry Nicholls, 58.2 ov), 5-179 (BJ Watling, 60.2 ov), 6-205 (Ross Taylor, 69.1 ov), 7-216 (Mitchell Santner, 73.5 ov), 8-222 (Tim Southee, 74.6 ov), 9-249 (Trent Boult, 83.1 ov), 10-249 (Ajaz Patel, 83.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal15.252941.89731001
69.1 to LRPL Taylor, loose stroke and Taylor goes early! It was a gentle delivery with no pace behind it, width was on offer, Taylor went for his favourite cut but without moving his backfoot too much, just managing a healthy edge to the keeper. No hundred for Taylor and Sri Lanka are cock-a-hoop. 205/6
73.5 to MJ Santner, shoulders arms and he's been given! Lakmal angled it in from around the wicket, he had been straightening them from that line, which is probably what prompted Santner to leave it alone but it just kept coming back in and struck him plumb in front. The replays suggest bounce could have been an issue but it would have remained out on umpires call. 216/7
83.1 to TA Boult, oh you're kidding me. End this day. Length ball at leg stump, backs away, makes plenty of room and has a slog at it. It's come off the toe-end and floated straight out to deep mid-on. 249/9
83.2 to AY Patel, appeal for lbw is given. Patel has reviewed. Missed on the flick, right in front of middle stump. Lakmal is around the wicket. But that is not sliding down leg. Umpire's call and that is four for Lakmal. 249/10
Lahiru Kumara1013703.70393000
Akila Dananjaya3038052.661304100
26.3 to TWM Latham, thin edge and gone! It's the bite off the deck that has done the trick for Akila. Latham's indecisiveness has cost him. This drifts in, turns sharp and Latham, who is on the backfoot looking to cut, suddenly bails out and simply leaves his bat dangling out. The ball kisses the edge and it's nicely taken by Dickwella.. 64/1
26.6 to KS Williamson, chipped straight to short midwicket! What's just happened? Massive, massive wicket. This is short, spinning in but the ball gets stuck into the pitch. Williamson is simply looking to tuck it gently for a single but gets it high on the bat and it's a simple catch. Three-ball duck for Williamson and how the game has turned! Williamson was looking to sweep but credit to the bowler for shortening his length to elicit a gentle nudge. 64/2
30.2 to JA Raval, edged to slip! What a time to go. Raval lunges forward a long way to defend but is done in by the dip, this is a feeble push to a googly that doesn't turn as much and Dhananjaya takes an excellent catch diving forward. What a comeback this has been for Sri Lanka and they'll take lunch . 71/3
58.2 to HM Nicholls, I have no idea why he'd want to review that. This is full, drifting in from around the stumps, Nicholls sweeps and misses but the impact is on middle. He didn't deliver it from that far off, so the chances of this missing leg is minimal. There's a hint of turn away too, and hawkeye confirms this would've crashed into leg stump. New Zealand lose one against the run of play. Decision stays . 171/4
60.2 to BJ Watling, and just like in the first session, Sri Lanka have picked up two quick strikes towards the end of it. Watling looks to whip this through midwicket but this one spins back in and keeps a touch low to hit him on the right pad. Plumb, would've smashed into the stumps.. 179/5
Dhananjaya de Silva602003.33242000
Lasith Embuldeniya2218103.68847100
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)lbw b Patel3973854053.42
Lahiru Thirimanne st †Watling b Patel1036461027.77
Kusal Mendis c Taylor b Patel53891417159.55
Angelo Mathews c Taylor b Patel50981367151.02
Kusal Perera c Santner b Boult1420025.00
Dhananjaya de Silva c & b Patel519211026.31
Niroshan Dickwella c Williamson b Somerville611091713055.96
Akila Dananjaya c Taylor b Somerville087000.00
Suranga Lakmal  b Boult40981183240.81
Lasith Embuldeniya lbw b Somerville517491029.41
Lahiru Kumara not out 0913000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 1)3
TOTAL93.2 Ov (RR: 2.86, 397 Mts)267
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 10.6 ov), 2-66 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 22.5 ov), 3-143 (Kusal Mendis, 46.5 ov), 4-144 (Kusal Perera, 47.3 ov), 5-155 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 52.2 ov), 6-158 (Angelo Mathews, 54.1 ov), 7-161 (Akila Dananjaya, 55.5 ov), 8-242 (Suranga Lakmal, 84.4 ov), 9-262 (Niroshan Dickwella, 91.1 ov), 10-267 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 93.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Trent Boult2044522.25984110
47.3 to MDKJ Perera, short and lobbed straight to point, inexplicable shot! He wasn't sure whether to ramp it over the slips or let it go, ended up doing neither, just hung his bat out meekly to gift New Zealand a wicket when nothing seemed to be happening. 144/4
84.4 to RAS Lakmal, dragged on! Boult's done just enough to ruffle Lakmal, and that's the end of an important knock. Just three short of a new top score. Short of a length and slanted across him. Backs away, exposes the stumps and has a slog that ends up hitting off stump off the inside edge. 242/8
Tim Southee731702.42353000
William Somerville22.238333.71919100
55.5 to A Dananjaya, he never looked like getting in and Somerville has worked him out third time. It was fuller and outside off, inviting the drive through the covers, Akila threw his bat at it without getting anywhere near the ball and the edge was safely pouched by Ross Taylor at slip. 161/7
91.1 to N Dickwella, taken superbly at cover! Good bowling, saw the batsman stepping out and held it back a little, the ball dipped on him and Dickwella, looking to hit inside-out, also had to reach for it. Didn't get the elevation and Williamson moved well to his right to take this. Mind you, it was travelling.. 262/9
93.2 to L Embuldeniya, sweeps, misses and that's plumb! Drifting in from around the stumps, Embuldeniya plays a stroke out of desperation, misses and the umpire raised his finger instinctively even before the appeal was finished. Embuldeniya went upstairs for a review just for the heck of it perhaps, no ways that was going to be not out. Keep walking back, mate. Three wickets for Will Somerville and Sri Lanka have an 18-run lead.. 267/10
Ajaz Patel3368952.691509100
10.6 to HDRL Thirimanne, that is a gorgeous delivery. Patel gets it to drift away late as it dips on a length. Thirimanne seems to have premeditatedly stepped out, because his attempted shot is a panic heave. Not getting anywhere close to that with the way this has curved away from him. Spins back in to Watling who takes off the bail. 27/1
22.5 to FDM Karunaratne, identical delivery, identical shot from Dimuth but this time it doesn't bounce quite as much, skids on with sharp spin back in after pitching outside off and the Sri Lanka captain's tendency to go back and across to nudge balls through square leg costs him on this occasion. Credit to Ajaz to have persisted with that line, he kept hitting that spot and has earned that reward. 66/2
46.5 to BKG Mendis, Taylor holds on! Third time's the charm. Did Mendis really think he could go driving with tea around the corner in this Test? Another batsman falls into the pre-break black hole. This is tossed up outside off and he looks to slam it through cover, away from the body. Heads straight into Taylor's mid-riff and he hangs on to it. 143/3
52.2 to DM de Silva, he succeeds this time, that is to chip a return catch to the bowler! Similar delivery, tossed up around off, he almost got too close to it to get any elevation and hit it straight back to the bowler, who did well to take it around chest height for his fourth wicket. New Zealand have been allowed well and truly back into this game by two poor shots since tea. 155/5
54.1 to AD Mathews, edged and taken and he'll enjoy that! Worthy delivery to get a five-for with, time honoured cocktail of drift, dip and turn, drew him forward, it wasn't quite there, Mathews reached out with his hands, it pitched around middle and the turn away did the rest. New Zealand roar back into the contest. 158/6
Mitchell Santner1103102.81482100
New Zealand 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jeet Raval c Karunaratne b de Silva420290020.00
Tom Latham c Thirimanne b Dananjaya45811083155.55
Kane Williamson (c)c Perera b Embuldeniya425290016.00
Ross Taylor c de Silva b Embuldeniya35100060.00
Henry Nicholls c Mendis b de Silva2671812036.61
BJ Watling c †Dickwella b Kumara771732396044.50
Mitchell Santner c Lakmal b Embuldeniya1235340034.28
Tim Southee st †Dickwella b Embuldeniya2362781037.09
William Somerville not out 401181572033.89
Trent Boult c de Silva b Kumara26254121104.00
Ajaz Patel lbw b de Silva1423341060.86
Extras(b 4, lb 5, nb 2)11
TOTAL106 Ov (RR: 2.68)285
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Jeet Raval, 7.4 ov), 2-20 (Kane Williamson, 14.4 ov), 3-25 (Ross Taylor, 16.3 ov), 4-81 (Tom Latham, 27.5 ov), 5-98 (Henry Nicholls, 39.2 ov), 6-124 (Mitchell Santner, 49.3 ov), 7-178 (Tim Southee, 69.5 ov), 8-224 (BJ Watling, 90.3 ov), 9-260 (Trent Boult, 98.2 ov), 10-285 (Ajaz Patel, 105.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal1523702.46631002
Akila Dananjaya3248412.621386100
27.5 to TWM Latham, taken at gully! That field change has worked! Thirimanne, very close in with the helmet on. Length ball outside off, gets forward to defend but there's just too much fizz on that for him to control it. Rips onto the outside edge. He's played with soft hands so this is going into the turf. But that fielder has been placed exactly for that. And he holds on. 81/4
Dhananjaya de Silva1232532.08552000
7.4 to JA Raval, got him! Poor from Raval who reaches out to drive but doesn't go through with the shot for some strange reason and ends up chipping it straight to cover. The ball just held onto the surface and skewed off the top part of the bat. 8/1
39.2 to HM Nicholls, taken at slip! Sharp turn and a jab with hard hands has done the trick. He was looking to defend but this one dipped on him and the fizz does the rest. So the dropped chance by Dickwella doesn't cost them much.. 98/5
105.6 to AY Patel, given lbw! Ajaz will review, of course. But that looks plumb. An arm ball, trapping him in front of the stumps on the front foot. Close on the no ball. But he's got just the tiniest bit of heel behind the line. No bat on it. And it's all three reds.. 285/10
Lasith Embuldeniya3749942.671526100
14.4 to KS Williamson, taken by mid-on! Splendid bowling from Embuldeniya, and backed up superbly by Kusal Perera at mid-on, running and then leaping backwards as the wind took the ball over him, and holding on with the reverse cup. Ordinary shot from Williamson after an overall strange and uncharacteristically antsy approach all over long. This is tossed up at off stump, but dipping. He's gone down the pitch and looked to hit it straight over after being beaten in flight. Premeditated? Looks like it. In the end he can only flap at it with his top arm, and it ends up going high over the bowler. Bowler more patient than batsman, and it's paid off. 20/2
16.3 to LRPL Taylor, oh can you believe this? Taylor has run down the pitch to an extremely wide length ball outside off. Nowhere near the pitch of it as it turns away. And from there, no choice but to throw his hands at it and hope for the best. He gets a thick edge that sits up nicely to first slip's right. Embuldeniya rewarded again for slowing it down and tossing it up. Taylor was all over him in the first innings, so he's really enjoyed this, the youngster. Lets out a scream. 25/3
49.3 to MJ Santner, pulled and he's holed out to deep midwicket. What have you done, Santner? Right at the stroke of tea. No control of this pull, looks like he got overexcited looking at one that was dropped so short. Runs were coming in a trickle, so the moment he saw this, his first instinct was to take him on with the pull. This one kept a touch low as well, so he didn't get it off the middle. A pie has got Sri Lanka a wicket and This Test turns again as they walk off for tea.. 124/6
69.5 to TG Southee, what have you done, Southee? This is superb from Embul, drew him forward with the flight and dip, Southee couldn't resist as he steps out to drive, beaten comprehensively by sharp turn and Dickwella whips the bails off in a jiffy.. 178/7
Lahiru Kumara1003123.10402000
90.3 to BJ Watling, Kumara returns and provides SL with the breakthrough! No hundred for Watling. Nevertheless, this has been a top, top innings. Kumara cranks it up to 141ks, back of a length, angling in towards off, then straightening away ever so slightly. Watling feels for it from the crease and nicks it off to the other wicketkeeper-batsman Dickwella. 224/8
98.2 to TA Boult, taken at third man! Boult's had enough, was getting a little boring out there. So he backs into the leg side, makes room against a well thought-out short ball in the corridor, and ramps it straight to Dhananjaya de Silva. 260/9
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (Target: 268 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)c †Watling b Southee1222433106150.20
Lahiru Thirimanne lbw b Somerville641632374039.26
Kusal Mendis c Raval b Patel106911166.66
Angelo Mathews not out 28731152038.35
Kusal Perera c Santner b Boult23193450121.05
Dhananjaya de Silva not out 14131830107.69
Extras(b 6, lb 1)7
TOTAL86.1 Ov (RR: 3.11, 362 Mts)268/4
Fall of wickets: 1-161 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 60.2 ov), 2-174 (Kusal Mendis, 61.5 ov), 3-218 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 76.1 ov), 4-250 (Kusal Perera, 82.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Trent Boult9.113413.70362000
82.2 to MDKJ Perera, muscled, but taken at mid on! Length ball, angling into his body, and he's cramped for space while trying to loft it over midwicket. Mistimed, and Santner runs to his left to complete the catch. 250/4
Tim Southee1223312.75576000
76.1 to FDM Karunaratne, Dimuth nicks off! Nevertheless, this has been a fine innings from the SL captain. Fullish and swerving away outside off from over the wicket, possibly a hint of reverse-swing. Dimuth plays a long way away from the body. Lazy drive, this, and he can only edge it behind to Watling. SL 50 away from victory. 218/3
William Somerville3167312.351467100
60.2 to HDRL Thirimanne, huuuuuge appeal for lbw but not given. Full, on middle, and he goes for an expansive sweep. Misses the shot, and New Zealand review. There's no bat involved, so what will ball-tracking show? It shows ball hitting leg stump, so the umpire needs to change his decision. First wicket. 161/1
Ajaz Patel1807414.11604100
61.5 to BKG Mendis, full, outside off, and he tries to sweep. Wedges the shot, and that's gone straight to midwicket. Too full a delivery, and Mendis failed to get under that ball. Two wickets in two overs!. 174/2
Mitchell Santner1323802.92522000
Kane Williamson30903.00100000
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MATCH DETAILS
Galle International Stadium
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Series
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Dimuth Karunaratne
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2354
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days14,15,16,17,18 August 2019 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
England
Michael Gough
England
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
PointsSri Lanka 60, New Zealand 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 14 Aug - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 203/5 (Ross Taylor 86*, Mitchell Santner 8*, 68 ov)
Thu, 15 Aug - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 227/7 (Niroshan Dickwella 39*, Suranga Lakmal 28*, 80 ov)
Fri, 16 Aug - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 195/7 (BJ Watling 63*, William Somerville 5*, 76 ov)
Sat, 17 Aug - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 133/0 (Dimuth Karunaratne 71*, Lahiru Thirimanne 57*, 50 ov)
Sun, 18 Aug - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 268/4 (86.1 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 57.5 overs (347 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 347 balls (FDM Karunaratne 89, HDRL Thirimanne 61, Ex 5)
  • Over 60.2: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - HDRL Thirimanne (Upheld)
  • FDM Karunaratne: 100 off 216 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 193/2 in 67.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 107, AD Mathews 7)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 68.4 overs (412 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 77.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batsman - MDKJ Perera (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Over 79.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - MA Gough, Batsman - MDKJ Perera (Struck down)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 81.2 overs (488 balls), Extras 7
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INDIA1712415201.577
NZ117404201.281
AUS148423321.392
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PAK124532860.822
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