that's it, another four as Taylor smashes the fullish delivery straight down the ground past mid off for four to seal the eight-wicket win
Time for the presentation:
Angelo Mathews: Our batting didn't step up in the first innings which kept us out of the game. Dimuth showed a lot of character with his first hundred against a quality attack. We will get better and better with time but you can't do much when someone nearly gets a double hundred in a session.
NZ captain Brendon McCullum is also the Man of the Match: Really good all-round performance after losing the toss. We developed some nice partnerships in top and middle order and our seamers make a potent attack. Two of our three seamers bowled really well and they kept running in to get the job done. Really good way to end 2014. The pitch still had a bit in it and our bowlers wanted to bowl when we enforced the follow-on, there were no doubts about that. But credit goes to Sri Lanka for fighting back in the second innings. Every game I'm playing is a bit of a bonus for me. I am happy where I am right now. In the past few months I have tried to improve my weaknesses and it's been good so far. The attitude that every game could be your last helps and I'm pretty lucky to have the batting quality around me, everyone has been standing up. Our focus is how were are progressing as a group.
That's all we have from the first Test, wish you all a great and prosperous 2015 and do join us for the second Test in Wellington starting 3rd January. Enjoy the other two Boxing Day Tests until then, buh-bye!
4.30pm A comprehensive win for New Zealand to end the year and quite a few players chipped in performnces - McCullum's 195 (of course), 80-ball 85 from Neesham and they took a massive lead of 303 runs because of their swing bowlers Boult and Southee. Karunaratne's maiden Test hundred led SL's fightback on the third day but the trail was too much to get on top of, and Boult and Southee did it again in the second innings. NZ end the year with five wins overall, their best so far, and they were unbeaten at home in 2014. SL, meanwhile, end the year with a lost but their win loss ratio was 5:3, so still in their favour.
bouncer just outside off, he pulls and misses
short and wide and that's been slapped fiercely square of the wicket for four! Crunching sound off the bat
strays down the leg side, Taylor glances and it deflects fine down leg where the keeper does well to save a few runs
Just six more runs required
JohnBabcock: "Watching the Aussie India test in parallel. Sri Lankan bowlers are a step up from India's - there is no comparison. "
goes back for the wide delivery outside off and slices it behind square on the off side for two
outside off this time, pushed off the back foot towards cover point
wants to drive the fullish delivery through the covers, gets an inside edge on the leg side for one
wide outside off, KW comes down to defend and takes it on the pad
strays down leg with a full delivery, helped past short leg for one
flighted on middle, driven with the turn to short midwicket
nice and straight on the off stump, KW defends it back
stays in the crease for the back of length delivery outside off and taps it to gully
JohnBabcock: "Williamson is a very good player of spin. Taylor looks a bit more fragile, but you can't get too critical given his 45 test average!"
short ball towards the batsman, he stays back to defend it back
angled in sharply towards the batsman, he's hit near the box in an attempt to work it on leg
good length delivery on the stumps and defended carefully
good length delivery outside the off stump, driven in front of point
drifting in towards off, driven down to long on for one
sharp turn from well outside off, KW stayed back to wait for it and then defended it
low full toss outside off, driven down to mid off
comes down the pitch to take it on the full and drives it to short cover