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2nd Test, Christchurch, December 26 - 30, 2018, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand
178 & 585/4d
(T:660) 104 & 236

New Zealand won by 423 runs

Player Of The Match
68, 3/35 & 2/61
New Zealand 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c Chandimal b Lakmal624420025.00
c Mendis b Lakmal1030511033.33
c †Dickwella b Lakmal218310011.11
run out (Kumara)2746764058.69
b Lakmal110220010.00
c Perera b Kumara46901454051.11
c Chameera b Kumara1580020.00
c Gunathilaka b Perera68659463104.61
c Mendis b Lakmal076000.00
c Lakmal b Kumara2590040.00
not out 11500100.00
Extras(b 6, lb 7, nb 1)14
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 3.56, 247 Mins)178
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Jeet Raval, 8.3 ov), 2-17 (Tom Latham, 10.1 ov), 3-22 (Kane Williamson, 14.2 ov), 4-36 (Henry Nicholls, 18.5 ov), 5-57 (Ross Taylor, 25.3 ov), 6-64 (Colin de Grandhomme, 27.1 ov), 7-172 (Tim Southee, 47.2 ov), 8-175 (Neil Wagner, 48.4 ov), 9-177 (BJ Watling, 49.2 ov), 10-178 (Ajaz Patel, 49.6 ov)
8.3 to JA Raval, a leading edge and taken easily at mid-off. Raval was struggling with his time and was closing the face of the bat early, makes the same mistake once again to this length delivery on middle and leg, from around the stumps. Was aiming to flick it through midwicket, but ends up offering a dolly, Chandimal takes couple of steps forward and accepts the gift. 16/1
10.1 to TWM Latham, did it carry? Looks like it did. Lakmal strikes again. Was fuller around fourth stump, from around the wickets. It was angling towards the batsman, so Latham had to play. But he looks to drive with hard hands, gets an outside edge and Mendis takes a good low catch at second slip, tumbling to his left. 17/2
14.2 to KS Williamson, he's nicked behind and Lakmal has three! This is a massive wicket. This is short of length, angled in from wide of the crease. This one nibbles away off the deck to square Williamson up as it takes the thin edge that has been gleefully accepted by Dickwella. Terrific bowling.. 22/3
18.5 to HM Nicholls, that's four out of four for Lakmal, an absolute beauty this one. Length outside off, and coming back in after landing, Nicholls was looking to drive on the up, the ball cuts him in half to dislodge the bails, top of off and middle. This is one dream of a spell by Lakmal. 36/4
48.4 to N Wagner, and that's five-wicket haul for Lakmal, was a length ball outside off, Wagner throws his bat at it, gets a healthy outside edge and another good catch by Mendis at second slip, the ball was travelling fast, near head height. 175/8
27.1 to C de Grandhomme, what have you done, de Grandhomme? I'm sure he doesn't want to watch the replays of that shocker for a long time to come. This is an excellent short ball from Kumara, gets it to skid off the deck, de Grandhomme looks to fetch it from outside off but it's the pace that does him in. Didn't have room either so is cramped, still goes through with the shot and ends up top-edging this and midwicket takes an absolute dolly.. 64/6
49.2 to BJ Watling, caught at gully. It's the extra pace that Kumara offers that has done the trick. Watling looks to steer this wide of gully, gets a thick edge and Dilruwan takes this, albeit a little uncomfortably as the ball thuds into his chest.. 177/9
49.6 to AY Patel, top-edges a pull that was angling away from him, was swirling high in the air but Lakmal held his composure at fine leg to take this easily. Sri Lanka have come back well from the blistering Southee-Watling stand to skittle New Zealand for 178.. 178/10
47.2 to TG Southee, a brilliant catch to end Southee's breezy knock, down the track and drags it towards short midwicket where Gunathilaka jumps and takes with his fully-stretched right hand, over his head. 172/7
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c Raval b Southee831410025.80
c Williamson b Southee79201077.77
c †Watling b Southee69101066.66
c †Watling b de Grandhomme1532461046.87
not out 33881453037.50
c Southee b Boult2163813033.33
c Southee b Boult43810133.33
lbw b Boult044000.00
lbw b Boult011000.00
lbw b Boult026000.00
lbw b Boult046000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 5)10
TOTAL41 Ov (RR: 2.53, 186 Mins)104
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 5.2 ov), 2-20 (Dinesh Chandimal, 7.2 ov), 3-21 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 9.4 ov), 4-51 (Kusal Mendis, 17.1 ov), 5-94 (Roshen Silva, 36.4 ov), 6-100 (Niroshan Dickwella, 38.1 ov), 7-100 (Dilruwan Perera, 38.5 ov), 8-100 (Suranga Lakmal, 38.6 ov), 9-104 (Dushmantha Chameera, 40.2 ov), 10-104 (Lahiru Kumara, 40.6 ov)
36.4 to ARS Silva, the suckerball has arrived and Roshen bites the bait. Throws his hands at a full delivery away from the body, gets a thick edge and third slip takes an absolute dolly. Short-short-full and boom! Southee went with the reverse cup but this one dipped on him, it was too late to take it the conventional style, and in trying to do that he was thrown a little off balance, but did well to hold on as he dropped his knees.. 94/5
38.1 to N Dickwella, catch of the tour, and it's Southee again! Sensational stuff. Dickwella sucked into the drive by a full delivery that tails away late, he's squared up, feet rooted to the crease as he goes for a loose drive, gets a thick edge that flies fast, so fast that Southee has just about enough time to throw his right hands out on a full stretch dive in front of second slip and this sticks. Wow, magnificent. How quickly the Test has turned. Suddenly, this score by New Zealand seems much bigger than it looked last night.. 100/6
38.5 to MDK Perera, they're committing hara-kiri here, complete misjudgment in length and angle. Dilruwan shoulders arms to a full delivery on middle, this one didn't angle away, but just held its line to thud into the pad. Given out on the field and Dilruwan reviews. Can only be saved if this was going over, but ball tracking shows three reds . 100/7
38.6 to RAS Lakmal, no, he can't. This is full, fast, furious and swinging in late to beat Lakmal's forward push by hitting him right on the toe. As an umpire, you can't ask for an easier decision to make.. 100/8
40.2 to PVD Chameera, and he gets him now, that's a five-wicket haul for Boult, length ball, gets it shape back this time to rap the batsman on the front pad, up goes the finger and Sri Lanka are suddenly nine down. 104/9
40.6 to CBRLS Kumara, make that six! Full and straight on the stumps, and Kumara didn't offer a shot, dead out. However, he has gone for the review but the New Zealand fielders are actually walking off. Pitched around middle and leg and straightened a bit as the batsman moved across, was hitting middle and leg. That's six wickets for four runs in 15 balls for Boult. 104/10
5.2 to FDM Karunaratne, New Zealand have the breakthrough! A touch fuller this time, Karunaratne looks to drive and gets an outside edge and Williamson makes no mistake at gully. 10/1
7.2 to LD Chandimal, length outside off, pushes at it and gets a feather, Watling does the rest, Southee gets his second, Chandimal departs and Sri Lanka are 20 for 2. 20/2
9.4 to MD Gunathilaka, bouncer, there are two fielder in the deep waiting, Gunathilaka goes for the pull and gets a top-edge towards deep square leg, Raval backtracks a bit before taking a neat catch with fingers pointed upwards. 21/3
17.1 to BKG Mendis, he's paid the price for a loose drive! Plugging away in the mid-120s, goes for an extravagant drive but doesn't get to the pitch, also plays down the wrong line to get an inside edge through to the keeper.. 51/4
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
c Mendis b Perera741621998045.67
c †Dickwella b Chameera17637057417147.56
c Mendis b Kumara4875925064.00
lbw b Kumara4044646090.90
not out 16222528416072.00
not out 71456662157.77
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 3, w 3)14
TOTAL153 Ov (RR: 3.82, 640 Mins)585/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-121 (Jeet Raval, 47.6 ov), 2-189 (Kane Williamson, 70.1 ov), 3-247 (Ross Taylor, 83.1 ov), 4-461 (Tom Latham, 138.3 ov)
70.1 to KS Williamson, and strikes straightaway, was short and there was some width as well but Williamson moved too close to the ball before attempting the cut, went hard at it and it was travelling but Mendis at wide first slip takes a brilliant catch, reverse cups near head height. 189/2
83.1 to LRPL Taylor, oh, dear. Taylor has missed a straight delivery and has been given out lbw. He's reviewed immediately, but looks stone dead. Reward for Kumara as he gets this length ball to angle in from wide of the crease, towards middle. Taylor may have been better off playing straight but ends up playing all around the delivery and is beaten on the inside edge. Hit just below the knee roll, and the ball tracking comes back as an on-field call, with the ball hitting the outside of leg stump. Taylor has to go, umpire's decision upheld. . 247/3
138.3 to TWM Latham, what? Was that even possible? Against the run of play. Length ball, angling down the leg side, Latham looks to help it on its way, a feather there and Dickwella pouches it. 461/4
47.6 to JA Raval, Perera strike, Raval fails to reach his century once again. Length on middle and leg, Raval was looking to work it on the leg side, gets an inside edge on to the pads that lobs towards short leg, Mendis accepts it gleefully, tumbling to his right. 121/1
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 660 runs)
c †Watling b Southee4780057.14
c †Watling b Boult023000.00
c Nicholls b Wagner562283245024.56
c sub (MJ Henry) b Wagner6714722510045.57
retired hurt 2254672040.74
c †Watling b Wagner18731121024.65
b Southee1931362061.29
c Williamson b Wagner2262963035.48
b Boult1825423072.00
lbw b Boult38120037.50
not out 017000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, w 1)7
TOTAL106.2 Ov (RR: 2.21, 468 Mins)236
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 0.6 ov), 2-9 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 1.5 ov), 3-126 (Kusal Mendis, 54.5 ov), 3-155* (Angelo Mathews, retired hurt), 4-158 (Dinesh Chandimal, 76.2 ov), 5-181 (Niroshan Dickwella, 85.1 ov), 6-208 (Roshen Silva, 95.4 ov), 7-233 (Suranga Lakmal, 104.3 ov), 8-233 (Dilruwan Perera, 105.2 ov), 9-236 (Dushmantha Chameera, 106.2 ov)
0.6 to FDM Karunaratne, has he tickled this down leg? Oh, yes, he has. What have you done, Karunaratne? This was there for him to flick fine, but not so fine that he tickles it to the keeper. This was angling down, searching for swing when there was none but Boult won't complain.. 1/1
104.3 to RAS Lakmal, a perfect start for New Zealand, a touch fuller to caught Lakmal on the back foot, comes back in just to beat the bat as he looks to chop it down, clatters into the off stump. New Zealand three away now. 233/7
106.2 to PVD Chameera, 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. 236/9
1.5 to MD Gunathilaka, million dollar strokes in chase of a mountain when the need of the hour is stodgy defence. Wafting at this away-going delivery, loose drive, this one leaves him a hint to take the outside edge through to BJ Watling. Don't look into the coach's eyes, Gunathilaka.. 9/2
85.1 to N Dickwella, chopped on! Tim Southee strikes. Was short and wide and Dickwella threw his hands at it, gets an inside edge which ricochets on to the stumps. 181/5
54.5 to BKG Mendis, a brilliant catch by Matt Henry at extra cover, wider this time but not that full. Mendis throws his bat at it, fails to keep it down and Henry with a full length dive takes it with both hands, low to his left. 126/3
76.2 to LD Chandimal, there's the big wicket. Chandimal's stodgy resistance is over and it has taken an absolute brute. Short ball, at furious pace. Chandimal expected this to angle away but is surprised by how quickly this comes to him, lobs off his glove as he tries to fend looking away and short leg takes an absolute dolly. New Zealand can smell the toffee now. 158/4
95.4 to ARS Silva, nicked behind! Length ball in the corridor, Silva pushes at it and gets an outside edge, Watling does the rest. Sri Lanka are six down and staring down a big defeat. 208/6
105.2 to MDK Perera, a short one and that will do, Perera goes for the pull but doesn't middle it, Williamson runs backward from square leg and takes it over his shoulder, gracefully done like all things Williamson. 233/8
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Wed, 26 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 88/4 (Angelo Mathews 27*, Roshen Silva 15*, 32 ov)
Thu, 27 Dec - day 2 - New Zealand 2nd innings 231/2 (Tom Latham 74*, Ross Taylor 25*, 79 ov)
Fri, 28 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 24/2 (Dinesh Chandimal 14*, Kusal Mendis 6*, 14 ov)
Sat, 29 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 231/6 (Dilruwan Perera 22*, Suranga Lakmal 16*, 104 ov)
Sun, 30 Dec - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 236 (106.2 ov) - end of match
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  • Over 106.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - PVD Chameera (Struck down)
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultNew Zealand won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2336
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days26,27,28,29,30 December 2018 - day (5-day match)
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