1st Test, Dunedin, December 10 - 14, 2015, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand
431 & 267/3d
(T:405) 294 & 282

New Zealand won by 122 runs

Player Of The Match
156 & 46
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 Mathews15623437021066.66
c & b Lakmal2246713047.82
c Karunaratne b Pradeep8812317112071.54
lbw b Pradeep812142066.66
c Vithanage b Siriwardana755757131131.57
c †Chandimal b Chameera12121920100.00
c Vithanage b Chameera5881062.50
lbw b Pradeep4759768079.66
c Siriwardana b Lakmal22900100.00
c Jayasundera b Pradeep722330131.81
not out 037000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 1, w 1)9
TOTAL96.1 Ov (RR: 4.48, 421 Mins)431
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Tom Latham, 15.6 ov), 2-229 (Kane Williamson, 54.5 ov), 3-245 (Ross Taylor, 58.6 ov), 4-334 (Brendon McCullum, 73.3 ov), 5-359 (Mitchell Santner, 78.1 ov), 6-365 (BJ Watling, 80.1 ov), 7-394 (Martin Guptill, 84.6 ov), 8-399 (Tim Southee, 87.2 ov), 9-426 (Neil Wagner, 94.6 ov), 10-431 (Doug Bracewell, 96.1 ov)
15.6 to TWM Latham, and Lakmal strikes! full ball seaming slightly away from about off stump, Latham aims a drive through mid on, but the slight movement has done him in. He ends up driving it back to Lakmal, who makes a grab at the ball at thigh height, then secures it at second attempt. 56/1
87.2 to TG Southee, Lakmal finds the outside edge, caught at second slip. Fullish and outside off as Southee pushes without any feet movement and nicks it to Siriwardana at second slip. 399/8
54.5 to KS Williamson, KW snaffled at slip at the stroke of tea. The short ball works though the line was wider. Lifts outside off as KW chases it with a cut, he slashes it to lone slip off a thickish edge. Karunaratne takes a sharp leaping catch. 229/2
58.6 to LRPL Taylor, Pradeep gets Taylor lbw. Nice and full, angled in, Taylor shuffles a long way across the off stump and falls over the flick. Rapped on the pad. Was that going down leg? The tracker shows that it would have clipped leg, pointing to umpire's call. 245/3
94.6 to N Wagner, Pradeep strikes with the short ball. Well-directed one on a middle and leg line, Wagner attempts a pull again. He top-edges it into the lap of long leg. 426/9
96.1 to DAJ Bracewell, No fifty for Bracewell. He has been given out for lbw, NZ have been bowled out for 431. Full and angled in, Bracewell falls over the flick and is rapped on the pad in front of middle and leg. Was it heading down leg? Bracewell wants to review, what do we have here? The umpire suggests that there is a technology issue. DRS is down. Bracewell has to go.. 431/10
84.6 to MJ Guptill, real teaser, full and seaming away. Guptill has a waft, he had to play at it. He feathers it behind to Chandimal and walks off to warm applause. End of a tremendous effort. On the other side, Sri Lanka have redeemed themselves this session. 394/7
78.1 to MJ Santner, Santner has nicked off. This was full and slanting away outside off with the angle at 143ks, leaving Santer prodding. He gets an outside edge that is taken by Chandimal. Chameera has something to show for. 359/5
80.1 to BJ Watling, immediate impact with the new ball as Chameera has another. Watling throws his head back in despair. Shortish and not that wide away from the off stump, Wating cuts uppishly as Vithanage completes a sprawling catch at gully. 365/6
73.3 to BB McCullum, Milinda Siriwardana breaks the stand. Baz's blitz is over. Full at the leg stump, Baz goes low for a slog sweep. He only top-edges it into the hands of deep square leg. 334/4
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c †Watling b Santner841982537042.42
c †Watling b Boult819371042.10
c †Watling b Wagner16180016.66
c Guptill b Southee832092839039.71
c †Watling b Southee210170020.00
c †Watling b Southee2256802039.28
c Taylor b Wagner3560975158.33
c Boult b Wagner15741191020.27
c Taylor b Boult1443573032.55
not out 1827323066.66
c †Watling b Santner3590060.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 4)9
TOTAL117.1 Ov (RR: 2.50, 505 Mins)294
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Kusal Mendis, 8.6 ov), 2-29 (Udara Jayasundera, 12.5 ov), 3-151 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 61.4 ov), 4-156 (Angelo Mathews, 64.6 ov), 5-198 (Dinesh Chandimal, 81.2 ov), 6-209 (Kithuruwan Vithanage, 83.3 ov), 7-252 (Milinda Siriwardana, 101.5 ov), 8-273 (Rangana Herath, 109.3 ov), 9-287 (Dushmantha Chameera, 114.3 ov), 10-294 (Nuwan Pradeep, 117.1 ov)
8.6 to BKG Mendis, Kusal Mendis edges behind... 100th Test dismissal for BJ Watling. Full and slants away just a shade outside off, leaving Mendis poking. He feathers a thin nick to the keeper. 19/1
114.3 to PVD Chameera, Boult comes back and removes Chameera. Short of a length and angling away outside off, he plays away from the body. Flashes a cut and edges it thickly to first slip where Taylor takes it around waist height. This is a much simpler catch. 287/9
64.6 to AD Mathews, Southee goes round the wicket. Mathews strangled down the leg side? Not given by umpire Llong. New Zealand review it, though. This was speared full and down the leg side, Mathews seeks to flick. Hot spot picks a tiny mark on the bat and that's good enough for the on-field call to be reversed. Fourth take for Watling this innings and Southee gets his birthday gift. 156/4
81.2 to LD Chandimal, Southee strikes with the second ball of the day. No ton for Chandimal. The new-ish ball was always going to be a threat. Angled in full and cuts away off the seam, leaving Chandimal squared up. He pushes with firm hands and edges it behind as Martin Guptill, who is stationed at second slip, dives to his left and pouches it in front of first slip. 198/5
83.3 to KDK Vithanage, Vithange is gone. Southee corrects his line now. Pitched up and outside off, Vithanage reaches out for a drive and nicks it behind to Watling. Loose, loose shot. Vithanage would have been better off had he left that alone. 209/6
12.5 to MDUS Jayasundera, another short-wide ball, Wagner takes down Jayasundera in his first over. He throws his hands at a cut, slashing it behind, off the toe end of the bat. Watling dives across to his left and snaps up a sharp, low catch in front of first slip. 29/2
101.5 to TAM Siriwardana, Wagner has his man now. Banged in short and slanting away outside off, Siriwardana has a waft at it, grazes the outside edge and carries through to first slip, where Taylor stretches his right hand and takes it around chest height. 252/7
109.3 to HMRKB Herath, Herath falls to the short-ball trap, finally. Bouncer, homing onto the ribs, Herath hooks but he is not in control of it. The top edge balloons towards long leg. Boult runs in, plunges forward and catches it. 273/8
61.4 to FDM Karunaratne, Santner breaks past Sri Lanka's resistance. This one slides on outside off. Karunaratne skips back to cut a ball which isn't short enough. He can only feather it behind to Watling. A loose shot ends an otherwise patient effort. 151/3
117.1 to N Pradeep, Santner wraps up Sri Lanka's innings. Each of their batsmen have been out caught, nine of them close behind the wicket. Flighted and Santner finds enough turn outside off. Pradeep has a leaden-footed prod at it and gives a faint edge to Watling who claims his sixth dismissal. 294/10
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
not out 1091803048060.55
b Herath46821185156.09
b Chameera711151457061.73
b Herath1516293093.75
not out 176902283.33
Extras(b 4, nb 5)9
TOTAL65.4 Ov (RR: 4.06, 304 Mins)267/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-79 (Martin Guptill, 26.2 ov), 2-220 (Kane Williamson, 58.4 ov), 3-247 (Ross Taylor, 63.5 ov)
58.4 to KS Williamson, Chameera shoots through the gate and nails the off stump. Inducker at 141ks, KW targets the leg side but does not connect. The ball actually brushes the back thigh before hitting the off stump. 220/2
26.2 to MJ Guptill, Herath breaks through, that's a grubber. Guptill has a wry smile as he exits. Full from Herath, its skids off the surface and rolls through at ankle height to rattle the base of middle. Guptill plays back but that was unplayable stuff. 79/1
63.5 to LRPL Taylor, Herath strikes, beats the inside edge and hits the leg stump. Taylor advances down the track and does not connect with the agricultural swipe. He was nowhere close to the pitch of the ball. 247/3
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 405 runs)
c †Watling b Southee29721101040.27
c †Watling b Southee461502095030.66
c †Watling b Wagner315250020.00
lbw b Santner5813217411043.93
b Wagner2561883040.98
lbw b Southee38385361100.00
c McCullum b Boult2939694174.35
c Guptill b Boult615191040.00
b Santner14132730107.69
c & b Bracewell2327294085.18
not out 410111040.00
Extras(b 2, lb 4, w 1)7
TOTAL95.2 Ov (RR: 2.95, 412 Mins)282
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 26.2 ov), 2-64 (Udara Jayasundera, 32.3 ov), 3-109 (Kusal Mendis, 50.1 ov), 4-165 (Angelo Mathews, 70.3 ov), 5-165 (Dinesh Chandimal, 73.1 ov), 6-213 (Kithuruwan Vithanage, 81.2 ov), 7-236 (Rangana Herath, 86.2 ov), 8-249 (Milinda Siriwardana, 88.1 ov), 9-268 (Dushmantha Chameera, 92.1 ov), 10-282 (Suranga Lakmal, 95.2 ov)
86.2 to HMRKB Herath, Boult gets Herath in his second over after lunch. Herath who had showed admirable restraint in the first dig chases this full awayswinger outside off and edges it to second slip, where Guptill moves to his right and takes it with both hands. Nice, low catch. 236/7
88.1 to TAM Siriwardana, Boult produces a twin-strike. Good length and outside off, Siriwardana drives on the up and picks out Baz at short cover. He takes it casually and tumbles onto the ground. First catch in front of the wicket, Watling will not have the all-time record this Test. New Zealand, though, are closing in. 249/8
26.2 to FDM Karunaratne, Watling makes no mistake here, takes it at head height for his seventh dismissal of the match This was banged in short and outside off, Karunaratne can't resist... He wants to upper cut and lift it over the cordon. He only slashes it behind off a thickish edge. Karunaratne tosses it away.... 54/1
50.1 to BKG Mendis, fullish and moves away slightly, catches the outside edge and Watling does the rest. Mendis' vigil is over. Watling dives across to his right and snaps it up even as it was dying on him. Record-equalling grab. Most dismissals by a New Zealand keeper in a Test. He had achieved the feat against India in 2014 as well and now needs three more to beat the world record.. 109/3
81.2 to KDK Vithanage, Southee strikes with his second ball of the new ball. Umpire Kettleborough's finger goes up. Vithanage reviews. No bat involved. Back of a length and straightens a touch, raps the front pad in front of middle. The tracker shows that it would have grazed the top of middle. Vithanage's brief counterattack is over. SL's last recognised batsman is gone. 213/6
95.2 to RAS Lakmal, Bracewell wraps up a 122-run victory for New Zealand! He finally has some reward to show for some probing bowling. Overpitched ball, on about middle and off, driven directly at bowler, who takes it easily around thigh height. 282/10
73.1 to LD Chandimal, Chandimal has offered no stroke and is given out lbw by umpire Kettleborough. He reviews. It is a legal ball. Slides in off the arm, Chandimal gets his front pad forward but does not play at it. Trapped in front of middle and off. The tracker shows that it would have hit off. Some credit to Wagner as well for building pressure with those rising balls. Santner now makes the incision. 165/5
92.1 to PVD Chameera, bowled'em. Slides in with the arm, Chameera hunts for a wild slog sweep. He can't lay bat on it. Santner strikes middle. It gets tilted back. 268/9
32.3 to MDUS Jayasundera, Jayasundera has been snaffled down the leg side. The short ball at the ribs from round the stumps does the trick. Banged down, Jayasundera chases before belatedly pulling his bat away. Gloved behind as Watling has another one. Two single-figure scores on debut. 64/2
70.3 to AD Mathews, Wagner follows two short balls with a full one and knocks out the middle stump. Cracking set up. He wheels away and takes high-fives from his team-mates. Key strike. Mathews was camping back, expecting a lifting ball, but is undone. Speared full on middle from over the wicket, Mathews shuffles across off and looks to let it through again. The ball cannons onto the stumps off the inside of the front pad. 165/4
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Thu, 10 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 409/8 (Doug Bracewell 32*, Neil Wagner 0*, 90 ov)
Fri, 11 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 197/4 (Dinesh Chandimal 83*, Kithuruwan Vithanage 10*, 81 ov)
Sat, 12 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 171/1 (Tom Latham 72*, Kane Williamson 48*, 48 ov)
Sun, 13 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 109/3 (Dinesh Chandimal 31*, 50.1 ov)
Mon, 14 Dec - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 282 (95.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • LD Chandimal: 50 off 90 balls (11 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 64.5 overs (389 balls), Extras 4
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 110 balls (LD Chandimal 24, AD Mathews 24, Ex 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 111 balls (LD Chandimal 24, AD Mathews 24, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 163/3 in 69.0 overs (LD Chandimal 56, AD Mathews 25)
  • Over 73.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - LD Chandimal (Struck down)
  • Over 75.5: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - KDK Vithanage (Struck down)
  • Over 76.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - TAM Siriwardana (Upheld)
  • Over 78.3: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - KDK Vithanage (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 79.2 overs (476 balls), Extras 7
  • Over 81.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - KDK Vithanage (Struck down)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 224/6 in 84.0 overs (TAM Siriwardana 18, HMRKB Herath 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 88.6 overs (534 balls), Extras 7
University Oval, Dunedin
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultNew Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2192
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days10,11,12,13,14 December 2015 - day (5-day match)
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