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
2:20pm: That is that from the first Test. New Zealand have opened their home summer with an impressive performance. Sri Lanka battled hard and will look to step up further to pull level in the second Test in Hamilton, starting December 18. Do come back then. George's report will tell you the Dunedin story. Look out for videos and analysis from Fernando. Cheers and ta, ta for now.
McCullum: It was a professional display but it was pretty hard to get 20 wickets. The guys bowled well and we batted well too. Overall, a professional performance. Sometimes, you have to risk losing to win. We desperately needed some time to beat Sri Lanka. The way the bowlers went about it was outstanding. The way Guptill and Latham started, it was tricky and the batsmen hit the ball down the ground and we got to a four-an-over start on the first morning. Wagner with the pace and bounce even on day five was a testament to how good the surface was. Overall, the pitch definitely suited us. When you know you have guys like Wagner who can bowl hostile spells, you are always in the game. We will have to make sure we put up another thorough performance in Hamilton.
Mathews: I though we fought hard. They got off to a flier and we had too many loose balls. I thought we were too cautious in the first innings. We will have to be more positive. There was a lot of grass on the wicket but we did not land in the right areas. We did not bowl pretty well. We did well in the second innings but it was too late. We did not show much intent in the first innings. Not really, It was a tough wicket to get 20 wickets and they needed time to get us out [on Baz's declaration]. We showed guts and it was exciting to see the batters bat too. We don't have Sanga's and Mahela's in the team, we are inexperienced, but it's all about the mindset.
Guptill, Man of the Match: This is my second Man-of-the-match award, I can celebrate with the guys. I did not feel too much pressure and played a few shots. Tommy and I have been batting well lately. It has been good and hopefully we carry on next week. There was a bit of one-day cricket in the game. If you get yourself in and adjust to the pace and bounce of the wicket, you can take it from there.
2pm: New Zealand extended their unbeaten home streak to 12; they have not lost a Test at home since March 2012. Wagner was the man this morning, hustling Sri Lanka with lifter after lifter with the old ball. He burst the gates open with Mathews' wicket before Boult and Southee took over with the second new ball. Santner and Bracewell then performed the final rites on Sri Lanka.
The visitors' raw, inexperienced batsmen countered, ducked, and fended the short-ball barrage but the fight wasn't enough.
Rich: "And this is why NZ should have taken Wagner to Oz."
Bharath Seervi, our statsman: "NZ are unbeaten since 2012, in 12 consecutive Tests at home. "
Lakmal reaches his highest Test score with a four. Crumbs of consolation for the visitors
full and outside off, hit to mid-off as Lakmal sets off. Pradeep makes a sprawling dive and beats the throw
Santner gives this more air, pushed back
popped to short leg, Latham moved to his left but the ball did not stick
length on middle, worked to backward square leg
dropped short and outside off, Lakmal skips back and cracks it behind point
pushed through outside off, chopped towards point
pitched up and on off, prodded in front of mid-on
full and outside off, Pradeep fishes and threads the slip cordon for four
left alone outside off
full and on middle, pushed back to the bowler
full and outside off, poke and a miss
Richard: "That stop by Santner was unbelievable. Has to be the run saving 'catch' of the century... "
Santner nearly pulls off a blinder. He catches it, then swats it back into the field of play even as he falling over the rope in a side-on position. Whoa, what an effort! He saves five runs for his side. Dug in short on middle, rocked back and pulled but Santner is in the way
Round the stumps.
Bharath Seervi, our statsman: "This is the 31st Test played together by Boult and Southee and they have taken 249 wkts between them. 1 to go for 250. "
92ks, Santner fires it on off, kept out
poked to second slip off a soft outside edge
full on middle, heaved to midwicket
full toss on off, pushed to mid-on
darted outside off, ignored
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
Santner comes on. He will be supported by a slip and short leg. Mid-on and mid-off up.