New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 1 Highlights. New Zealand Skipper won the toss and opt to field first in the first Test vs Sri Lanka.
New Zealand Squad: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nichols, BJ Watling, Colin De Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult.
Sri Lanka Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjya de silva, K Mendis, Denish Chandimal, Angelo Methews, N Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Kusan Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara.
As New Zealand has decided to follow the score of Sri Lanka so Karunarathne and Dunathilaka open for Sri Lanka. Tim Southee strikes early in the inning and got the wicket of Gunathilaka by LBW him in his first over and overall 2nd over of the match. Tim Southee strike again in his 2nd over and this time D de Silva with the help of wicketkeeper BJ Watling.
Third wicket down for Sri Lanka and third consecutive wicket for Time Southee. And Kusal Mendis was caught on short mid-wicket while trying to hit it over the fielder. Karunaratne was looking a bit responsible Colin de Granhomme almost strikes and 4th batsmen of Sri Lanka have to leave the pitch on 56 runs but no ball give another life to Sri Lankan batsmen. On lunch, Sri Lanka were 73/3.
After getting another life Karunaratne reply with an another fifty in test cricket. After a good Partnership of over 100 runs New Zealand got success to break that Partnership. Sri Lanka 142 loose 4th on 142.Karunaratne Scores 79 of 144. Tim Southee Strikes 4th time in the inning and this time target was Denish Chandimal he scores 6 runs.
Another brilliant delivery from a brilliant bowler a complete another 5 wicket whole for Tim Southee. He caught behind Angelo Mathews on 83. Sri Lanka losing wicket by the little break and only Dickwella from the lower middle order scores 73 of 91 balls. They scored 275 in the first inning.
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