New Zealand has defeated Sri Lanka on day five of the second Test in Christchurch on Sunday (Dec 30) by 423-runs. The overwhelming victory gave New Zealand the series 1-0 after the first Test in Wellington was drawn. This is the first time in their 88-year Test history that New Zealand have won four successive series, following wins over the West Indies, England and Pakistan this year.
Trent Boult and Neil Wagner mopped up the innings to have Sri Lanka 236 for nine with the injured Angelo Mathews not returning to finish his innings. Sri Lanka resumed Sunday on 231 for six and were in immediate trouble. Suranga Lakmal was bowled by Trent Boult on the third ball of the morning without adding to his overnight 18.
Sri Lanka held a slight edge on day one of the second Test when they rolled New Zealand for 178 after winning the toss and bowling first on the green-topped wicket.
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17 August, 2019