Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Scorecard

New Zealand in Sri Lanka, 2 Test Series, 2019

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Match Ended   
267&268/4(86.1)
249&285
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
That's all we have from this Test match. The second one starts on 22nd August at the P Sara Oval in Colombo at 1000 local (0430 GMT). Do join us then. Cheers!
Sri Lankan skipper and the MAN OF THE MATCH, Dimuth Karunaratne states that it's not easy chasing in the fourth innings. Emphasizes on forming a good partnership and this is something he discussed with Lahiru Thirimanne. Tells that once you are set in these conditions you have to make the most of it. Adds that they want to stick to the basics in the next Test match as well. Praises his bowlers for their performance in the first innings. Mentions that once the ball gets softer, it's easier to bat in Galle. Further says that they saw how Taylor and Watling batted on this pitch and their knocks made them believe that it's not too dangerous to bat on.
New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson starts by saying that at the toss, he would have taken a target of 268 in the fourth innings. Adds that they thought the surface will deteriorate from their past experience but it didn't much. Feels the surface slowed down and it was a good one for batting. Mentions that they have learnt a lot from this game. States that they weren't too far behind Sri Lanka but the hosts had the experience of playing in their backyard which came in handy. Admits that they need to bat and bowl better and concentrate on getting partnerships. On the Test ranking, Kane replies that it's secondary and the quality of cricket is what they focus on. Signs off by saying that this wasn't their best performance and congratulates Sri Lanka for playing really well.
With this defeat, New Zealand's chance of winning the series 2-0 and toppling India from the number one Test position has also vanished. For Sri Lanka, they get 60 points for winning this match and have opened their account in the ICC World Test Championship. Stay with us for the presentation...
This Test match could have been over in a flash had BJ Watling not stepped up for the Black Caps in the second innings. He revived things for the visitors with his brave knock and handy partnerships with the lower order batsmen. With the pitch showing signs of deterioration, a target of 268 was considered to be a tricky one but when your openers raise a 161-run partnership, things become smooth more often than not. Kudos to Karunaratne for his stupendous innings and Sri Lanka were also helped by some ordinary performance by New Zealand in the field.
The result doesn't really show how closely this Test match was fought. The momentum kept swinging like a pendulum and it was Sri Lanka who got the early advantage after Akila Dananjaya's fifer. But Ross Taylor's knock made sure that the Kiwis somehow limped to a respectful first innings total. Then it was the turn of the Lankan batsmen to dominate proceedings although it didn't last for long as courtesy of Ajaz Patel's 5-wicket haul, the visitors only conceded a slender 18-run lead.
A convincing victory for Sri Lanka to go 1-0 up in the series! Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne was the chief architect of this win. His individual century coupled with the 161-run stand with Lahiru Thirimanne has powered the Islanders home. New Zealand were decent with their bowling efforts but were let down by some sloppy fielding. Karunaratne will be a delighted man after winning his first home Test as a captain and also he keeps his 100 percent win record intact.
86.1
1
Trent Boult To Angelo Mathews
That is it! Mathews takes Sri Lanka home. Good length ball on middle and off, Angelo shuffles and turns it behind square on the leg side to seal the game. SRI LANKA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
End of over 86 : 267/4
5 runs
  • 085.1
  • 085.2
  • 185.3
  • 485.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
de Silva
14 (13)
A. Mathews
27 (72)
T. Southee
13-2-36-1
85.6
0
Tim Southee To Dhananjaya de Silva
Good length ball outside off, Dhananjaya calmly leaves it alone.
85.5
0
Tim Southee To Dhananjaya de Silva
No hurry as de Silva is not interested in playing this length ball outside off.
85.4
4
Tim Southee To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Just a run away from a historic chase here in Galle. Short ball on off, de Silva gets on his back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
85.3
1
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Straight as an arrow. Full ball on middle, Mathews plays a good looking straight drive but it is too straight as the ball ricochets off the stumps and goes wide of mid on. Single taken.
85.2
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
On off, Mathews defends it off the front foot.
85.1
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Good length ball around off, Mathews stands tall and punches it to cover.
End of over 85 : 262/4
3 runs
  • 084.1
  • 084.2
  • 084.3
  • 184.4
  • 084.5
  • 284.6
de Silva
10 (10)
A. Mathews
26 (69)
T. Boult
12-2-31-1
84.6
2
Trent Boult To Dhananjaya de Silva
Full on off, Dhananjaya drives it straight but the bat turns in his hands and he ends up mistiming it past the stumps at the non-striker's end. The batsmen come back for the second as the fielder from mid off cleans it up. Just 6 needed now.
84.5
0
Trent Boult To Dhananjaya de Silva
On top of middle, Dhananjaya defends it with a straight bat.
84.4
1
Trent Boult To Angelo Mathews
Short from Southee, Mathews eases his pull towards fine leg for one.
84.3
0
Trent Boult To Angelo Mathews
Fuller on off, Angelo pushes it to mid off.
84.2
0
Trent Boult To Angelo Mathews
Back of a length ball on off, Mathews is in no hurry and calmly defends it off his back foot.
84.1
0
Trent Boult To Angelo Mathews
Bouncer! Mathews sees it and ducks under it.
Common sense has prevailed! Well done. The extra 15 minutes are over but they are staying to finish this match as only 9 more runs are needed. Hang on, extra 15 minutes or 4 overs, that's the rule and it's only 3 so far. Hmm...
End of over 84 : 259/4
5 runs
  • 083.1
  • 183.2
  • 083.3
  • 483.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
de Silva
8 (8)
A. Mathews
25 (65)
T. Southee
11-2-28-1
83.6
0
Tim Southee To Dhananjaya de Silva
On a good length ball outside the off stump, Dhananjaya leaves it alone.
83.5
0
Tim Southee To Dhananjaya de Silva
Back of a length delivery around off, de Silva punches this one off the back foot.
83.4
4
Tim Southee To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Lovely shot! Southee bowls this one on the pads, Dhananjaya flicks this towards the square leg fence. The fielder from fine leg comes running and tries to make a diving stop but his leg gets stuck on the ground. The ball goes through and into the fence. 9 more runs needed.
83.3
0
Tim Southee To Dhananjaya de Silva
Full delivery on the off stump line, Dhananjaya pushes it to cover. No run.
83.2
1
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Short ball outside the off stump, Mathews rocks back and cuts it towards point for a single.
83.1
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Good length delivery by Southee first up, Mathews flicks it to square leg.
Tim Southee is back into the attack.
End of over 83 : 254/4
4 runs
  • 082.1
  • W82.2
  • 082.3
  • 082.4
  • 482.5
  • 082.6
de Silva
4 (4)
A. Mathews
24 (63)
T. Boult
8-1-30-1
82.6
0
Trent Boult To Dhananjaya de Silva
On a good length on middle, Dhananjaya defends it towards the leg side.
82.5
4
Trent Boult To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Crashed! It is a length ball way outside off, de Silva goes for it and hammers it between the point and cover fielders for a boundary. Dhananjaya gets off the mark with that shot.
82.4
0
Trent Boult To Dhananjaya de Silva
Good length delivery on middle, Dhananjaya defends it to square leg.
82.3
0
Trent Boult To Dhananjaya de Silva
On a good length on middle, de Silva flicks it to mid-wicket.
Dhananjaya de Silva is the new batsman in.
82.2
W
Trent Boult To Kusal Perera OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! An entertaining cameo comes to an end from Kusal Perera. It is a good length delivery on middle and leg, Perera dances down the track with the intention of going big over the leg side. But it doesn't come properly off his bat and he ends up handing a simple catch to Santner at mid on. Kusal was trying to finish things quickly and perished in that effort. 18 more required.
82.1
0
Trent Boult To Kusal Perera
BEAUTIFUL! Another outswinger from Boult. It is a good length delivery outside the off stump, Perera pokes at it and luckily does not get an edge on it.
End of over 82 : 250/3
4 runs
  • 081.1
  • 481.2
  • 081.3
  • 081.4
  • 081.5
  • 081.6
A. Mathews
24 (63)
K. Perera
23 (17)
W. Somerville
31-6-73-1
81.6
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Comes from 'round the wicket and delivers it around off, Mathews walks down the track and then pads it away.
81.5
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Gets forward and defends it towards short leg.
81.4
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Quicker and on the pads, helped out on the leg side.
81.3
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Sliding down the leg side, Mathews fails to work it away.
81.2
4
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
FOUR! Poor delivery and the watchful Mathews has decided to punish it. Short and on middle, Angelo rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
81.1
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Spinning down the leg side, Mathews tries to flick but misses. The keeper collects the ball but Angelo does well to plant his back leg inside the crease just in time.
With 22 runs needed more, the umpires have decided to extend the first session by 15 minutes. Usually, it's 30 minutes but since we started 15 minutes early and a morning session cannot be more than 150 minutes, they have done so.
End of over 81 : 246/3
5 runs
  • 080.1
  • 080.2
  • 080.3
  • 180.4
  • 080.5
  • 480.6
K. Perera
23 (17)
A. Mathews
20 (57)
T. Boult
7-1-26-0
80.6
4
Trent Boult To Kusal Perera
FOUR! Hammered! It is a good length ball outside off, Perera charges down the track and hammers it over the cover fielder for a boundary. Perera moves to 23 with that boundary. The hosts need 22 more runs.
80.5
0
Trent Boult To Kusal Perera
OHH! A terrific yorker with a hint of away shape, Perera is late to get his bat down and the ball goes through. It just misses the off stump by a whisker.
80.4
1
Trent Boult To Angelo Mathews
Good length delivery on middle, Mathews plays it to the cover region and takes a single.
80.3
0
Trent Boult To Angelo Mathews
On a good length ball on off, Mathews drives this towards mid off. No run.
80.2
0
Trent Boult To Angelo Mathews
Full delivery on the middle stump line, Mathews blocks it to square leg.
80.1
0
Trent Boult To Angelo Mathews
Good start from Boult. It is an inswinging delivery on the off stump line, Mathews looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The Kiwis appeal but the umpire is unmoved. The replays show that it came off the inside edge.
SECOND NEW BALL IS TAKEN! Trent Boult to make first use of it. 27 runs needed more.
End of over 80 : 241/3
3 runs
  • 079.1
  • 079.2
  • 179.3
  • 079.4
  • 179.5
  • 179.6
A. Mathews
19 (53)
K. Perera
19 (15)
W. Somerville
30-6-69-1
79.6
1
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Shortish and around off, Mathews turns it through square leg for one.
79.5
1
William Somerville To Kusal Perera
Flatter and shorter on middle, punched through covers for a run.
79.4
0
William Somerville To Kusal Perera
PERERA IS SAFE AGAIN! Tossed up ball landing full around off, Perera tries to play the reverse sweep but fails to make any connection. He is pinched on the back leg, they appeal but the umpire remains unmoved. New Zealand review the decision but the Hawk Eye shows that the impact was outside the line of off stump.
Shout for an lbw! Not given by the umpire. New Zealand have reviewed it. Possibly, the impact is outside off. Ultra Edge has found no bat. And the Hawk Eye confirms that the impact is outside off.
79.3
1
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Uses his feet once more and this time he has eased it down through mid on for a run. 7 minutes to go for Lunch, 29 needed more. They have the option of extending the first session.
79.2
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Shortish and on middle, skidding down, Angelo tries to work it around but fails to connect.
79.1
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Jumps out of the crease to a full ball around off and then defends it back to the bowler.
End of over 79 : 238/3
9 runs
  • 078.1
  • 178.2
  • 478.3
  • 078.4
  • 078.5
  • 478.6
K. Perera
18 (13)
A. Mathews
17 (49)
T. Southee
10-2-23-1
78.6
4
Tim Southee To Kusal Perera
FOUR! Beautiful shot from Perera. Southee bowls this fuller on middle, Kusal comes one step down and plays an excellent drive straight down the ground for a boundary. Perera has moved to 18 off just 13 balls. 30 more runs required for the hosts. With Perera in, it looks likely that the match will finish before Lunch.
78.5
0
Tim Southee To Kusal Perera
BEAUTIFUL! Another good length delivery from Southee, Perera looks to poke at it but changes his mind at the last moment. He gets his bat out and lets it go to the keeper.
78.4
0
Tim Southee To Kusal Perera
On a good length ball outside off, Perera leaves it alone.
78.3
4
Tim Southee To Kusal Perera
FOUR! Kusal wants to finish this quickly. On a good length this one from Southee. Kusal hoicks this over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. KP is in the mood today.
78.2
1
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Full delivery on the off stump line, Mathews punches this one down to mid off and takes a single.
78.1
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
On a good length outside off, Mathews lets it go to the keeper.
End of over 78 : 229/3
7 runs
  • 077.1
  • 177.2
  • 277.3
  • 477.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
K. Perera
10 (9)
A. Mathews
16 (47)
W. Somerville
29-6-66-1
77.6
0
William Somerville To Kusal Perera
Uppish but safe! Spinning away from the batsman, Kusal tries to drill his drive through covers but it takes the outside half of his bat and rolls to the right of the point fielder.
77.5
0
William Somerville To Kusal Perera
SAFE! Kusal Perera tries to be fancy with his reverse-batted shot but fails to make proper connection. The ball has flown from something and the second slip fielder has caught it. The umpire has given it out as well. Perera waits before taking the referral. He consults Angelo and then takes the DRS. A bit odd. He must be knowing if that hit his gloves or bat. Anyway. Is there bat? Is there glove? Nothing on the Ultra Edge and it has struck him on the forearm, just above the wrist band. As per the norm, they check for the lbw as well but the impact is with the umpire's call.
Time to trouble the third umpire! Kusal Perera is given out caught at second slip. He has taken the DRS after consulting his partner. Let's find out what happened there in the replays...
77.4
4
William Somerville To Kusal Perera
FOUR! Excellent shot from Perera. It is a loopy delivery on off, Perera comes down the track and hits it past the diving mid on fielder for a boundary. Perera is looking dangerous here. 20 more minutes of him and the game will be over for the visitors.
77.3
2
William Somerville To Kusal Perera
OHH! Lucky! It is a flighted delivery around off, Perera goes for the cut but inside edges it almost onto the off stump. It goes in between the keeper's legs towards the third man region for a brace.
77.2
1
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Short delivery on middle, Angelo pushes this one down towards the deep mid-wicket region for a single.
77.1
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Flighted delivery on middle, Mathews dances down the track and flicks it mid-wicket.
William Somerville is back into the attack.
End of over 77 : 222/3
4 runs
  • W76.1
  • 076.2
  • 076.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 476.6
K. Perera
4 (5)
A. Mathews
15 (45)
T. Southee
9-2-14-1
76.6
4
Tim Southee To Kusal Perera
FOUR! Kusal Perera was itching to go after anything wide outside off. Gets another one where he likes and throws his bat at it. His willow turns at the point of impact and that assisted the placement there. It hurries through point and beats the diving attempt by a fielder near the fence.
76.5
0
Tim Southee To Kusal Perera
That's more like it, quips Russel Arnold on air. A delivery in the zone outside off, Kusal takes his front leg forward before making another leave. No need to do anything silly.
76.4
0
Tim Southee To Kusal Perera
Patience shown this time. Fullish and outside off, Perera has decided to leave it untouched.
76.3
0
Tim Southee To Kusal Perera
Swing and a miss! Perera will go after anything outside off. Southee tempts him with a delivery in the channel outside off, Kusal winds up for a big shot but fails to connect.
76.2
0
Tim Southee To Kusal Perera
Width offered outside off, Perera goes hard at it but hits it straight to the cover fielder.
Kusal Perera is the new batsman.
76.1
W
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne OUT!
OUT! A wicket against the run of play! Just a little lapse in concentration for the Sri Lankan skipper and he is caught behind. Southee bowls this one from wide of the crease and hurls it in the channel outside off. Karunaratne reaches out for it, a loose waft that, as he attempts to push inside the line. Gets a thin outside edge behind and Watling takes a regulation catch. Dimuth is congratulated by the Kiwi players on his way back to the pavilion. Captain's knock, truly. 50 more needed for a win.
End of over 76 : 218/2
3 runs
  • 075.1
  • 175.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 175.5
  • 175.6
D. Karunaratne
122 (242)
A. Mathews
15 (45)
K. Williamson
3-0-9-0
75.6
1
Kane Williamson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery outside the off stump line, Dimuth sweeps again towards square leg for a single. 50 more runs are required for the hosts.
75.5
1
Kane Williamson To Angelo Mathews
Loopy delivery on middle, Angelo pushes this one down to long on for a single.
75.4
0
Kane Williamson To Angelo Mathews
Another short delivery on off, Mathews rocks back and pushes it to mid-wicket.
75.3
0
Kane Williamson To Angelo Mathews
Shorter length on middle, Mathews flicks it to fine leg.
75.2
1
Kane Williamson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on the off stump, Dimuth sweeps it to square leg and takes a single. Dimuth has not allowed the spinners to settle here.
75.1
0
Kane Williamson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on the off stump line, Dimuth drives it to point.
Umbrellas are up! Don't worry, not for the rain but for the sun.
End of over 75 : 215/2
0 runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
A. Mathews
14 (42)
D. Karunaratne
120 (239)
T. Southee
8-1-10-0
74.6
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Fullish and outside off, it's stroked off the front foot to short cover.
74.5
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Southee pitches it up and outside off, inviting the drive, Mathews goes for it but finds the cover fielder.
74.4
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. A very watchful approach by the former Lankan skipper.
Change of bats for Angelo Mathews. Has he broken it by just blocking? Maybe, he has asked for a blocker, jokes Rameez Raja on air.
74.3
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Hurls across a length delivery in the channel outside off, going straight on, Mathews guards his stumps with a front foot stride and then makes a leave.
74.2
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
On a length and close to the off pole, Angelo punches it from the crease and it bounces over the short cover fielder. There is one more fielder behind who makes the stop.
74.1
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Lands it on a length outside off, Mathews pushes it with gentle hands to short cover.
End of over 74 : 215/2
3 runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 173.3
  • 273.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
D. Karunaratne
120 (239)
A. Mathews
14 (36)
K. Williamson
2-0-6-0
73.6
0
Kane Williamson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on middle, Dimuth defends it towards the cover region.
73.5
0
Kane Williamson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Dimuth first thinks of going for a traditional sweep but changes his mind after seeing the length. He tries to pull then but gets beaten by the away spin.
73.4
2
Kane Williamson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off, Dimuth goes for sweep but plays it uppishly towards the square leg region. A couple taken. They need 53 more runs now.
73.3
1
Kane Williamson To Angelo Mathews
Full delivery on middle, Mathews comes down the track and pushes it towards long on and takes a single.
73.2
0
Kane Williamson To Angelo Mathews
Loopy delivery on the off stump line, Mathews flicks it towards fine leg. No run.
73.1
0
Kane Williamson To Angelo Mathews
Flighted delivery on off, Mathews blocks it off the back foot.
End of over 73 : 212/2
1 runs
  • 072.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 172.5
  • 072.6
D. Karunaratne
118 (236)
A. Mathews
13 (33)
T. Southee
7-1-10-0
72.6
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
On a good length outside the off stump, Dimuth leaves it alone.
72.5
1
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
On a length around off, AM drives it to mid off and takes a quick single.
72.4
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Good length delivery on middle, Mathews defends it towards the leg side.
72.3
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
On a length on the middle stump line, Mathews blocks it out.
72.2
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Good length delivery on middle, Angelo pushes it back to the bowler.
72.1
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
On a good length on off, Mathews defends off the front foot towards mid off.
End of over 72 : 211/2
5 runs
  • 2 B71.1
  • 171.2
  • 071.3
  • 171.4
  • 071.5
  • 171.6
A. Mathews
12 (28)
D. Karunaratne
118 (235)
K. Williamson
1-0-3-0
71.6
1
Kane Williamson To Angelo Mathews
Shorter delivery on middle, Mathews flicks it towards square leg for a single.
71.5
0
Kane Williamson To Angelo Mathews
Flighted delivery on middle, Mathews blocks it out.
71.4
1
Kane Williamson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on off, Dimuth plays a sweep towards square leg and takes another single.
71.3
0
Kane Williamson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off, Dimuth defends it off the front foot.
71.2
1
Kane Williamson To Angelo Mathews
Loopy delivery on middle, Mathews flicks it towards the leg side for a single.
71.1
b
Kane Williamson To Angelo Mathews
Big turn! This is why he should have bowled earlier. Flighted delivery which spins a mile, Mathews goes for the flick but misses and it goes past the keeper for a couple of byes.
Kane Williamson has decided to bowl himself now. A little too late. He is a much better off spinner than he thinks and with two lefties constructing a big opening partnership, his bowling could have been quite handy.
End of over 71 : 206/2
1 runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 170.5
  • 070.6
D. Karunaratne
117 (233)
A. Mathews
10 (24)
T. Southee
6-1-9-0
70.6
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length delivery outside the off stump, Dimuth does not fiddle with it and leaves it alone.
70.5
1
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Bowls a good length delivery on the pads, Mathews flicks it towards square leg and moves to the other end.
70.4
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
On a length on middle, Mathews blocks it out off the back foot.
70.3
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Full delivery on the off stump line, Mathews defends this to cover.
70.2
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
Good length delivery outside the off stump line, Mathews pushes this one down to mid off.
70.1
0
Tim Southee To Angelo Mathews
On a good length on middle, Mathews defends it back to the bowler.
Time for some pace! Tim Southee is into the attack now. A slip and gully in place. There is a short mid-wicket as well in a catching position.
End of over 70 : 205/2
2 runs
  • 069.1
  • 269.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
D. Karunaratne
117 (232)
A. Mathews
9 (19)
W. Somerville
28-6-59-1
69.6
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on off, Dimuth blocks it towards the point region.
69.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Floated delivery on the off stump line, Karunaratne guides it to third man. No run.
69.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter in length this time on off, Dimuth defends it off the back foot.
69.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on off, Dimuth defends it off the front foot to the off side.
69.2
2
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on middle, Dimuth plays a crafty sweep shot towards the fine leg fielder and takes a brace.
69.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on the off stump line, Dimuth defends it towards the point fielder.
End of over 69 : 203/2
7 runs
  • 168.1
  • 068.2
  • 168.3
  • 468.4
  • 168.5
  • 068.6
A. Mathews
9 (19)
D. Karunaratne
115 (226)
M. Santner
13-2-38-0
68.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Angelo Mathews
Fullish and on off, defended watchfully to end the over. Going on smoothly, Sri Lanka.
68.5
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Quicker one and this time it's on the pads of the batsman, Dimuth helps it to mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
68.4
4
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
FOUR! Poor bowling! A rank long hop outside off, plenty of width there, Karunaratne camps back and slaps it through cover-point for a boundary. 200 comes up for Sri Lanka!
68.3
1
Mitchell Santner To Angelo Mathews
Short and outside off, Mathews cuts it towards cover-point for one.
68.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Angelo Mathews
Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
68.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted and full on off, Karunaratne walks forward and drives it through mid on for a run.
End of over 68 : 196/2
3 runs
  • 167.1
  • 067.2
  • 167.3
  • 067.4
  • 167.5
  • 067.6
A. Mathews
8 (16)
D. Karunaratne
109 (223)
W. Somerville
27-6-57-1
67.6
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Flighted delivery on middle, Mathews attempts to defend but fails to put any bat on it. Angelo gets hit on the pads.
67.5
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on off, Dimuth prods forward and drives it towards the mid off region and crosses over.
67.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on the off stump, Dimuth defends it towards the point region.
67.3
1
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Full delivery on off, Mathews pushes this one down to mid off for a single.
67.2
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Flatter delivery on the off stump line, Mathews defends it off the back foot.
67.1
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on off, Dimuth drives it towards mid off and takes a quick single.
Change of ends for William Somerville. Two slips present for the left-hander.
Drinks break. New Zealand have managed to pick a couple of wickets in the morning session but Sri Lanka have also made steady progress in this run chase. They are now just 75 runs away from the target. The bowling from the Black Caps have been a lot better today but they need to do better with their close-in catching. Let's see how the second half of the first session pans out.
End of over 67 : 193/2
3 runs
  • 066.1
  • 266.2
  • 166.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
A. Mathews
7 (13)
D. Karunaratne
107 (220)
M. Santner
12-2-31-0
66.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Angelo Mathews
Loopy delivery on middle, Angelo blocks it back to the bowler.
66.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Angelo Mathews
Shorter delivery on middle, Mathews blocks it out off the back foot.
66.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Angelo Mathews
Looped up ball on middle, Mathews defends it towards the off side.
66.3
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on the off pole line, Dimuth flicks it to square leg and takes a single.
66.2
2
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
EDGED! Safe. Sharp turn from the rough outside off, there is extra bounce as well. Karunaratne moves back to play at it but it takes the outside half of his bat and flies behind. Taylor stretches low to his left at first slip but the ball falls just wide of his big palms. It sneaks past him then and the batsmen take a couple of runs.
66.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Advances down the track to a full ball and defends it back to the bowler.
Interesting move! Mitchell Santner replaces William Somerville in the attack. The off spinner was doing good from this end. Maybe, they want to change his ends.
End of over 66 : 190/2
11 runs
  • 165.1
  • 165.2
  • 465.3
  • 165.4
  • 065.5
  • 465.6
A. Mathews
7 (10)
D. Karunaratne
104 (217)
A. Patel
18-0-74-1
65.6
4
Ajaz Patel To Angelo Mathews
FOUR! Poor bowling from Ajaz. It is a short delivery outside the off stump line, Mathews rocks back and slaps it through the point region for his first boundary of the innings. Ajaz has been really expensive today.
65.5
0
Ajaz Patel To Angelo Mathews
Flighted delivery on off, Mathews blocks it out.
65.4
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on off, DK follows the boundary with a single by forcing it down to long on.
65.3
4
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
FOUR! 9th Test hundred for Dimuth Karunaratne, fifth while batting in the third or fourth innings of a Test match. That tells volumes about his calibre. The pitch is not an easy one to bat on but the Lankan skipper has applied himself and put his side in the driver's seat in this tricky run chase. He reaches there by dancing down the track and heaving a full ball with the spin. Lovely connection and it's a boundary at mid-wicket. Dimuth raises his bat in celebration. Wonderful knock so far and he would love to be there till the end.
65.2
1
Ajaz Patel To Angelo Mathews
Flighted delivery on off, Mathews defends it towards the point region and takes a single.
65.1
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Very full in length around off, Karunaratne knocks it down to long on for a single.
End of over 65 : 179/2
1 runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 164.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
A. Mathews
2 (7)
D. Karunaratne
98 (214)
W. Somerville
26-6-54-1
64.6
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Loopy delivery on middle, Mathews flicks it to mid-wicket.
64.5
0
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
Shorter delivery on middle, Mathews flicks it to square leg. No run.
64.4
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flatter delivery on middle, DK flicks it to fine leg and takes a single. He moves closer to his century with that.
64.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Short delivery on the off stump line, Dimuth rocks back and cuts it straight to point.
64.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on off, Dimuth defends it to cover.
64.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery outside the off stump line, Dimuth leaves it alone.
End of over 64 : 178/2
2 runs
  • 163.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 163.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
A. Mathews
2 (5)
D. Karunaratne
97 (210)
A. Patel
17-0-63-1
63.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Angelo Mathews
Nicely flighted delivery, full and on off, Mathews draws forward in defense.
63.5
0
Ajaz Patel To Angelo Mathews
Floated and full on off, Mathews is forward in defense.
63.4
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Skips down the track to a full ball and drives it to long on for a single.
63.3
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Extra turn and bounce from outside off, Dimuth fails to work it away and is hit high on the front leg.
63.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
63.1
1
Ajaz Patel To Angelo Mathews
Fires in a flatter and very full ball on off, Angelo pushes it through mid off for a single.
End of over 63 : 176/2
2 runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 162.3
  • 162.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
D. Karunaratne
96 (207)
A. Mathews
1 (2)
W. Somerville
25-6-53-1
62.6
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
62.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on off, Dimuth defends it back to the bowler.
62.4
1
William Somerville To Angelo Mathews
OHH! Mathews gets off the mark with a streaky single. It is a flighted delivery on middle, Angelo looks to flick but due to the spin on it, he flicks it uppishly towards short leg. Latham is unable to react quickly and the ball goes through his hands towards square leg.
62.3
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Short delivery on the middle stump line, Dimuth flicks it to fine leg and takes a single. Moves to 96 with that single.
62.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Off spinner on the off stump line, Dimuth plays it towards point.
62.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off, Dimuth drives it to cover.
End of over 62 : 174/2
3 runs
  • 061.1
  • 261.2
  • 161.3
  • 061.4
  • W61.5
  • 061.6
A. Mathews
0 (1)
D. Karunaratne
95 (202)
A. Patel
16-0-61-1
61.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Angelo Mathews
Mathews has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
Angelo Mathews walks in next to bat.
61.5
W
Ajaz Patel To Kusal Mendis OUT!
OUT! Mendis batted like a train on fire but the Kiwis have extinguished that fire pretty quickly. Ajaz serves a tossed up ball outside off, the length is very full around off, not quite there to slog but Mendis still attempts for it by going down on one knee. Fails to get it from the middle of the bat and it flies straight into the hands of Jeet Raval at mid-wicket. Good sharp reaction catch by the Kiwi opener. Sri Lanka have lost a couple of quick wickets here and need to watch out for a collapse.
61.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Kusal Mendis
Flatter and shorter on off, Mendis tries to cut but mistimes it on the off side.
61.3
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Helps it off his pads to square leg for one.
61.2
2
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Quicker one outside off, skidding off the surface, Karunaratne plays it late and guides it fine past first slip for a couple of runs.
61.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Walks down the track and flicks it to mid-wicket.
End of over 61 : 171/1
10 runs
  • 060.1
  • W60.2
  • 060.3
  • 460.4
  • 060.5
  • 660.6
K. Mendis
10 (4)
D. Karunaratne
92 (199)
W. Somerville
24-6-51-1
60.6
6
William Somerville To Kusal Mendis
SIX! This one has travelled all the way! Kusal Mendis has come out with some positive intent. Shows fancy footwork once again. A flighted full ball around off, Mendis dances down the track, goes with the spin and powers it over long on. 10 runs and a wicket from the over, an eventful one! Under 100 needed now.
60.5
0
William Somerville To Kusal Mendis
Fuller and on middle, gently pushed across the line on the leg side.
60.4
4
William Somerville To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! That's the way to deal with extra spin or bounce. Just don't allow it to do its bit. Mendis is down the track in a flash and heaves it over wide mid on for a boundary.
60.3
0
William Somerville To Kusal Mendis
Nervy beginning for Kusal! Somerville straightaway gets it to spin and bounce into the batsman from around middle. Mendis tries to flick but it takes the inside half of his blade and flies just past short leg.
Kusal Mendis walks in next with 107 runs needed more for a win.
60.2
W
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne OUT!
OUT! Good review by New Zealand and they have managed to break this massive opening stand. It's a nicely tossed up delivery, landing full around middle and leg. Thirimanne sees the line and length closely and finds it good enough to opt for the sweep shot. He goes down on one knee to execute it but the ball straightens after landing, beats his bat and pings him on the pads. The appeal for an lbw follows but the umpire remains unmoved. Kane Williamson goes for the DRS and to his delight everything is fine in the replays. No bat involved, pitching in line, impact in line and it's hitting the leg pole. End of a fine knock by Lahiru, a career saving one? That only time will tell.
Huge shout for an lbw! Not given. DRS time! Kane Williamson will have to take it with nothing much happening. The big question here is that has the delivery straightened enough after landing? The Ultra edge has detected nothing but the Hawk Eye is showing that it's hitting leg. New Zealand have the breakthrough they dearly needed.
60.1
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Darts it in, very full and around off, Thirimanne gets right behind the line and blocks it on the off side.
End of over 60 : 161/0
4 runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 159.4
  • 059.5
  • 359.6
L. Thirimanne
64 (161)
D. Karunaratne
92 (199)
A. Patel
15-0-58-0
59.6
3
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Shorter delivery outside the off stump, Thirimanne rocks back and slaps it through the cover region and run through for three. Thirimanne will keep the strike for the next over.
59.5
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on middle, Thirimanne flicks it off his pads towards short leg.
59.4
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth comes down the track and plays it towards mid on for a single.
59.3
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter delivery on middle, Dimuth flicks it to short leg.
59.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Big shout for LBW! Flighted delivery on middle spinning into the batsman, Dimuth looks to flick but gets hit on the front pad. The Kiwi players put in a huge appeal but it is turned down. They think of a review but opt against it and rightly so as the ball was drifting down the leg stump.
59.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on off, Dimuth defends it to the off side.
End of over 59 : 157/0
1 runs
  • 158.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
L. Thirimanne
61 (159)
D. Karunaratne
91 (195)
W. Somerville
23-7-41-0
58.6
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on middle, Thirimanne blocks it out.
58.5
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Another flighted delivery outside the off stump line, LT lets it go to the keeper.
58.4
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Shorter delivery on off, Lahiru defends it towards the off side.
58.3
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated delivery outside the off stump line, Thirimanne leaves it alone.
58.2
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it back to the bowler.
58.1
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off, Dimuth drives it towards the cover fielder and takes off for a single.
End of over 58 : 156/0
8 runs
  • 157.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 657.5
  • 157.6
D. Karunaratne
90 (194)
L. Thirimanne
61 (154)
A. Patel
14-0-54-0
57.6
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Once again the Lankan skipper jumps down the track and this time he keeps his shot all along the ground. Eases it to long on for one.
57.5
6
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
SIX! DK has nailed it! He shimmies down the track and goes with the spin. Lovely flourish of his bat across the line and he sends it flying all the way over mid-wicket. 150 comes up for Sri Lanka, another 113 needed!
57.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Works it with the spin on the leg side, finds mid-wicket.
57.3
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on middle, Karunaratne looks to sweep but misses the ball to get hit on the pads.
57.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on middle, Dimuth comes down the track and looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
57.1
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Shorter delivery on the off stump line, Thirimanne guides it to third man for a single.
End of over 57 : 148/0
4 runs
  • 056.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 456.6
D. Karunaratne
83 (189)
L. Thirimanne
60 (153)
W. Somerville
22-7-40-0
56.6
4
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
FOUR! Slapped away! Somerville continues to bowl flatter but this one is shorter too. Plenty of width on offer and the Lankan skipper has whacked it towards backward point. The fielder there is not proactive enough to cut it off. A boundary results.
56.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Leans forward to a full ball and defends it on the leg side.
56.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Another delivery fired in. It's short and close to off stump. Karunaratne stays back to cut but misses. Too close to the body, that.
56.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flatter one, a touch short and on off, Dimuth blocks it off his back foot to the off side.
56.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
56.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Pushes this one quicker through the air. Lands it full and around off, gets it to spin away as well. Karunaratne is on the front foot as he pushes at it with an angled bat. Does well to do so with soft hands and edges it wide of second slip.
End of over 56 : 144/0
1 runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 155.5
  • 055.6
L. Thirimanne
60 (153)
D. Karunaratne
79 (183)
A. Patel
13-0-46-0
55.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Loopy delivery on middle, Lahiru flicks it towards square leg and takes another single.
55.5
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Short delivery on middle, Dimuth reverse sweeps it towards the point region and takes a single.
55.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flatter delivery on middle, Dimuth blocks it out.
55.3
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
DROPPED! Another catch dropped by Latham. It is a loopy delivery on middle, Dimuth looks to flick which went towards the short leg fielder who does not hold onto it. Not the first time Tom has dropped a catch in this innings.
55.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Karunaratne looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.
55.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth comes down the track and plays it to short mid-wicket.
End of over 55 : 143/0
0 runs
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
L. Thirimanne
60 (152)
D. Karunaratne
78 (178)
W. Somerville
21-6-36-0
54.6
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Shorter delivery on middle, Thirimanne plays it back to the bowler.
54.5
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne blocks it out.
54.4
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on middle, LT defends it off the front foot.
54.3
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated delivery outside the off stump line, Thirimanne at first looks to cut but pulls out at the last moment.
54.2
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on off, Thirimanne leaves it alone.
54.1
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Nicely flighted and full outside off, drawing the batsman forward, Thirimanne pushes it to point.
Here comes William Somerville into the attack. Let's see how he goes about his business this morning. Two slips in place.
End of over 54 : 143/0
6 runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 153.3
  • 053.4
  • 153.5
  • 453.6
D. Karunaratne
78 (178)
L. Thirimanne
60 (146)
A. Patel
12-0-45-0
53.6
4
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
FOUR! First boundary of the day for the hosts. It is a flighted delivery on the off pole, Dimuth flicks it with the spin towards the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Excellent shot this. 125 more needed for the hosts.
53.5
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Ajaz bowls a loopy delivery on middle, LT plays a reverse sweep towards the cover region and crosses over for a single.
53.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne blocks it out.
53.3
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on middle, Dimuth flicks it towards the mid-wicket region and takes a single.
53.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Uses the spin this time and gently flicks it in the direction of the mid on fielder.
53.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Walks down the track to a full ball and drives it back. The bowler moves across to his left to stop the ball.
End of over 53 : 137/0
2 runs
  • 052.1
  • 152.2
  • 152.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
L. Thirimanne
59 (144)
D. Karunaratne
73 (174)
M. Santner
11-2-28-0
52.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Quicker delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it off the back foot towards the off side.
52.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on middle, Thirimanne blocks it out.
52.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle spinning into the batsman, Thirimanne pushes it to short leg.
52.3
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth flicks it to mid-wicket and crosses over for a single.
52.2
1
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Good shot! Tossed up ball landing in the rough outside off, Thirimanne brings out the reverse sweep and places it behind backward point for a single.
52.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Nicely flighted delivery, pitching full around off, Lahiru lunges and blocks it safely.
End of over 52 : 135/0
2 runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 051.4
  • 151.5
  • 151.6
L. Thirimanne
58 (139)
D. Karunaratne
72 (173)
A. Patel
11-0-39-0
51.6
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on off, Thirimanne sweeps it towards the mid-wicket region and gets his first run of the day.
51.5
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on off, Karunaratne comes down the track and plays it towards the mid on region and takes the single. First runs of the day for the hosts.
51.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off, Dimuth looks to flick but gets hit on the front pad.
51.3
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Uses his feet to reach the pitch of the delivery and then clips it with the turn. Finds mid on.
51.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Fuller and on off, Dimuth drives it straight back to the bowler.
51.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Starts with a flighted delivery wide outside off. It turns back in from there as Karunaratne pads it away. A stifled appeal but it dies down quickly.
As expected, spin from both ends. Ajaz Patel to bowl...
End of over 51 : 133/0
0 runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 050.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
L. Thirimanne
57 (138)
D. Karunaratne
71 (168)
M. Santner
10-1-26-0
50.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Loopy delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it back to the bowler. Santner starts with a maiden.
50.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, LT blocks it out.
50.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on middle, Lahiru defends it back to the bowler.
50.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it towards cover.
50.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Full delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to mid-wicket.
50.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Starts with a loopy delivery on middle, spinning down, Lahiru looks to flick but misses.
Time to get going! The Kiwi players are taking the field. Out come the two openers for Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne (71) and Lahiru Thirimanne (57) to resume their innings. 135 more needed for a win. The visitors are beginning with the spin of Mitchell Santner. Early wickets, that's the need of the hour for them. Let's play.
Pitch report - Russel Arnold is nearby the surface and says that it's a Day 5 pitch so it will have a bit of crumbling and dryness. Points out the rough outside the left-hander's off stump. Few cracks in the middle of the pitch but they won't come into play much, Russel adds. Feels that New Zealand need to deceive the batsmen in flight. Suggests them to make the batsmen play in the V rather than letting them score square of the wicket on both sides.
Rameez is now down with William Somerville. The off spinner says that Sri Lanka batted well but at the same time New Zealand created a bit of chance too. On bowling with a round-arm action, Somerville tells that the plan is to put doubts in the batsmen's mind, trying to square them up and get it to spin. Adds that they will try to be a bit quicker through the air today. He is still confident about pulling off a win.
Rameez Raja is conducting an interview with Lahiru Thirimanne. The opener says that the surface is a bit tough to bat but once you get set, it becomes easier. Tells that they wanted to play their natural game. Adds that they will have to start all over again today. Praises Dimuth Karunaratne for the way he batted. He wants to occupy the crease as much as possible. On his Test career, Thirimanne admits that his Test numbers aren't good but he is concentrating on the win at the moment.
Weather - Currently, it is sunny in Galle and there are no signs of rain although there is forecast for showers at some point on Day 5. Let's hope that it stays away and we get to complete this Test match.
Hello and a warm welcome to the last Day of the first Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. After all the rain interruptions, we might have a result in both the ongoing games at the moment, The Ashes and this one. As far as Galle is concerned, the game with all its twists and turns, has shifted in the hosts favour as they require 135 runs and still have ten wickets in hand. Both the openers have fought whatever the visitors have thrown at them and have registered their respective fifties. The Kiwis, on the other hand, have helped the Lankans with their shoddy fielding and some poor bowling. Can they pull up their socks and make a match out of it on the final day?
... Day 5, Session 1 ...
Another 135 runs needed for Sri Lanka to go 1-0 up in the 2-match Test series and also open their account in the ICC World Test Championship. All odds are loaded in their favour but you never know in cricket. This pitch has something to offer for the spinners and the Kiwis would be hoping for one opening to run through the Lankan batting line-up. If not that, there is always rain to spoil someone's chance. Let's hope for an exciting finish on Day 5. Do join us at 0945 local (0415 GMT) for all the action.
Dimuth Karunaratne has batted with supreme confidence and it rubbed off on Lahiru Thirimanne as well after the initial struggle for him. New Zealand bowled decently but without much success in the afternoon session. In the evening, they did manage to create a couple of openings but Latham put down a catch and Watling missed the stumping opportunity, both offered by the Sri Lankan skipper.
The players are going back due to bad light and that will be STUMPS ON DAY 4! We have lost 13 overs today. Anyway, after going through a lot of twists and turns, this Test match has fallen in the bag for Sri Lanka. They were on the back foot in the morning session once New Zealand stretched their lead past the 250-run mark but this outstanding opening partnership has made things pleasantly relaxing for the Islanders.
End of over 50 : 133/0
0 runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
D. Karunaratne
71 (168)
L. Thirimanne
57 (132)
W. Somerville
20-5-36-0
49.6
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Bowls a flighted delivery outside off, Dimuth lets it go back to the keeper.
49.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on middle, Dimuth defends it back to the bowler.
49.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery outside off, Karunaratne leaves it alone.
49.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on off, Dimuth defends it to the off side.
49.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Tossed up outside off, Karunaratne defends it with soft hands. The ball hits the outside edge of the bat but falls short of second slip.
49.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Floated on off, Dimuth defends it off the front foot.
End of over 49 : 133/0
6 runs
  • 248.1
  • 148.2
  • 248.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 148.6
D. Karunaratne
71 (162)
L. Thirimanne
57 (132)
T. Boult
6-1-21-0
48.6
1
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length delivery on the pads, Dimuth flicks it to fine leg and takes a single.
48.5
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Boult loses his line here, it is a full delivery which is bowled outside the leg stump, Dimuth looks to flick but misses.
48.4
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Short ball on the body, Dimuth pulls hard but straight to the square leg fielder.
48.3
2
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
On the body, Dimuth glances it down to fine leg and gets another brace.
48.2
1
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
On the pads, Lahiru flicks it fine down the leg side for a single.
48.1
2
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
Short ball on off, Thirimanne pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
The umpire is taking the reading of the light! It's round about this time when they left the field on Day 3. It seems that the light is good enough to continue at the moment. Not sure for how long they can continue with a pacer steaming in...
End of over 48 : 127/0
0 runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
D. Karunaratne
68 (158)
L. Thirimanne
54 (130)
W. Somerville
19-4-36-0
47.6
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on middle, Dimuth defends it off the front foot.
47.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Short delivery outside off stump, Dimuth looks to cut but fails to put bat on it.
47.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on off, Dimuth defends it back to the bowler.
47.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy ball outside off, DK leaves it alone.
47.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Quicker delivery from Somerville, it is bowled on the middle stump and Dimuth just gets his bat down in time to block it out.
47.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Short delivery outside the off stump, Dimuth cuts it straight to point.
Drinks Break! The opening pair of Sri Lanka continues to pave the way for the chase. The duo of Karunaratne and Thirimanne have played really well and have stitched together a 127-run stand so far. The hosts are now 141 runs away from a historic chase. Don't be mistaken, New Zealand are still in this. If they can find a way to break this stand then they certainly would fancy themselves as they have runs on the board and there is some spin and drift on offer. Not going to be easy for a new batsman.
End of over 47 : 127/0
5 runs
  • 046.1
  • 146.2
  • 046.3
  • 246.4
  • 146.5
  • 146.6
D. Karunaratne
68 (152)
L. Thirimanne
54 (130)
T. Boult
5-1-15-0
46.6
1
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Short ball on off, DK pulls it to square leg and keeps the strike.
46.5
1
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
Back of a length ball on off, Thirimanne defends it with soft hands off the back foot. The ball goes to the off side and they get a single.
46.4
2
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
Short ball on the leg stump, Thirimanne flicks it towards square leg and takes a couple.
46.3
0
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
Short ball on the body, Thirimanne rocks back and defends it towards point.
46.2
1
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery on middle, DK flicks it uppishly to square leg for a single.
46.1
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery on the off stump line, Dimuth pushes it uppishly but the ball falls short of the mid on fielder.
Trent Boult is on!
End of over 46 : 122/0
1 runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 145.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
L. Thirimanne
51 (127)
D. Karunaratne
66 (149)
W. Somerville
18-4-36-0
45.6
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
On the stumps, Thirimanne keeps it out to get through the over.
45.5
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floats it on the stumps, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
45.4
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Darts one on the pads, Karunaratne flicks it to the on side for a single.
45.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off, Karunaratne keeps it out.
45.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter on off, Dimuth strokes it with the spin towards cover. He looks for a single but Lahiru says no.
45.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted outside off, Karunaratne leaves it alone.
End of over 45 : 121/0
4 runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 444.5
  • 044.6
L. Thirimanne
51 (125)
D. Karunaratne
65 (145)
A. Patel
10-0-37-0
44.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne plays it towards point.
44.5
4
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
FOUR! 6th half century for Thirimanne in Tests. It's a shorter delivery on the middle stump line, Thirimanne flicks it past the fine leg fielder for a boundary. It has been a fidgety innings from Thirimanne but an important one in the context of the game. This is his first fifty since 2017. Welcome fifty!
44.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Fuller delivery on off, Thirimanne goes for the sweep again and times it well but it hits Latham on the way. The batsman checks on the fielder if he is fine. Tom is doing good.
44.3
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up delivery on off, Thirimanne blocks it out.
44.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up delivery on middle, Thirimanne looks to sweep but gets hit on the arm and the ball rolls to short fine leg.
44.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on off, Thirimanne tries to defend but gets hit on the pads. There is a stifled appeal for LBW but not given.
End of over 44 : 117/0
2 runs
  • 243.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
D. Karunaratne
65 (145)
L. Thirimanne
47 (119)
W. Somerville
17-4-35-0
43.6
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flatter and quicker on off, it's blocked off the back foot.
43.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
A shade short in length on off, Karunaratne gets back to cut but finds the point fielder again.
43.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Extra flight this time, the length is full and around off, Dimuth drives but finds the cover fielder.
43.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery, full and around off, Dimuth leans and defends it with an angled bat to point.
43.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Fullish and on off, driven down the ground but straight to mid off.
43.1
2
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Uppish but safe! Short and outside off, spinning away with extra bounce, Karunaratne cuts it in the air and it falls safely between the two fielders at the point region. It sneaks through for a couple of runs.
End of over 43 : 115/0
4 runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 142.3
  • 142.4
  • 142.5
  • 142.6
D. Karunaratne
63 (139)
L. Thirimanne
47 (119)
A. Patel
9-0-33-0
42.6
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off, Karunaratne pushes it towards cover and takes a single.
42.5
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Loopy delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it towards the cover fielder and takes a single.
42.4
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery on middle, Dimuth pushes this towards mid on and takes off for a quick single.
42.3
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
This time sweeps it to square leg for one.
42.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flatter around off, Thirimanne looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. There is a stifled appeal but the impact was outside off.
42.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Darted around the pads, Thirimanne sweeps it straight to leg slip.
End of over 42 : 111/0
4 runs
  • 141.1
  • 241.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 141.6
L. Thirimanne
45 (115)
D. Karunaratne
61 (137)
W. Somerville
16-4-33-0
41.6
1
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Shorter delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to fine leg and takes a single.
41.5
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Loopy delivery on off, LT defends it back to the bowler.
41.4
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
41.3
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on off, Thirimanne attempts to defend but is hit on the pads.
41.2
2
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
IN THE AIR... SAFE! Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne top edges his attempted slog sweep and luckily for him it falls in no man's land at deep square leg. The ball drops and doesn't move much as the outfield is a bit heavy due to all the rain. By the time the fielder mops it up, the batters take two.
After the last over, the umpires have been given the light meters. They will be keeping a close eye on the degrading light.
41.1
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flatter delivery on off, Dimuth rocks back and cuts it towards point and takes a single.
End of over 41 : 107/0
5 runs
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 4 B40.6
L. Thirimanne
42 (110)
D. Karunaratne
60 (136)
A. Patel
8-0-29-0
40.6
b
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
FOUR BYES! That has beaten everybody. Tossed up on middle and off, it grips off the surface. Thirimanne looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. The ball misses the stumps and beats Watling and goes to the fine leg fence.
40.5
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
On the stumps, kept out by Thirimanne.
40.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated on middle and off, Thirimanne sweeps it to square leg.
40.3
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Short and spinning in. This has turned a lot actually. It starts from outside off and spins in. Thirimanne looks to defend but misses and the ball hits him around the box.
40.2
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
On the pads, Dimuth turns it behind square on the leg side for a single.
40.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
End of over 40 : 102/0
2 runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 139.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 139.6
D. Karunaratne
59 (134)
L. Thirimanne
42 (106)
W. Somerville
15-4-29-0
39.6
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on middle, Dimuth flicks it to fine leg and takes a single.
39.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
MISSED STUMPING! Flighted delivery on off, Dimuth comes down the track to flick it but fails to get any bat on it. Watling makes a hash of it as he fails to collect the ball cleanly. New Zealand will rue these missed chances.
39.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter delivery on off stump, Dimuth cuts but straight to point. No run.
39.3
1
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Darts one on off, Thirimanne looks to defend but the ball goes off the inner half of his bat towards backward square leg for a single.
39.2
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Tossed up on off, Lahiru keeps it out.
39.1
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated on off, Thirimanne gets behind the ball and blocks it.
End of over 39 : 100/0
3 runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 338.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
D. Karunaratne
58 (131)
L. Thirimanne
41 (103)
A. Patel
7-0-28-0
38.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
DROPPED BY LATHAM! Latham is the culprit here. It is a flighted delivery on off, Dimuth comes down the track and tries to flick but the ball goes off the inside edge towards short leg who makes a mess of it. Big break for the Sri Lankan skipper and he has to make use of the opportunity. Karunaratne dropped on 58.
38.5
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter delivery on the off stump line, Dimuth flicks it to short leg.
38.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on middle, Karunaratne plays it back to the bowler.
38.3
3
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Excellent fielding from Boult! Saves a run for his side. Flighted outside off, Thirimanne sweeps it through square leg. It looks like the ball will go to the fence but Boult runs in from mid-wicket and shows his athleticism. He covers the ground and pulls it back just before the ropes. 100 comes up for Sri Lanka.
38.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
38.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floats one outside off, Thirimanne gets his front foot across the off pole and pads it.
End of over 38 : 97/0
1 runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 137.6
L. Thirimanne
38 (100)
D. Karunaratne
58 (128)
W. Somerville
14-4-27-0
37.6
1
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated on middle, Thirimanne strokes it to long on for one.
37.5
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Beauty! Floated outside off, Lahiru looks to defend but gets beaten all ends up.
37.4
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Short and turning in, Lahiru looks to defend but misses and the ball strikes him on his gut.
37.3
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
On the stumps, Thirimanne keeps it out.
37.2
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Tossed up around off, Lahiru defends it off the front foot.
37.1
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated on the stumps, Thirimanne blocks it off the front foot.
William Somerville is back.
End of over 37 : 96/0
6 runs
  • 136.1
  • 036.2
  • 336.3
  • 136.4
  • 136.5
  • 036.6
D. Karunaratne
58 (128)
L. Thirimanne
37 (94)
A. Patel
6-0-25-0
36.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Ajaz bowls it with a flight on middle, Dimuth goes for the defense but gets an inside edge towards short leg. Tom Latham is standing a little deep than the usual position and it falls way short of him.
36.5
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on off, Lahiru goes for the sweep towards square leg and takes a single.
36.4
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off, Karunaratne comes down the track and pushes it to mid on and takes a single.
36.3
3
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on off, Thirimanne drives it beautifully towards the cover region and before the fielders can clean it up, the batsman takes three.
36.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
36.1
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full toss on off, Thirimanne will feel that he missed on that as he could play it only as far as mid off for a single.
End of over 36 : 90/0
5 runs
  • 135.1
  • 035.2
  • 435.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
L. Thirimanne
33 (91)
D. Karunaratne
56 (125)
T. Southee
5-1-8-0
35.6
0
Tim Southee To Lahiru Thirimanne
Another good looking drive but this is straight to the man at cover.
35.5
0
Tim Southee To Lahiru Thirimanne
Full on off, Thirimanne just guides it to mid off.
35.4
0
Tim Southee To Lahiru Thirimanne
Follows it up with a solid front foot defense.
35.3
4
Tim Southee To Lahiru Thirimanne
FOUR! Class written all over it. Full outside off, Thirimanne gets on the front foot and drives it through point for a glorious boundary. The score now is into the 90s.
35.2
0
Tim Southee To Lahiru Thirimanne
Full and a hint of away movement. Lahiru looks to defend and it goes off the outer half of his bat to the right of short third man.
35.1
1
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Back of a length ball around off, Dimuth pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
End of over 35 : 85/0
4 runs
  • 234.1
  • 134.2
  • 134.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
L. Thirimanne
29 (86)
D. Karunaratne
55 (124)
A. Patel
5-0-19-0
34.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
OHH! Flighted delivery on middle, Lahiru tries to defend but gets an inside edge towards short leg. Latham dives forward, attempting to take the catch but it falls just short.
34.5
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flatter delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it off the back foot.
34.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on off, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot towards the off side.
34.3
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery on middle, Dimuth comes down the track and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
34.2
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on off, Thirimanne guides it to third man and takes a single.
34.1
2
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on off, Lahiru looks to reverse sweep at first but changes his mind at the last moment and plays a drive towards cover for a brace.
End of over 34 : 81/0
0 runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
D. Karunaratne
54 (123)
L. Thirimanne
26 (81)
T. Southee
4-0-3-0
33.6
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
On a good length on middle, Dimuth defends it towards mid-wicket.
33.5
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full length delivery on middle, DK defends it off the front foot.
33.4
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery on the middle stump line, Karunaratne pushes it back to the bowler.
33.3
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery on off, Karunaratne pushes it to mid off.
33.2
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full on off, Dimuth pushes it to mid off.
33.1
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length ball on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
End of over 33 : 81/0
5 runs
  • 132.1
  • 132.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 232.5
  • 032.6
L. Thirimanne
26 (81)
D. Karunaratne
54 (117)
A. Patel
4-0-15-0
32.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flatter delivery on middle, LT defends it back to the bowler off the back foot.
32.5
2
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Shorter delivery on off, Thirimanne slaps it towards the cover-point region for a brace.
32.4
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Loopy delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
32.3
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery on middle, Dimuth comes down the track and plays it towards mid on and takes a single.
32.2
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flatter delivery on middle, Lahiru plays it to point for a single.
32.1
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter delivery on off stump spinning into the batsman, Dimuth slaps it towards the point region for a single.
We are back for the final session. The New Zealand players are in a huddle. Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne will resume their innings. Ajaz Patel will bowl the first over of the final session.
... DAY 4, SESSION 3 ...
Well begun is half done! The Sri Lankan openers have done a tremendous job to see off the entire afternoon session without any casualty. Dimuth Karunaratne not only took care of his innings but also supported Lahiru Thirimanne, who was a bit fidgety at the start. New Zealand bowled decently but weren't too penetrative. Their spinners tried hard but are not getting too much support from the surface. There is turn on offer but it's on the slower side and that has allowed the batsmen time to play. Also, the lines from the Kiwi spinners have been a little too straight. Another 192 runs left to win this Test match and the hosts will be feeling a lot better about themselves. We have 30 overs to go in the day. How will the last session pan out? Do join us in a short while to find out.
End of over 32 : 76/0
7 runs
  • 031.1
  • 431.2
  • 031.3
  • 231.4
  • 031.5
  • 131.6
D. Karunaratne
52 (115)
L. Thirimanne
23 (77)
W. Somerville
13-4-26-0
31.6
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on off, Dimuth pushes it towards the point fielder and sets off for a quick single. With that, it is Tea on Day 4.
31.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth blocks it out.
31.4
2
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
FIFTY FOR KARUNARATNE! What a knock this has been from the skipper! They are chasing a big total and they needed a bright start. Dimuth has given them just that. His 23rd in Test match cricket. He gets there with some luck. Flatter and shorter outside off, Karunaratne looks to cut but gets a thick bottom edge through BJ Watling's legs. The ball runs behind and the batsmen complete two runs. Just a mild celebration from the Lankan skipper, he knows that there is a long way to go in this Test match. Keeping his focus intact.
31.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth defends it back to the bowler.
31.2
4
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
FOUR! Hammered from Karunaratne. It is a flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth plays a lofted shot over the bowler's head and into the long off fence. Somerville jumps up to catch it but does not get a hand on it.
31.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Floated on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
End of over 31 : 69/0
6 runs
  • 130.1
  • 230.2
  • 030.3
  • 230.4
  • 130.5
  • 030.6
L. Thirimanne
23 (77)
D. Karunaratne
45 (109)
M. Santner
9-1-26-0
30.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Thirimanne defends this loopy ball back towards the bowler.
30.5
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Karunaratne pushes it towards the long on fielder for a single.
30.4
2
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on off, Dimuth dances down the track and flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for another brace. 200 runs required now.
30.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter delivery on middle, Dimuth flicks it towards fine leg. No run.
30.2
2
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery which is converted to a full toss by Dimuth and it is played towards square leg for a brace. This is now the highest partnership in this Test match.
30.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Comes around the wicket does Santner. It was a loopy ball on off, Thirimanne pushes it to cover and takes a single.
End of over 30 : 63/0
2 runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 229.6
D. Karunaratne
40 (105)
L. Thirimanne
22 (75)
W. Somerville
12-4-19-0
29.6
2
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Tossed up around off, Karunaratne gets down on one knee and paddles it towards fine leg for a couple.
29.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Gives this one air on middle and leg, DK pushes it to cover.
29.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Tossed up on off, Dimuth calmly blocks it.
29.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Arm ball on off, Dimuth blocks it off the front foot.
29.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted around off, Karunaratne gets on his front foot and strokes it to cover.
29.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Short around off, Dimuth runs it down to short third man.
End of over 29 : 61/0
6 runs
  • 028.1
  • 128.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • 028.5
  • 428.6
L. Thirimanne
22 (75)
D. Karunaratne
38 (99)
M. Santner
8-1-20-0
28.6
4
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
FOUR! Finally Thirimanne gets his reverse sweep right. It is a flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne plays the reverse and times it beautifully towards the cover-point region for a boundary.
28.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Loopy delivery on off which spun into the batsman, Lahiru tries to defend but misses and hits him on the pads which lobs off to short fine leg. The Kiwi players appeal but nothing from the umpire.
28.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth plays it to square leg and takes a single.
28.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on middle, Dimuth flicks it to the leg side.
28.2
1
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Comes down to this full delivery does Thirimanne and plays it towards mid on for a single.
28.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on off, Thirimanne plays it towards mid-wicket.
End of over 28 : 55/0
0 runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
D. Karunaratne
37 (97)
L. Thirimanne
17 (71)
W. Somerville
11-3-17-0
27.6
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Tosses it up on off, Karunaratne keeps it out to get through another over unscathed.
27.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
27.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
On the stumps, Dimuth blocks it off the front foot.
27.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted outside off, Dimuth looks to defend but misses.
27.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loosener but missed out. Short and spinning away around off, Dimuth gets on his back foot and looks to punch it wide of short cover. Williamson swiftly moves to his right and saves a certain boundary.
27.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flatter and spinning away, Karunaratne defends it with the spin towards the man at second slip.
End of over 27 : 55/0
3 runs
  • 226.1
  • 126.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
L. Thirimanne
17 (71)
D. Karunaratne
37 (91)
M. Santner
7-1-14-0
26.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Short delivery on the middle stump line, Thirimanne flicks it towards mid-wicket.
26.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
APPEAL FOR LBW! Flighted delivery on off stump which spun away from the batsman. Thirimanne goes for the reverse sweep but misses it. The Kiwis appeal but nothing from the umpire. The Kiwis think of a review but opt against it. Unfortunately the replays show that the ball hit the gloves of the batsman on its way to the keeper.
26.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Loopy delivery on off, Dimuth defends it back to the bowler
26.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated on off, Thirimanne keeps it out.
26.2
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Tossed up on middle, Dimuth comes down the track and glances it wide of mid-wicket for a single.
26.1
2
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
OHH! Flighted delivery on off which spun out off the rough and turned into the batsman, Dimuth looks to cut but gets an inside edge which just goes past the stumps towards fine leg. The batsmen take a brace
End of over 26 : 52/0
4 runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 425.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
L. Thirimanne
17 (67)
D. Karunaratne
34 (89)
W. Somerville
10-3-17-0
25.6
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Arm ball outside off, Thirimanne does not disturb it.
25.5
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated on the stumps, Thirimanne follows the boundary with a calm defense.
25.4
4
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
FOUR! First boundary of the innings for Thirimanne. It also brings up the fifty for Sri Lanka. Tossed up on off, Thirimanne gets down on one knee and sweeps it through the vacant square leg region for a boundary. Sri Lanka have had a solid start here as they find themselves 52/0. Need 216 more.
25.3
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Tossed up on off, Lahiru defends it off the front foot.
25.2
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Quicker and sharp turn on this one. It is on middle and leg, Thirimanne looks to defend but the ball spins in and hits him on the forearms.
25.1
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flatter on off, Thirimanne defends it towards point.
End of over 25 : 48/0
1 runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 124.6
L. Thirimanne
13 (61)
D. Karunaratne
34 (89)
M. Santner
6-1-11-0
24.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
24.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Lahiru tries to reverse sweep but the ball goes off his arm to the short fine leg fielder.
24.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on the off side, LT defends it to short leg.
24.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Shorter delivery on middle, Lahiru flicks it to square leg.
24.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Thirimanne defends this flighted delivery towards square leg.
24.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted on middle and off, Thirimanne gets his front foot in the line of the ball and defends it to the on side, wide of short leg.
End of over 24 : 47/0
1 runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 123.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
D. Karunaratne
34 (89)
L. Thirimanne
12 (55)
W. Somerville
9-3-13-0
23.6
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter in length outside off, Dimuth cuts it towards point. No run.
23.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on the off stump, Dimuth goes for the sweep but misses due to the spin on it.
23.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off stump, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
23.3
1
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Shorter on off, Thirimanne plays it towards point for one.
23.2
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Peach of a ball! Somerville gives it air on off, Thirimanne lunges out and looks to defend but gets beaten. That was not far away from the outside edge.
23.1
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated on off, Thirimanne blocks it out.
End of over 23 : 46/0
4 runs
  • 222.1
  • 022.2
  • 222.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
D. Karunaratne
34 (86)
L. Thirimanne
11 (52)
M. Santner
5-1-10-0
22.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter in length this time, Dimuth flicks it towards fine leg again. No run
22.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth flicks it towards fine leg.
22.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth comes down the track and flicks it but it falls just short of the short leg fielder.
22.3
2
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flatter delivery on off, Dimuth plays it towards third man for a brace.
Movement! Movement! Movement! No, not for the bowler. We are talking about the movement of the groundsmen. They are sensing something here and are surrounding near the covers. It has gone dark and the forecast is for rain. Let's hope it stays away.
22.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on middle, Karunaratne comes down the track and flicks it to mid-wicket.
22.1
2
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
In the air but in no man's land. Tossed up on middle, Karunaratne goes for a big sweep but gets a top edge on it. The ball goes towards the fine leg region but there is no one there so it is safe. Two taken as the fielder from square leg cleans it up.
End of over 22 : 42/0
5 runs
  • 021.1
  • 421.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 1 LB21.6
D. Karunaratne
30 (80)
L. Thirimanne
11 (52)
W. Somerville
8-3-12-0
21.6
lb
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
LEG BYE! Full delivery on the pads, Dimuth looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads, the ball rolls towards fine leg for a single.
21.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Another flighted delivery on off spinning away, Dimuth looks to defend again but fails to put any bat on it.
21.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off which spun away from the batsman, Dimuth looks to defend but misses the ball.
21.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted on off, Dimuth defends it off the front foot.
21.2
4
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
FOUR! First boundary of the innings and it has taken more than 21 overs to come. Shorter around off, Karunaratne cuts it through point for a boundary.
21.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flatter on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot towards point.
End of over 21 : 37/0
3 runs
  • 120.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 120.5
  • 120.6
D. Karunaratne
26 (74)
L. Thirimanne
11 (52)
M. Santner
4-1-6-0
20.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
20.5
1
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on the off stump, Thirimanne guides it to point for a single.
20.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Shorter delivery on middle, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot.
20.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Lahiru flicks it towards square leg for a single.
20.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flatter delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it towards square leg.
20.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter on off, Karunaratne turns it towards fine leg for one.
End of over 20 : 34/0
1 runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
L. Thirimanne
10 (48)
D. Karunaratne
24 (72)
W. Somerville
7-2-7-0
19.6
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on off, Thirimanne leaves it alone.
19.5
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it back to the bowler.
19.4
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter delivery on off, Dimuth rocks back and slaps it towards the cover region for a single.
19.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Quicker delivery aimed at the stumps, DK just manages to get his bat down in time and plays it towards short third man.
19.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery spinning away from the batsman, Karunaratne plays it back to the bowler.
19.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on the off stump, Dimuth blocks it out towards the off side.
End of over 19 : 33/0
1 runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
L. Thirimanne
10 (46)
D. Karunaratne
23 (68)
M. Santner
3-1-3-0
18.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated on off, Thirimanne this time defends it off the front foot.
18.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Goodness gracious, how has Thirimanne played that? Santner loops one around the eye line, Lahiru premeditates the reverse sweep but he sees the ball is full and at the very last moment, he corrects his position and blocks it.
18.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
In the air but just wide. Floated on middle and leg, Karunaratne flicks it uppishly wide of short mid-wicket. Williamson there dives like Superman to his left but cannot get his hands to the ball.
18.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Floated outside off, Karunaratne comes down and pads it away.
18.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Tossed up around off, Karunaratne looks to play the reverse sweep but it lobs off his gloves to the off side and fall in no man's land.
18.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flatter around off, Karunaratne comes down the track and tucks it wide of short fine leg.
End of over 18 : 32/0
1 runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
L. Thirimanne
10 (44)
D. Karunaratne
22 (64)
W. Somerville
6-2-7-0
17.6
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
On the fourth stump line, Thirimanne shoulders arms to it.
17.5
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Floated outside off, Thirimanne covers his stump and leaves it alone.
17.4
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flights one on off, Thirimanne blocks it off the front foot.
17.3
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Once again Somerville tosses it up outside off. Asking the batsman to have a go at it but Lahiru says no and lets it carry to the keeper.
17.2
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Outside off, Thirimanne leaves it alone.
17.1
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Quick single. Floated on off, Karunaratne strokes it wide of mid off and gets a quick single.
End of over 17 : 31/0
2 runs
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
L. Thirimanne
10 (39)
D. Karunaratne
21 (63)
M. Santner
2-1-2-0
16.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
On the pads and once again flicked to square leg.
16.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
On the pads, Thirimanne flicks it to square leg.
16.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted around off, Dimuth now brings out the reverse sweep and hit it towards backward point for a single.
16.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Spin and bounce on this one. Tossed up outside off, Karunaratne looks to defend but misses. The ball kisses his gloves and goes on to hit him around the box.
16.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Dimuth Karunaratne
Floated on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
16.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Tossed up outside off, Thirimanne gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps it towards the third man region for a single.
Drinks break! Sri Lanka have started well here in their pursuit of 268. Both Thirimanne and the skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne have looked solid at the crease and they will look to survive till Tea without any loss of wickets. The visitors, on the other hand, have not been poor but their lines have been too straight, resulting in too many easy singles on the leg side. They would look to correct it in the next hour.
End of over 16 : 29/0
0 runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
D. Karunaratne
20 (60)
L. Thirimanne
9 (36)
W. Somerville
5-1-6-0
15.6
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter on off, DK punches it to cover to get through the over.
15.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Sharp bowling. Tossed up around off, Dimuth looks to defend but once again misses it and he is again lucky to not edge that.
15.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter on off, Karunaratne strokes it to point.
15.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Floats one on the stumps, Dimuth keeps it out.
15.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Floated on off, Karunaratne pushes it to mid off.
15.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Beauty! Somerville bowls it slower through the air on off, Karunaratne looks to defend but the ball spins away and squares him up.
End of over 15 : 29/0
0 runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
L. Thirimanne
9 (36)
D. Karunaratne
20 (54)
M. Santner
1-0-0-0
14.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Maiden for Santner to begin with. Flights the last one on off, Thirimanne blocks it to get through the over.
14.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Tossed up on off, Thirimanne blocks it off the front foot.
14.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Tossed up outside off, Thirimanne pads it away. There is a stifled appeal but nothing from the umpire. Lahiru had come way across and that was always going to be a difficult one to be given out.
14.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Tossed up on off, Thirimanne defends it by getting behind the ball.
14.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Fuller on the pads, Lahiru flicks it but cannot go past short fine leg.
14.1
0
Mitchell Santner To Lahiru Thirimanne
Starts with a flatter one on off, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
Mitchell Santner is introduced into the attack.
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End of over 14 : 29/0
0 runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
D. Karunaratne
20 (54)
L. Thirimanne
9 (30)
W. Somerville
4-0-6-0
13.6
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy ball on middle, Dimuth defends it off the inner half of his bat.
13.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shorter on off, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot this time towards cover-point.
13.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flights one on off, Dimuth blocks it.
13.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
On the stumps, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
13.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Confusion but no casualty. Short ball around off, Karunaratne cuts it wide of cover and looks for a single. Both him and Thirimanne are looking at the fielder. Latham gets to the ball quickly and Dimuth is some way down, Lahiru sends him back and luckily the skipper makes his ground.
13.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Floated on off, Dimuth drives it but straight to short cover.
End of over 13 : 29/0
5 runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
D. Karunaratne
20 (48)
L. Thirimanne
9 (30)
A. Patel
3-0-10-0
12.6
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Bowling a little too straight, Patel. Once again it's worked around the corner. It's to the right of the short fine leg fielder for a single.
12.5
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
12.4
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Once again a flick shot played with the spin. It's in the gap at mid-wicket for a run.
12.3
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Uses the spin to his advantage and turns it off his pads to square leg for one.
12.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted ball wide outside off, spinning in a bit, Thirimanne doesn't offer any shot. It seems that the ball has brushed some part of his front pad and the bowler appeals. Nothing from the umpire.
12.1
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Advances down the track to a full ball and drills his drive towards the bowler. Ajaz dives to his left and takes some force off it. It rolls to mid on and they cross for a run.
End of over 12 : 24/0
1 runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
D. Karunaratne
17 (45)
L. Thirimanne
7 (27)
W. Somerville
3-0-6-0
11.6
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Somerville drags his length short and delivers it outside off, Dimuth cuts it towards the deepish cover-point fielder for a single.
11.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Lunges to a full ball and blocks it with the spin to the off side.
11.4
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Fuller and straighter on middle, driven back to the bowler.
11.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Turning away from the batsman, on the shorter side, Karunaratne cuts but finds the point fielder.
11.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Beaten! Extra rev on this delivery. It drops on the rough outside off and spins away with some extra bounce. Karunaratne tries to cut but misses.
11.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Floated ball, it lands full around off, Dimuth lunges and defends.
End of over 11 : 23/0
2 runs
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
L. Thirimanne
7 (27)
D. Karunaratne
16 (39)
A. Patel
2-0-5-0
10.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
This one is pushed flatter and quicker through the air, the length is a shade short as well, Lahiru moves on the back foot in defense.
10.5
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Loopy ball on middle, Thirimanne flicks but finds short leg.
10.4
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Quicker one, full and on middle, it's worked through square leg for one.
10.3
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Uses his feet to come down the track and flicks it past the diving short leg fielder. Looks for a run but it's not there as the mid-wicket fielder runs after it.
10.2
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Slightly short on this occasion, around off, Lahiru moves back and steers it down to third man for a run.
10.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
A flighted delivery, landing full on middle, Thirimanne defends it back off the front foot.
End of over 10 : 21/0
3 runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 29.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
D. Karunaratne
15 (37)
L. Thirimanne
6 (23)
W. Somerville
2-0-5-0
9.6
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth blocks it out.
9.5
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Looped up ball on off, Karunaratne defends it towards the off side.
9.4
2
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on off which spun away from the batsman, Dimuth prods forward to defend but gets a thick outside edge towards first slip where the fielder dives but is unable to put any hand on it. The ball rolls to third man and they take a brace.
9.3
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, DK gets forward and defends it towards point.
9.2
1
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Looped up ball on off, Thirimanne drives it towards the cover region for a single.
9.1
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it towards the off side.
End of over 9 : 18/0
3 runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 08.6
D. Karunaratne
13 (33)
L. Thirimanne
5 (21)
A. Patel
1-0-3-0
8.6
0
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Flighted delivery on middle, Dimuth defends off the front foot towards the off side.
8.5
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
8.4
1
Ajaz Patel To Dimuth Karunaratne
Loopy delivery on the off stump line, Dimuth comes down the track and flicks it to square leg for a single.
8.3
1
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Short on off, Thirimanne cuts it to point for a run.
8.2
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Tossed up on the stumps, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
8.1
0
Ajaz Patel To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flighted around off, Thirimanne pushes it to mid off.
Change from both ends. Ajaz Patel is on.
End of over 8 : 15/0
2 runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
L. Thirimanne
3 (17)
D. Karunaratne
12 (31)
W. Somerville
1-0-2-0
7.6
1
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Short and spinning away, Thirimanne hangs back and punches it wide of cover to keep the strike.
7.5
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Gives this one air on off and middle, Thirimanne lunges and keeps it out.
7.4
0
William Somerville To Lahiru Thirimanne
Flights one on the stumps, Thirimanne keeps it out.
7.3
1
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Floated around off, Karunaratne strokes it to point and gets to the other end.
7.2
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Much better. Short and spinning into the southpaw. Karunaratne defends it off his back foot but from the upper half of his bat.
7.1
0
William Somerville To Dimuth Karunaratne
Starts with a loose full toss on middle and off, Karunaratne misses a chance to make the most of it and ends up hitting it hard close to mid on.
First change of the innings. Spinner on now as William Somerville has the ball in hand.
End of over 7 : 13/0
0 runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
L. Thirimanne
2 (14)
D. Karunaratne
11 (28)
T. Boult
4-0-10-0
6.6
0
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
Short and spinning away, Thirimanne strokes it with the spin towards cover.
6.5
0
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
On a length outside off, this time Lahiru lets it go back to the keeper.
6.4
0
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
On a good length outside off, Thirimanne goes for the cut but misses the ball.
6.3
0
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
BOUNCER! A good one at that. It is aimed at the body by Boult, Thirimanne does well to duck under it.
6.2
0
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
Going down. Boult bowls a good length ball pitching on off and middle, it goes away with the angle. Thirimanne looks to defend but misses and the ball gets hit on the thigh pad.
6.1
0
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
Good length ball on off, Lahiru stands tall and punches it straight to cover.
End of over 6 : 13/0
1 runs
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
D. Karunaratne
11 (28)
L. Thirimanne
2 (8)
T. Southee
3-0-3-0
5.6
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
On a good length ball on off, DK defends it towards the off side.
5.5
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to square leg.
5.4
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Fuller in length this time on off, Dimuth pushes it to mid on.
5.3
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length delivery outside off stump, Dimuth leaves it alone.
5.2
1
Tim Southee To Lahiru Thirimanne
An inswinging delivery from Southee which is bowled on off stump, Thirimanne drives it towards cover and takes a single.
5.1
0
Tim Southee To Lahiru Thirimanne
Full delivery on the middle stump, Lahiru plays it to mid on.
End of over 5 : 12/0
2 runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
L. Thirimanne
1 (6)
D. Karunaratne
11 (24)
T. Boult
3-0-10-0
4.6
1
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
On a good length outside off, Thirimanne plays it to point for a single.
4.5
1
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Back of a length delivery on the off stump, Karunaratne plays it to the cover region for a single.
4.4
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to mid on.
4.3
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
On a length around off, Karunaratne blocks it towards the off side.
4.2
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length ball on off, Dimuth defends it off the back foot.
4.1
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Ohh! Boult steams in and bowls a good length ball around off, Dimuth goes chasing after it but the away swinger beats Karunaratne and luckily for him he did not edge it.
End of over 4 : 10/0
1 runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
L. Thirimanne
0 (5)
D. Karunaratne
10 (19)
T. Southee
2-0-2-0
3.6
0
Tim Southee To Lahiru Thirimanne
Good length delivery outside the off stump, LT leaves it alone.
3.5
0
Tim Southee To Lahiru Thirimanne
BEAUTIFUL! Cuts Thirimanne in half. It is another inswinger from Tim and on a length, Lahiru is late to get bat on it and the ball goes between the bat and the pad.
3.4
0
Tim Southee To Lahiru Thirimanne
A good inswinger from Southee. It is bowled on a good length outside off, Thirimanne lets it go to the keeper. A good leave from Lahiru.
3.3
1
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Short delivery aimed at the body of the batsman, Dimuth rocks back and pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
3.2
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Length ball on off, Dimuth gets behind it and defends it off the front foot.
3.1
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Peppering some short balls here are the Kiwis. It is on middle and leg, Karunaratne ducks under it.
End of over 3 : 9/0
3 runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 32.6
D. Karunaratne
9 (16)
L. Thirimanne
0 (2)
T. Boult
2-0-8-0
2.6
3
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Back of a length delivery outside the off stump, Dimuth drives it nicely towards the cover region and takes three. Santner goes after it and stops the ball before it reaches the fence. Karunaratne will keep strike again for the next over.
2.5
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length delivery on middle, Karunaratne defends it towards the leg side.
2.4
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
BOUNCER! It is bowled on head height by Boult and Dimuth ducks under it
2.3
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery on the middle stump line, Dimuth drives it straight towards mid on.
2.2
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Back of a length ball just outside off, Dimuth gets on his back foot and keeps it down.
2.1
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length ball on off, it angles away just a fraction. Karunaratne defends it towards point.
End of over 2 : 6/0
1 runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 11.6
D. Karunaratne
6 (10)
L. Thirimanne
0 (2)
T. Southee
1-0-1-0
1.6
1
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Fuller delivery this time from Southee, Dimuth plays it to mid on and takes off for a quick single.
1.5
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length ball outside off, DK is happy to let it go back to the keeper.
1.4
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
On a good length on middle, Karunaratne defends it back to the bowler.
1.3
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Another full delivery on the middle stump line, Dimuth plays it straight to mid off.
1.2
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Full delivery on off stump, Karunaratne pushes it to mid off.
1.1
0
Tim Southee To Dimuth Karunaratne
Inswinging delivery first up from Southee, it is bowled on middle, Karunaratne flicks it towards square leg.
Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.
End of over 1 : 5/0
5 runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 20.3
  • 30.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
L. Thirimanne
0 (2)
D. Karunaratne
5 (4)
T. Boult
1-0-5-0
0.6
0
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
Good length delivery on middle, Thirimanne keeps it out.
0.5
0
Trent Boult To Lahiru Thirimanne
Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne blocks it off the back foot.
0.4
3
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Length delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it wide of mid-wicket. The batsmen get three runs.
0.3
2
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
On a length on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs. Sri Lanka are underway.
0.2
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
On a good length on off, Karunaratne keeps it out.
0.1
0
Trent Boult To Dimuth Karunaratne
Boult starts with a good length ball on off, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot. There is some swing on this one.
Match Detail
  • Series New Zealand In Sri Lanka, 2 Test Series, 2019
  • Venue Galle International Stadium, Galle
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
  • Man of the match Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Umpire Michael Gough (ENG), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Drinks: New Zealand 21/0 in 14.0 overs
  • New Zealand 50/0 in 20.4 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 124 balls between T Latham (23) and J Raval (25)
  • Lunch: New Zealand 71/3 in 30.2 overs
  • New Zealand 100/3 in 37.6 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 51 off 93 balls between R Taylor (30) and H Nicholls (21)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 127/3 in 49.0 overs
  • R Taylor 31st Test fifty: 50 runs in 86 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • New Zealand 150/3 in 55.1 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 100 off 167 balls between R Taylor (57) and H Nicholls (42)
  • Referral 1 (58.2 ovs): H Nicholls against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, NZ: 1)
  • A Dananjaya 4th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/50 (18.2)
  • Tea: New Zealand 179/5 in 60.2 overs
  • New Zealand 203/5 in 67.5 overs
  • Stumps: New Zealand 203/5 in 68.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (78.5 ovs): W Somerville against SL (CAUGHT) Successful (SL: 2, NZ: 1) (Retained)
  • New ball taken: New Zealand 239/8 in 81.0 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 249/8 in 83.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (83.2 ovs): A Patel against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, NZ: 0)
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 249/10 in 83.2 overs
  • D Karunaratne dropped on 19 by R Taylor in 11.2 overs
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 34/1 in 13.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 50/1 in 16.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (27.1 ovs): NZ against K Mendis (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, NZ: 1)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 93/2 in 32.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 100/2 in 36.2 overs
  • K Mendis 10th Test fifty: 53 runs in 88 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 143/3 in 46.5 overs
  • Sri Lanka 150/4 in 49.1 overs
  • A Mathews 34th Test fifty: 50 runs in 97 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • A Patel 2nd Test 5-wicket haul: 5/47 (16.1)
  • Sri Lanka 150/4 in 49.1 overs
  • Referral 4 (59.4 ovs): S Lakmal against NZ (LBW) successful (SL: 2, NZ: 1)
  • Sri Lanka 200/7 in 69.3 overs
  • Stumps: Sri Lanka 227/7 in 80.0 overs
  • New ball taken: Sri Lanka 227/7 in 80.1 overs
  • N Dickwella 12th Test fifty: 50 in 95 balls (2x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 3 (88.4 ovs): NZ against L Embuldeniya (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, NZ: 0)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 262/4 in 90.5 overs
  • Referral 4 (93.2 ovs): L Embuldeniya against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, NZ: 0)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 267/10 in 93.2 overs
  • Lunch: New Zealand 18/1 in 13 overs
  • New Zealand 50/3 in 20.6 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 65 balls between H Nicholls (15) and T Latham (29)
  • Referral 1 (30.2 ovs): B Watling against SL (LBW) successful (SL: 2, NZ: 2)
  • H Nicholls dropped on 25 by N Dickwella in 38.5 overs
  • Tea: New Zealand 124/6 in 49.3 overs
  • T Southee dropped on 10 by K Mendis in 56.3 overs
  • New Zealand 151/6 in 61.5 overs
  • Referral 2 (61.6 ovs): SL against BJ Watling (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, NZ: 2)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 168/6 in 66.0 overs
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 50 off 110 balls between BJ Watling (29) and T Southee (21)
  • BJ Watling 17th Test fifty: 50 runs in 120 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • T Southee dropped on 22 by N Dickwella in 68.5 overs
  • Bad Light: New Zealand 195/7 in 76.0 overs
  • New Zealand 201/7 in 79.2 overs
  • New ball taken: New Zealand 203/7 in 80 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 231/8 in 92.0 overs
  • New Zealand 250/8 in 97.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (103.1 ovs): SL against A Patel (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, NZ: 0)
  • Referral 2 (106 ovs): A Patel against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, NZ: 0)
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 285/10 in 106 overs
  • Lunch: New Zealand 285/10 in 106 overs
  • Sri Lanka 52/0 in 25.4 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 154 balls between D Karunaratne (34) and L Thirimanne (17)
  • D Karunaratne 23rd Test fifty: 51 runs in 113 balls (2x4) (0x6)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 76/0 in 32 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 231 balls between D Karunaratne (58) and L Thirimanne (41)
  • L Thirimanne 6th Test fifty: 51 runs in 124 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 127/0 in 47.0 overs
  • Stumps: Sri Lanka 133/0 in 50.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 155/0 in 57.5 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 155 off 347 balls between D Karunaratne (89) and L Thirimanne (61)
  • Referral 1 (60.1 ovs): NZ against L Thirimanne(LBW) Successful (SL: 2, NZ: 2)
  • D Karunaratne 9th Test hundred : 103 runs in 216 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 193/2 in 67.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 202/2 in 68.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (77.5 ovs): K Perera against NZ(Caught) Successful (SL: 2, NZ: 2)
  • Referral 3 (79.4 ovs): NZ against K Perera(LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, NZ: 1)
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