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
NZ 249/10
Bat Top batsman
Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor
86 (132)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 65.15SR
Henry Nicholls
Henry Nicholls
42 (78)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 53.84SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
Akila Dananjaya
ECON 2.66
30
OVERS
80/5
R/W
Bowler
Suranga Lakmal
ECON 1.89
15.2
OVERS
29/4
R/W
SL 267/10
Bat Top batsman
Niroshan Dickwella
Niroshan Dickwella
61 (109)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 55.96SR
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis
53 (89)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 59.55SR
Bowl Top Bowler
NZ 285/10
Bat Top batsman
BJ Watling
BJ Watling
77 (173)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 44.50SR
Tom Latham
Tom Latham
45 (81)
  • 3x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 55.55SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
Lasith Embuldeniya
ECON 2.67
37
OVERS
99/4
R/W
Bowler
Dhananjaya de Silva
ECON 2.08
12
OVERS
25/3
R/W
SL 268/4
Bat Top batsman
Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne
122 (243)
  • 6x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 50.20SR
Lahiru Thirimanne
Lahiru Thirimanne
64 (163)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 39.26SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
Tim Southee
ECON 2.75
12
OVERS
33/1
R/W
Bowler
Trent Boult
ECON 3.70
9.1
OVERS
34/1
R/W
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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!
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.
87 OV
1 run
T. Boult to A. Mathews
  • 086.1
  • 086.2
  • 186.3
  • 486.4
  • 086.5
  • 086.6
  • 186.7
86 OV
5 run
T. Southee to A. Mathews & de Silva
  • 085.1
  • 085.2
  • 185.3
  • 485.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
85 OV
3 run
T. Boult to A. Mathews & de Silva
  • 084.1
  • 084.2
  • 084.3
  • 184.4
  • 084.5
  • 284.6
84 OV
5 run
T. Southee to A. Mathews & de Silva
  • 083.1
  • 183.2
  • 083.3
  • 483.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
83 OV
4 run
T. Boult to K. Perera & de Silva
  • 082.1
  • W 82.2
  • 082.3
  • 082.4
  • 482.5
  • 082.6
82 OV
4 run
W. Somerville to A. Mathews
  • 081.1
  • 481.2
  • 081.3
  • 081.4
  • 081.5
  • 081.6
81 OV
5 run
T. Boult to A. Mathews & K. Perera
  • 080.1
  • 080.2
  • 080.3
  • 180.4
  • 080.5
  • 480.6
80 OV
3 run
W. Somerville to A. Mathews & K. Perera
  • 079.1
  • 079.2
  • 179.3
  • 079.4
  • 179.5
  • 179.6
79 OV
9 run
T. Southee to A. Mathews & K. Perera
  • 078.1
  • 178.2
  • 478.3
  • 078.4
  • 078.5
  • 478.6
78 OV
7 run
W. Somerville to A. Mathews & K. Perera
  • 077.1
  • 177.2
  • 277.3
  • 477.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
77 OV
4 run
T. Southee to D. Karunaratne & K. Perera
  • W 76.1
  • 076.2
  • 076.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 476.6
76 OV
3 run
K. Williamson to D. Karunaratne & A. Mathews
  • 075.1
  • 175.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 175.5
  • 175.6
75 OV
0 run
T. Southee to A. Mathews
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
74 OV
3 run
K. Williamson to A. Mathews & D. Karunaratne
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 173.3
  • 273.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
73 OV
1 run
T. Southee to A. Mathews & D. Karunaratne
  • 072.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 172.5
  • 072.6
72 OV
5 run
K. Williamson to A. Mathews & D. Karunaratne
  • 2 B 71.1
  • 171.2
  • 071.3
  • 171.4
  • 071.5
  • 171.6
71 OV
1 run
T. Southee to A. Mathews & D. Karunaratne
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 170.5
  • 070.6
70 OV
2 run
W. Somerville to D. Karunaratne
  • 069.1
  • 269.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
69 OV
7 run
M. Santner to D. Karunaratne & A. Mathews
  • 168.1
  • 068.2
  • 168.3
  • 468.4
  • 168.5
  • 068.6
68 OV
3 run
W. Somerville to D. Karunaratne & A. Mathews
  • 167.1
  • 067.2
  • 167.3
  • 067.4
  • 167.5
  • 067.6
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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