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New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka At Basin Reserve, Wellington, 15 December, 2018

15 December, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

282/10 (90.0 ov)

287/3 (115.0 ov)

1st Test

578/10 (157.3 ov)

New Zealand drew with Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka New Zealand
282/10 (90.0 ov) - R/R 3.13 578/10 (157.3 ov) - R/R 3.66
287/3 (115.0 ov) - R/R 2.49

Match Ended

Sri Lanka trail by 9 runs

This Over
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Batting Status R B 4s 6s
Kusal Mendis not out 141 335 16 0
Angelo Mathews not out 120 323 11 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 13/3 (6.2)

274 (274) R/R: 2.52

Kusal Mendis 141(329)
Angelo Mathews 120(323)

Dimuth Karunaratne 10(13) S.R (76.92)

c Trent Boult b Tim Southee

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Wellington: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in the first cricket test at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.

Captain Kane Williamson was able to give his three seamers first use of a pitch which had some light grass cover, and of overcast conditions with 80 percent humidity which should assist swing.

New Zealand's Tim Southee ran through Sri Lanka's top order in his opening spell. AP

New Zealand's Tim Southee ran through Sri Lanka's top order in his opening spell. AP

The new ball pair of Trent Boult and Tim Southee are rejoined by third seamer Neil Wagner, who missed New Zealand's most recent test against Pakistan. Spinner Ajaz Patel will play his first test on home soil.

Sri Lanka also named three seamers — Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara — alongside spinner Dilruwan Perera.

Danushka Gunathilaka will open the batting with Dimuth Karunaratne after performing well in Sri Lanka's only warm-up match.

New Zealand comes into the two-test series after beating Pakistan 2-1 in its three-test series in the United Arab Emirates. The New Zealand team returned home only six days ago but Williamson said the quick turnaround makes it "almost like the continuation of a series."

Sri Lanka suffered a 3-0 home loss to England in its latest test series. It is strengthened by the return from injury of captain Dinesh Chandimal.

Lineups:

New Zealand: Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, B.J. Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara.

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: December 15, 2018 15:10:50 IST

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