Highlights, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Watling lead Black Caps' fightback

Catch all the latest updates from Day three of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.

FirstCricket Staff, Aug 16, 2019 17:26:51 IST

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

249/10
Overs
83.2
R/R
2.99
Fours
17
Sixes
2
Extras
3
267/10
Overs
93.2
R/R
2.86
Fours
27
Sixes
4
Extras
3
285/10
Overs
106.0
R/R
2.69
Fours
17
Sixes
2
Extras
11
268/4
Overs
86.1
R/R
3.11
Fours
21
Sixes
2
Extras
7

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Day 2, report: Spin bowler Ajaz Patel took five wickets to help New Zealand restrict Sri Lanka to 227-7 at stumps on the second day of the first test on Thursday.

Sri Lanka trails New Zealand by 22 runs with three wickets remaining after the tourists were bowled out for 249 in the morning session.

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Watling lead Black Caps fightback

Sri Lanka resume day three with 22 runs behind New Zealand's first innings score and three wickets in hand. AP

Sri Lanka was well placed on 143-2 in its first innings just before tea when Patel had Kusal Mendis caught by Ross Taylor at slip. Mendis' dismissal for 53 ended a 77-run partnership with Angelo Mathews (50) and opened the gates for four more wickets to fall within 40 minutes after tea.

Mendis hit seven boundaries and a six.

Kusal Perera (1) was confused by a rising ball from fast bowler Trent Boult and was caught at cover by Mitchell Santner, and Dhanajaya de Silva (5) stepped out to drive but gave a sharp return catch to Patel.

Angelo Mathews made 50 and edged a sharp turning delivery from Patel to Taylor at slip. He also hit seven boundaries and a six.

Sri Lanka slumped to 161-7, losing five wickets for 18 runs, before Niroshan Dickwella and No. 9 batsman Suranga Lakmal added an unbeaten 66-run partnership for the eighth wicket.

Dickwella is on 39 and Lakmal 28 not out.

Patel had bowling figures of 5-76, his second five-wicket haul only in his sixth test.

The pitch was turning but its slowness meant batsmen could still be threatening, Patel said.

"It's a patience game, in these conditions once guys are set it can be a bit difficult to get them out. So you got to be hanging in there for a long period of time," Patel said.

He added that quick wickets could follow once a breakthrough was achieved.

Sri Lanka went to lunch at 34-1 with Mendis and captain Dimuth Karunaratne at the crease. Karunaratne (39) was out with the total on 66, trapped lbw by Patel, bringing Mendis and Mathews together.

Lahiru Thirimanne was out for 10, stumped by BJ Watling off Patel.

Sri Lanka seamer Lakmal earlier ripped through New Zealand's middle and lower order with 4-29. New Zealand won the toss Wednesday and opted to bat first.

Lakmal said the first target Friday will be to equal New Zealand's score and build a lead from there. He expects New Zealand to take the new ball early.

New Zealand resumed Thursday on 203-5 with Taylor looking solid on 86 and Mitchell Santner on eight before collapsing.

Play started 15 minutes early because only 34 deliveries were possible in the third session on the opening day because of rain.

Taylor was out in the first delivery he faced for the day, slashing at a ball leaving him from Lakmal's bowling and giving a catch to wicketkeeper Dickwella.

Taylor's 132-ball innings included six boundaries. It was his 31st half-century in test cricket.

With 11 runs added to the score, Santner (13) left a ball from Lakmal pitching outside off stump, which came back to trap him lbw.

Spin bowler Akila Dananjaya returned Sri Lanka's best bowling figures of 5-80.

Updated Date: Aug 16, 2019 17:26:51 IST






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