Sri Lanka in New Zealand, 2 Test Series, 2018

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Test

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Date & Time: 25 December 2018

Sri Lanka 236/9

RR: 2.21 | New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 423 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Danushka Gunathilaka c BJ Watling & b Tim Southeec BJ Watling & b Tim Southee4700
Dimuth Karunaratne c BJ Watling & b Trent Boultc BJ Watling & b Trent Boult0200
Dinesh Chandimal c Henry Nicholls & b Neil Wagnerc Henry Nicholls & b Neil Wagner5622850
Kusal Mendis c & b Neil Wagnerc & b Neil Wagner67147100
Angelo Mathews retired out retired out 225420
Roshen Silva c BJ Watling & b Neil Wagnerc BJ Watling & b Neil Wagner187310
Niroshan Dickwella bowled Tim Southeebowled Tim Southee193120
Dilruwan Perera c Kane Williamson & b Neil Wagnerc Kane Williamson & b Neil Wagner226230
Suranga Lakmal bowled Trent Boultbowled Trent Boult182530
Dushmantha Chameera lbw Trent Boultlbw Trent Boult3800
Lahiru Kumara Batting Batting 0100
Extras 7 (b 4, lb 2, w 1, nb 0)
Total 236 (9 Wkts, 106.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
1-1 (Dimuth Karunaratne,1), 9-2 (Danushka Gunathilaka,1.5), 126-3 (Kusal Mendis,54.5), 158-4 (Dinesh Chandimal,76.2), 181-5 (Niroshan Dickwella,85.1), 208-6 (Roshen Silva,95.4), 233-7 (Suranga Lakmal,104.3), 233-8 (Dilruwan Perera,105.2), 236-9 (Dushmantha Chameera,106.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Trent Boult28.2 11 77 3 2.73
Tim Southee27 13 61 2 2.26
Colin de Grandhomme10 1 23 0 2.30
Neil Wagner29 10 48 4 1.66
Ajaz Patel12 9 21 0 1.75
Jeet Raval0 0 0 0 0
Tom Latham0 0 0 0 0
Kane Williamson 0 0 0 0 0
Ross Taylor0 0 0 0 0
Henry Nicholls0 0 0 0 0
BJ Watling 0 0 0 0 0
106.2
0
T Boult to Chameera, OUT! NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 423 RUNS AND TAKE THE SERIES 1-0.

Have the Kiwis got another? The umpire has given Chameera out LBW but he has reviewed it. Only an inside edge can save him here.

106.1
2
T Boult to Chameera, Length delivery on off, Chameera drives it through mid off. Williamson chases it and stops it comfortably. The batsmen pick up a couple. Chameera is off the mark.
105.6
0
N Wagner to Kumara, Left alone outside the off stump. The ball was on a full length and hits some sort of a crack and deviates away suddenly. Watling collects it well.
105.5
1
N Wagner to Chameera, Almost! On the pads this one, Chameera flicks it in the air towards fine leg. There was a leg slip present but the ball goes just wide of the fielder there.
105.4
0
N Wagner to Chameera, What happened here? The ball was on a short length and Chameera tried to duck and let it go but the ball didn't rise at all. The ball goes off the handle of Dushmantha's bat. Could've been painful if the ball had hit him on the glove.
105.3
0
N Wagner to Chameera, Bouncer on middle, Chameera ducks under the ball and lets it go.

Lahiru Kumara is the new batsman in.

105.2
0
Wagner to D Perera, OUT! Two in quick succession. Perera has been bounced out here by Wagner. New Zealand 1 away now? Effort ball on middle, Perera doesn't duck out of the way and tries to pull this one. He is not in control and the ball just goes in the air as far as Kane Williamson at square leg, who runs back and takes an easy catch. New Zealand all but home here. Perera falls after a good hand.
105.1
0
N Wagner to Perera, Outside off, short of a length delivery, Perera defends off the back foot.
104.6
0
T Boult to Chameera, Well outside off, left alone by the batsman at the last moment.
104.5
0
T Boult to Chameera, Slightly fuller just outside off, holds its line this time. Dushmantha defends well.
104.4
0
T Boult to Chameera, Length ball just outside off, Chameera defends this one with hard hands. The ball goes off the inside half of the bat on to the leg side.

Dushmantha Chameera is in at number 9, replacing Lakmal.

104.3
0
Boult to S Lakmal, OUT! TIMBER! Beauty of a delivery. Good length delivery coming into the batsman, Boult swings into Lakmal who looks to keep it out but there was a big gap between bat and pad. It went through that and he got bowled. New Zealand are three away from victory if Mathews comes out to bat.
104.2
2
T Boult to Lakmal, Full toss on middle, Lakmal looks to flick it but it went of the inner half of the bat. It goes through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
104.1
0
T Boult to Lakmal, Starts with a bumper, Lakmal does well to duck under it.

We are set to get underway. The players and umpires are out in the middle. Dilruwan Perera and Suranga Lakmal are at the crease. Lakmal to take strike. Trent Boult will start the proceedings for Day 5.

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the decider Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Christchurch. 90 overs, 4 wickets is the equation for the hosts, that too considering Mathews comes out to bat. The speculation though is that he might not come out to the middle. However, the visitors have shown character and determination to survive like the first Test where the rain came to their rescue. This time though it seems to be a little difficult with rain not forecast. Will the Black Caps clean up the tail or is there a miracle on the cards? What is in store for us? Stay tuned.

... DAY 5, SESSION 1 ...

Now then, how long will it take for New Zealand to wrap this up on Day 5? Will Angelo Mathews come out to bat? Is there another fightback left? All these questions will be answered on the final day of the second Test at 1100 local (2200 GMT, previous night). Till then, take care and goodbye!

The Kiwi bowlers, bowled their heart out on a wicket which had nothing for the bowlers. Wagner especially, he bowled with the same energy throughout and also bowled long spells. He was the pick of the bowlers ending with three big wickets of, Mendis and Chandimal the half centurions and the third one was of Roshen Silva. He was well supported by Southee who also picked two. Boult and Patel did look threatening but did not have luck on their side.

After the first session being a wicket-less one and just one wicket falling in the second, we thought, the Lankans are once again on the verge of pulling off a miracle here. However, Angelo Mathew's injury changed the whole course of the game. The former Lankan skipper did not walk out to bat in the last session and that proved to be the opening the Kiwis needed. They then got rid of Chandimal quickly, Dickwella also did not last for long. Roshen Silva was stubborn but he too got out to a loose shot. A Day 4 finish looked on the cards. Perera and Lakmal though battled hard and ensured we head into Day 5.

A happy New Zealand team walk off the field, they have turned it around in the last session by picking up 5 wickets. The Lankans have no recognized batsman left and with Angelo Mathews not sure of batting, the hosts are firm favorites to take the series.

103.6
0
N Wagner to Perera, Good length delivery on off, Perera defends it out and negotiates the last ball of the day. THAT IS STUMPS ON DAY 4.
103.5
0
N Wagner to Perera, Bowls a bumper, the batsman ducks underneath it.
103.4
0
N Wagner to Perera, Good length delivery on off, Dilruwan defends off the back foot.
103.3
1
N Wagner to S Lakmal, Good length delivery on off, Lakmal taps it towards point. The non-striker has already started to run but Lakmal is ball watching. Colin de Grandhomme goes for the direct hit at the bowlers end but misses it. The batsmen take a run. Lakmal would have been a goner had he hit that.
103.2
0
N Wagner to Lakmal, Bowls a bouncer, Suranga ducks underneath it.
103.1
0
N Wagner to Lakmal, Bowls a bumper, Lakmal does well to duck under it.
102.6
0
Tim Southee to Perera, Bowls a bouncer, Dilruwan does well to duck under it.
102.5
0
Tim Southee to Perera, Good length delivery on middle, Dilruwan defends off the back foot.
102.4
2
Tim Southee to Perera, Full on off, Perera drives it through covers. Two runs taken.
102.3
0
Tim Southee to Perera, Bowls a bouncer, Dilruwan does well to duck under it.
102.2
1
Tim Southee to Lakmal, Length delivery on middle, Lakmal flicks it towards square leg for a run.
102.1
0
Tim Southee to Lakmal, Outside off, Lakmal looks to cut but misses it.
101.6
0
N Wagner to Perera, Short of a length delivery, Perera looks to nudge it but gets an edge towards the leg side.
101.5
1
N Wagner to S Lakmal, Short delivery, Lakmal pulls towards mid-wicket for a single.
101.4
0
N Wagner to Lakmal, Bowls a bumper, Lakmal does well to evade it.
101.3
1
N Wagner to Perera, Length delivery on off, Perera taps it towards covers for a run.
101.2
0
N Wagner to Perera, Short of a length delivery, Perera looked to rise on that one but misses it.
101.1
0
N Wagner to Perera, Good length delivery on middle, Perera blocks it off his back foot.
100.6
0
Tim Southee to Lakmal, Third bouncer in the over. Suranga does well to duck under it. 8 runs off the over.
100.5
4
Tim Southee to Lakmal, FOUR! Good shot. Bowls a leg cutter outside off, Lakmal cuts it through point for a boundary.
100.4
0
Tim Southee to Lakmal, Bowls a bumper, Lakmal ducks underneath it.
100.3
0
Tim Southee to Lakmal, Good length delivery on off, Lakmal defends off the front foot.
100.2
0
Tim Southee to Lakmal, Bowls a bouncer, Lakmal does well to duck under it.
100.1
4
Tim Southee to S Lakmal, FOUR! EDGED BUT SAFE! Full on off, Lakmal looks to defend but gets an outside edge towards first slip. It falls short of the fielder who dives but it goes through him for a boundary.
99.6
0
N Wagner to Perera, Short delivery outside off, Perera defends off the back foot.
99.5
0
N Wagner to Perera, Good length delivery on off, the batsman keeps it out.