New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5 Highlights 19 December 2018
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5 Highlights. Here is the end of a very watchful match. Sri Lanka comes back and back strongly in the 2nd inning. Sri Lanka scores 282 all out in the first inning. Angelo Mathews, Karunaratne and N Dickwella score fifty plus runs in the first inning but no other batsmen score remarkable runs to get a high total for Kiwis.
Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand in the 1st inning. But in reply with some remarkable knocks from New Zealand batsmen. Kane Williamson scores quick fire of 92 of 93 runs and Tom Latham the man of this test match scores 264 not out and carry his bat throughout the inning. But then Sri Lanka start batting again in the second inning and they lost their early 3 wickets. But then Angelo Mathews and K Mendis proved as a bad dream for New Zealand bowlers.
They played full 3rd day of the 1st test match. Both of them scores their centuries and they did not lose their wickets. Then here come the final day of this test match. Sri Lanka continues from 259 runs. They trail by 37 runs. Means that they have to score 37 more runs o level the score and give New Zealand a fighting score to chase in the last inning.
Both the batsmen once again stood in front of Kiwis bowlers but the day was too short for both the teams. Because rain interrupts the game. K Mendis and Angelo Mathews score a record partnership. The scores the 2nd highest partnership in New Zealand for the 4th wicket. Sri Lanka scores 287 runs with the loss of 3 wickets and then rain interrupts the game. The decision of lunch was taken early by the umpire due to the rain. Fans were really excited for the result but the rain did not stop and Sri Lanka has to leave the inning o 287 for 3 wickets loss.
Mendis not out on 141 and Mathews not out on 120 runs. So the first test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka result as a drawn.