New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights 29 Dec 2018
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights 2018. A very entertaining match almost towards the end. New Zealand is in control of this match. Chances of this match are to close on day 4. But in the last test match, Angelo Mathews played a superb inning and saved the 1st test match. And that’s why this match is the series-deciding match.
The previous story of the match is, New Zealand bowled out on 178 by Sri Lanka in the first inning. And in reply Sri Lanka played an average batting on day 1 but on day 2 T boult become a bad dream for Sri Lanka and send all the team on 104 runs. Again New Zealand bat and score585 runs when K Williamson declared the team with the target of over 600 runs.
On day 3 stumps Sri Lanka 24/2 in the 2nd inning and need 636 more runs to win and now comes the day 4 of this series-deciding match. Chandimal and K Mendis ready to play the game with 2 early losses. Both of them were putting a good partnership meanwhile K Mendis complete a milestone of 1000 test runs.
K Mendis make his 8th test fifty. After the fifty of Mendis, D Chandimal completes his 17th test fifty. K Mendis was looking once again in the form of first test match but his inning comes to an end by a brilliant catch by Matt Henry. Henry was not part of the playing xi in UAE and in this series as well. But he came into fielding and took a blinder and break that partnership that was creating a problem for Kiwis.
Angelo Mathews was retired hurt after 22 runs. D Chandimal through a catch on a short ball by Neil Weigner. Niroshan Dickwella got inside edge and straight into the stumps. Sri Lanka survive day 4 and send this match result on day 5. On Day 4 stumps Sri Lanka score 231 runs with the loss of 6 wickets.