New Zealand notch up record win over SL

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Untitled-8Trent Boult and Neil Wagner quickly wrapped up Sri Lanka’s second innings yesterday as New Zealand clinched the series 1-0 with a dominant 423-run victory in the second Test.
Boult trapped Dushmantha Chameera in front after only 10 minutes of play on the fifth day. 


While the batsman asked for a review Third Umpire Rod Tucker confirmed the on-field decision two minutes later to bring the match to an end.


Boult wasted little time in the overcast conditions as he bowled Suranga Lakmal for 18 on the third ball, before Wagner had Dilruwan Perera caught for 22 on the eighth.
Boult then wrapped up the innings at 236 for nine with Angelo Mathews unable to bat.


With the first match in Wellington ending in a damp draw, Sunday’s victory saw the hosts win a fourth successive Test series for the first time.


The victory over Sri Lanka, by the biggest ever margin for New Zealand and eighth largest of all time in terms of runs, followed back-to-back series wins against the West Indies, England and Pakistan this year. 
The victory was even more impressive given New Zealand had been reduced to 64 for six on the first day, before Tim Southee produced a counter-attacking innings of 68 that pushed their total through to 178.
Southee then blasted the top off Sri Lanka’s reply, reducing them to 21 for three. The performance on the first day earned him Man-of-the-Match honours.


Boult followed up Southee’s cameo with a stunning burst of six wickets in 15 deliveries early on the second day, which swung the game in their favour as they took a 74-run lead.

 

Boult wasted little time in the overcast conditions as he bowled Suranga Lakmal for 18 on the third ball, before Wagner had Dilruwan Perera caught for 22 on the eighth. Boult then wrapped up the innings at 236 for nine with Angelo Mathews unable to bat


New Zealand’s batsmen all got starts in their second innings with Tom Latham (176) and Henry Nicholls (162 not out) notching their first centuries on their home ground as Williamson declared at 585 for four.
Sri Lanka put up a stronger second innings performance as they sought to either grind out an improbable 660 runs for victory, or bat for more than two days to save the game.


Their resistance was broken late on the fourth day.


REUTERS 

 

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