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NewZealand vs SriLanka LIVE Score, Day 4: Lankans have lost their openers as they still trail by 303 runs. Sri Lanka got…
NewZealand vs SriLanka LIVE Score, Day 4: Lankans have lost their openers as they still trail by 303 runs. Sri Lanka got all out on 164 in their 1st innings. Kiwis enforced the follow-on in the 2nd session of Day 3 as Lankans are still trailing by a huge margin. Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne fought the lone battle at Basin Reserve with a gutsy 89 in 1st innings. Visitors lost ten wickets in total on Day 3 after losing 2 late on the second day. Kane Williamson smashed his 6th Double Ton while Henry Nicholls scored his maiden 200 to post 58o in 1st innings for Kiwis. Follow NZ vs SL 2nd Test LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN
Williamson scored his 28th Test century in the morning session. This was the former Kiwi Test skipper’s 3rd 100-plus run mark in the last 3 matches. The duo overpowered Lankan bowlers as Kiwis posted a mammoth score in the 3rd session on Day 2.
On Day 1, Devon Conway and Tom Latham provided a blistering start to the hosts. The openers put up an 87-run stand for 1st wicket. Conway slammed 78 while Latham departed on 21 by Kusan Rajitha. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field at Basin Reserve on the opening day. Doug Bracewell returned to the Test team after six years for Kiwis in place of the injured Neil Wagner. Early Lunch was taken on Day 1 of the Wellington Test due to a wet outfield.
Test double century number SIX for Kane Williamson! His second against Sri Lanka at the @BasinReserve. Follow play LIVE in NZ with @sparknzsport. #NZvSL pic.twitter.com/q6I7u7sFgR
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 18, 2023
New Zealand (Playing XI):
Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell(w), Michael Bracewell, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee(c), Matt Henry, Blair Tickner.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI):
Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nishan Madushka(w), Kasun Rajitha, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando.
- NewZealand lead in the series 1-0 after a last-ball thriller in 1st Test.
- With the loss, SriLanka’s chances of qualifying for the WTC Final is also gone.
- But in Wellington, SriLanka are aiming to bounce back.
- SriLanka have only won once at the Basin Reserve in 6 Tests.
After heartbreak in Christchurch, SriLanka are aiming to bounce back. NZ vs SL LIVE Streaming is on Amazon Prime Video. Lankans know, it won’t be easy to bounce back with Kane Williamson single-handedly denying them a famous victory in 1st Test. Dimuth Karunaratne is convinced that they can take 20 wickets against Tim Southee-led NewZealand in the 2nd test starting in Wellington on Friday. But they will lack motivation with World Test Championship (WTC Final) out of bounds.
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Sri Lanka’s chance of a rare series win in New Zealand has gone. But victory at the Basin Reserve would help them end a losing streak in the country going back to 2006 when they split a series.
Motivation may be more of a challenge for the hosts in their final match. Firebrand paceman Neil Wagner has been ruled out with a hamstring strain. Neither team have decided on their 11. But NZ are expected to include Doug Bracewell for his first test in years to join captain Tim Southee and Matt Henry in the pace attack.
New Zealand have happy memories of their last test at the Basin Reserve. They beat England by one run, becoming only the fourth team in history to claim victory after being made to follow on.
The players piled into a limousine and drove a few laps of the ground in celebration before a big night out. Southee suggested there would be no need for another limousine booking to motivate his team.
The pitch for the 2nd Test match between between New Zealand vs Sri Lanka. pic.twitter.com/Ybw7CZX6jj
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 16, 2023
NewZealand vs SriLanka Match Details:
- Match: Sri Lanka Tour of New Zealand 2023, 2nd Test
- Date: March 17, Friday
- Time: 3:30 AM IST.
- Venue: Basin Reserve in Wellington.
- NZ SL Live Streaming: Amazon Prime Video.
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