New Zealand Men V Sri Lanka Men - 1st Test

NZ
-/-
578 (157.3 ov)
VS
SL
287/3 (115.0 ov)
282 (90.0 ov)
CR:2.50 | Day 5
Match Drawn
MATCH DETAILS
  • Venue

    Basin Reserve, Wellington

  • Series

    New Zealand v Sri Lanka Tests - Men's

  • Toss

    New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.

  • Umpire

    Gough, M A , Tucker, R J

  • Match Referee

    Richardson, R B

  • Tv Umpire

    Illingworth, R K

  • Man of the Match

    -

  • Danushka Gunathilaka 3 (17)
  • Kusal Mendis 141 (335)
Bowler O M R W NB WD Ec.
Neil Wagner 23.0 4 100 0 2 4 4.35

Over 115. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 3-287(rr 2.50)

114.6 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls, fielded by Williamson. It's just started to drizzle again in Wellington, so with just a few minutes until the lunch break the umpires decide it's best to get the covers on. It was only a short session but yet another one in which Mathews and Mendis looked untroubled. Sri Lanka trail by just nine runs now and the draw is looking more and more likely. Rain is the winner today in Wellington so the First Test at the Basin Reserve is drawn. Two days ago that seemed impossible with Sri Lanka wobbling in their second innings and still a long way behind New Zealand, yet Angelo Mathews (120*) and Kusal Mendis (141*) didn't let that bother them. The two right-handers played with contrasting batting styles but similar battling attitude, putting on an astounding unbroken 274 run partnership to rescue their side from oblivion. After Tim Southee (68-6) made expert use of helpful conditions on the opening day, the pitch really seemed to flatten out and runs were there for the taking. While several Kiwi batsmen got starts, Tom Latham stood head and shoulders above the rest through immense levels of concentration and discipline to compile a career-best 264 not out, carrying his bat in the process. The obdurate opener showed the method which Mathews and Mendis later copied, meaning we head to Christchurch on Boxing Day with the series still level.

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114.5 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.

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114.4 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.

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114.3 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.

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114.2 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Patel.

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114.1 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.

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Over 114. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Sri Lanka: 3-287(rr 2.52)

113.6 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval. Three maidens in a row but no sniff of a wicket coming the way of the Black Caps - Mathews and Mendis remain in complete control at the Basin Reserve.

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113.5 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.

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113.4 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

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113.3 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.

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113.2 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

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113.1 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Boult.

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Over 113. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 3-287(rr 2.54)

112.6 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.

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112.5 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.

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112.4 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

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112.3 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.

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Over 113. no runs. Bowler: Ajaz Patel. Sri Lanka: 3-287(rr 2.54)

112.2 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.

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112.1 Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis

Ajaz Patel to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

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Over 112. no runs. Bowler: Neil Wagner. Sri Lanka: 3-287(rr 2.56)

111.6 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.

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111.5 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

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111.4 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.

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111.3 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.

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111.2 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Southee.

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111.1 Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews

Neil Wagner to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wagner.

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Over 111. 12 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 3-287(rr 2.59)

110.6 Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis

Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Boult.

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110.5 Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis

Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.

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110.4 Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis

FOUR! Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Sri Lanka are charging towards parity as Mendis rolls his wrists on a pull to send it screaming through square leg.

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Over 111. 6 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. Sri Lanka: 3-281(rr 2.53)

110.3 Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis

Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Raval.

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110.2 Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis

FOUR! Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Another drive whistles past the bowler as straight as an arrow, this is quickly becoming a trademark of Mendis.

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110.1 Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis

Tim Southee to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Williamson.

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