2nd Test: New Zealand set for series sweep against Sri Lanka | cricket news

NEW DELHI: New Zealand enforced the follow on to maintain their dominance over Sri Lanka in the second Test on Sunday to set up chances of a series clean sweep with two days to play.
Sri Lanka reached 113–2 at stumps on the third day in their second innings, but still trailed by 303 runs at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
They need a massive turnaround to avoid defeat after being bowled out for 164 in their first innings in reply to the Black Caps’ 580-4 declared.

Starting with a deficit of 416 runs, he showed more struggle in his second innings with the bat.
captain Dimuth Karunaratne Posted his second half-century of the day before being dismissed for 51 by counterpart Tim Southee, caught in the deep after fellow opener Oshada Fernando was dumped cheaply.
kusal mendis With 50 at the crease and Angelo Mathews unbeaten on 1 off 40 balls, the pair saw off the final 11.5 overs in spectacular fashion.

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A marathon battle to save the Test still awaits the visitors, whose slim hopes of winning the two-match series were effectively ended after being derailed from their first innings.
Sri Lanka’s tail bent sharply during a chaotic second session, with the last six wickets falling in the space of 15.1 overs for 50 runs, with the wicket playing relatively well.
Only three batsmen reached double figures in the first innings, including Karunaratne, who was the ninth man on 89.
The opener looked to get the visitors out of a deep hole when he and Dinesh Chandimal put on 80 runs for the fifth wicket after the loss of two wickets in the opening half-hour of the day to take them to 34-4.


Although Chandimal was stumped after scoring 34 runs. Michael Bracewell After charging the track immediately after tea, the spark of deceleration.
After this off-spinner Bracewell was removed Dhananjay D’Silva in his next over and later dismissed Karunaratne as he finished with 3–50.
fast bowler matt henry claimed 3-44 including the wicket-keeper Scar MadushkaWho scored 19 runs in his debut test.
kasun rajitha run out and asita fernando The last wicket was about to fall, both for ducks, ending Sri Lanka’s sixth lowest innings total on New Zealand soil.
Black Caps captain Southee had no hesitation in asking his opponents to bat again, even though that tactic dated back less than a month when England won the second Test against the Black Caps at the Basin Reserve. Follow-on was implemented through

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New Zealand went on to win that match, becoming the fourth team to win a follow-on in a Test.
The Black Caps are chasing a third successive Test win after their dramatic two-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Christchurch, which was sealed on the final ball.
(with inputs from agencies)

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