Even the Englishmen shocked India with their spinners at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, in a neighbouring country a spirited New Zealand got the better of an underperforming Sri Lankans at the P Sara Oval in Colombo.
New Zealand finally achieved a rare Test win on Sri Lankan soil, something that has eluded them since 1998. The Kiwis had to work hard for more than two sessions to take the remaining six wickets of the Lankans for a 167-run victory which forced the 2-match Test Series end in a 1-1 draw.
New Zealand are six wickets away from defeating Sri Lanka in the Second and Final Test at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Needing 363 to win, Sri Lanka slipped to a disastrous 47 for 4 inside 16 overs before stumps on Day 4.
An unbeaten partnership between Kane Williamson and Skipper Ross Taylor has placed New Zealand in an impressive position of 223 for 2 in the opening day’s play of the second and final Test at the P Sara Oval in Colombo.
The First Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was done and dusted inside three Tests at Galle. Hosts Sri Lanka eased to a 10-wicket win following a destructive spell from Rangana Herath which saw the Kiwis shot out for a paltry 118 in their second innings.