Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: As it happened
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Catch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Day 3.Updated: Aug 16, 2019 17:56 IST
Day 3 As it happened: A fighting half-century by wicketkeeper-batsman B.J. Watling helped New Zealand to take a lead of 177 at stumps on day three in the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle on Friday. New Zealand, who trailed Sri Lanka by 18 runs in the first innings, finished on 195 for seven and a target around 200 could prove tricky for the hosts.
Day 2 Report: Sri Lanka were saved from an embarassing collapse with Niroshan Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal build a 66-run partnership for the 8th wicket as the hosts managed to survive the onslaught from Kiwi bowlers. Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews scored fifties each, but with Ajaz Patel picking up five wickets, the Dimuth Karunaratne-led side found themselves seven-wickets down at 161. But Dickwella and Lakmal ensured that they hold on the fort and took their side to 227/7 at stump. The Kiwis will begin Day 3 with a slender 22-run lead and will hope to bowl out the opposition as soon as possible.