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Sri Lanka bowled out for 416 vs. New Zealand

Sri Lanka bowled out for 416 vs. New Zealand

New Zealand whipped through the Sri Lanka tail to bowl out the hosts on Thursday, but not before the home team had accumulated a solid 416 in its first innings of the second test.
Thilan Samaraweera top scored with 143 runs for Sri Lanka, whose innings ended in the middle session of day two.
New Zealand offspinner Jeetan Patel picked up three wickets in the middle session and finished with 4-78 to hasten Sri Lanka's collapse after the hosts had been strongly placed at 372-5 at lunch.
Prasanna Jayawardena (17) was the first to be dismissed after lunch, caught by Iain O'Brien off saeamer Chris Martin.
Patel then elicited an edge off Dammika Prasad to Ross Taylor at slip and the next ball trapped Rangana Herath lbw.
Samaraweera, who had batted cautiously, tried to reverse-sweep Patel only to get a top edge that was caught by wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum.
Samaraweera faced 240 balls and hit 17 boundaries and a six for his 11th test hundred and became the second batsman to score more than 1,000 test runs this year, along with England's Andrew Strauss.
But Samaraweera had outperformed Strauss by scoring the runs in seven less innings, and at an average of more than 95.
This year was eventful for Samaraweera, who scored back-to-back double hundreds in Pakistan before sustaining a bullet wound in the thigh in a terrorist attack on the team's bus in March.
He also hit 159 in the first innings of the opening test, helping Sri Lanka win the match by 202 runs.
In the morning session, New Zealand seamer Iain O'Brien ended a 180-run partnership between Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene by dismissing Jayawardene for 92.
Jayawardene missed out on his 27th century when he tried to chase a ball away from his body and was caught behind by McCullum. He played more cautiously than usual, spending more than five hours at the crease facing 234 balls and hitting just eight boundaries.
After he went, Samaraweera and Chamara Kapugedera combined for a 72-run partnership which ended minutes before lunch when Kapugedera (35) scooped a catch to Daniel Vettori from spinner Patel.
Vettori, who on Wednesday reached a rare double by taking his 300th test wicket to add to 3,000 test runs, finished with 3-104.


Updated : 2021-04-14 18:31 GMT+08:00