CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Shaminda Eranga and Suranga Lakmal put on 59 for the last wicket to lift Sri Lanka to 407 in its second innings Monday and set New Zealand a chase for 105 to win the first cricket test.
Sri Lanka started the day at 293-5, still trailing by 10 runs after being dismissed for 138 in its first innings and following on 303 run behind New Zealand's 441. Its second innings lasted 154 overs and ended 10 minutes after the scheduled lunch break on the fourth day.
Tim Southee quickly captured the wickets of overnight batsmen Tharindu Kaushal for 12 and captain Angelo Matthews for 66. But wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene made 23 to slow New Zealand's winning progress before Eranga (45 not out) and Lakmal (16) staged a superb rearguard action.