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Sri Lanka 38-2 at lunch vs. New Zealand

New Zealand takes early advantage on day 2 of 1st test; Sri Lanka 38-2 at lunch

Sri Lanka 38-2 at lunch vs. New Zealand

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) -- Trent Boult and Neil Wagner grabbed early wickets to send Sri Lanka to lunch at 38-2, replying to New Zealand's first innings of 431 Friday on the second day of the first cricket test at the University Oval.

Dimuth Karunaratne was on 21 and Dinesh Chandimal 6 not out in what may be a crucial partnership between two of the most-experienced batsman in a Sri Lanka team that is rebuilding after the retirements of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

Both wickets fell to catches by wicketkeeper B.J. Watling who surpassed 100 test dismissals. Boult had opener Kusal Mendis caught by Watling for eight when Sri Lanka was on 19.

Watling then took a good low catch in Wagner's first over to remove Udara Jayasundera for 1 in his test debut.

Updated : 2021-09-25 03:49 GMT+08:00