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New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in 2nd test

Williamson guides New Zealand to 5 wicket win over Sri Lanka in 2nd test, 2-0 series win

New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in 2nd test

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Kane Williamson kept his head while all around him were losing theirs, reaching an unbeaten century to steer New Zealand to a tense five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second test on Monday and a 2-0 sweep of the two-test series.

Williamson ended 108 not out after resuming at 78 as New Zealand progressed from 142-5 overnight to reach its winning target of 189 after only 55 minute play on the fourth morning of a match which saw dramatic changes of fortune.

Both teams seemed to squander winning positions before New Zealand finally edged to brink of victory by the end of the third day Sunday on which 16 wickets fell.


Updated : 2021-03-09 19:25 GMT+08:00