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NZ seals test series by 2-0 against Sri Lanka

By Real11 - Mar 20 2023 265 Views
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New Zeland won the match by innings and 58 runs in the second Test 

On Monday, Black Caps defeated the Visitors Sri Lanka by 2-0 to clean sweep them in the 2-match test series. New Zeland won the match by innings and 58 runs in the second Test. 

Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya D'Silva hanged in the middle after the follow-on but could not save the team from a humiliating defeat for the Visitors. D'Silva scored 98 runs in the second innings, including 12 fours and 1 six in his belligerent innings, and somehow he kept Lanka's hopes alive when other batters were struggling at the crease. The Visitors' first innings were reduced to 164 runs, after which the visiting team's wickets were continuously falling from one end.

For the Black Caps, veteran batter Kane Williamson (215) and left-handed batter Henry Nicholls (200) scored double centuries in the first innings for New Zealand to guide the Hosts to post a mammoth score of 580 runs against Sri Lanka. This was the 6th double-test century for Williamson in test matches. He scored 337 runs in this test series with a staggering average of 168.50, the next best batter in the list was Henry Nicholls who scored 222 runs in 2 matches with an average of 111.00.

In the wicket column, skipper of the side Tim Southee scalped the most 11 wickets in this test series with an average of 17.64. He was followed by Matt Henry who also took the same number of the wicket as well.

In the first Test, the Black Caps won the match by 2 wickets on the last ball of the fifth day of the first test match in a thrilling encounter. In the second innings of the match, while chasing the target of 285 runs, the former skipper of the side Kane Williamson scored a brilliant century for New Zealand.

32-year-old right-handed batter Williamson scored an unbeaten 121 and helped his side to cross the line on the very last ball of the match. The Visitors SL, who came out to bat first in the match, put 355 runs on the board. In response, New Zealand scored 373 runs. In their second innings, Sri Lanka scored 302 runs and gave the host New Zealand a target of 285 runs. 

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