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New Zealand crumble after Kane Williamson ton in Colombo Test

New Zealand crumble after Kane Williamson ton in Colombo Test

Rangana Herath got rid of Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson to give Sri Lanka the edge ahead of Lunch © AFP

Colombo: Nov 26, 2012

Rangana Herath grabbed two big wickets to lead Sri Lanka‘s fightback on the second day of the second and final Test against New Zealand at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Monday.

First to go after lunch was debutant Todd Astle. Astle was seeing the spinner well but failed to read the carrom ball that pitched outside his off-stump and spun back in to trap him leg-before when he didn’t offer a shot.

The left-arm spinner removed skipper Ross Taylor for 142 and Kane Williamson for 135 in his three overs as the tourists slipped from 276 for two to 298 for five in their first innings at lunch.

Taylor and Williamson added 262 for the third wicket to put their team in a strong position before they fell in the space of 14 runs, trapped leg-before while attempting to sweep.

Part-time off-spinner Tillakaratne Dilshan bowled wicket-keeper Kruger van Wyk for a duck as New Zealand lost three wickets in the morning session after adding 75 to their overnight total of 223-2.

Taylor, 119 overnight, cracked 11 fours in his 306-ball knock while Williamson’s 305-ball innings included 12 boundaries.

Sri Lanka, who took their second wicket in the fourth over on Sunday, continued to struggle until Herath and Dilshan struck in the second hour of the morning.

Williamson, 95 overnight, reached his third Test century in 18 matches with an edged four to third man off paceman Shaminda Eranga.

He also completed 1,000 Test runs a few overs later, fluently driving seamer Nuwan Kulasekara through the covers for a boundary.

Herath, who took 11 wickets in his team’s crushing 10-wicket victory in the opening Test in Galle, has so far taken two wickets for 57 off 32 overs.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 298 for 5 (Ross Taylor 142, Kane Williamson 135; Rangana Herath 2 for 57) vs Sri Lanka.

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