Home > News >

New Zealand take lead past 300 on Day Four of Colombo Test

New Zealand take lead past 300 on Day Four of Colombo Test

Skipper Ross Taylor is leading New Zealand from the front as his side take a 300-plus lead ©AFP

Colombo: Nov 28,2012

Skipper Ross Taylor (53 not out)  and debutant Todd Astle (32 not out) put on an unbeaten partnership of 79 runs in the second innings on Day Four of the Colombo Test to take New Zealand’s lead past the 300 mark.

Having bowled Sri Lanka out for 244, the Kiwis lost early wickets and were reduced to 75 for 5 before the duo of Taylor and Astle put on a good partnership.

Sri Lankan bowlers struck in quick successions to dismiss five Kiwi batsmen. First to go was Martin Guptill, who gave Shaminda Eranga a wicket after edging the ball to Tilakaratne Dilshan at gully.

Next to go was Brendon McCullum who was done in by a beautifully tossed up delivery by Rangana Herath. McCullum saw the flight and moved forward but was beaten and Prasanna Jayawardene did well to dislodge the bails to stump McCullum out of his crease.

First innings centurion, Kane Williamson played an extremely loose shot and was dismissed for just 18 runs.

Nuwan Kulasekara then trapped Daniel Flynn in front of his stumps while Herath removed Kruger Van Wyk to leave the visitors reeling at 85 for five before Taylor and Astle put up a good stand.

Earlier, Tim Southee completed a five-wicket haul to help New Zealand gain a big lead. The fast bowler finished with five for 62 for his third five-wicket haul in a Test innings and left-arm paceman Trent Boult with four for 42 as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 244 in their first innings in reply to New Zealand’s 412.

The tourists were 59 for two in their second innings at lunch for an overall lead of 227 with eight wickets in hand, with Kane Williamson (11 not out) and skipper Ross Taylor (one not out) at the crease.

Martin Guptill (11) was caught by Tillakaratne Dilshan on second attempt at gully off paceman Shaminda Eranga while Brendon McCullum was stumped off left-arm spinner Rangana Herath after scoring a 43-ball 35 with seven fours.

(With inputs from AFP)

Brief Scores: New Zealand 412 and 59 for 2 (Brendon McCullum 35, Kane Williamson 15*; Rangana Herath 1 for 15) lead Sri Lanka 244 (Thilan Samaraweera 76, Suraj Randiv 39; Tim Southee 5 for 62) by 233 runs/

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery
 

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014 (18:30 IST)   at St George's, Grenada

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

More

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014  at London

England won by an innings and 244 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Hughes explains technique behind cut shot

India still in a position to succeed against England in ODIs

13 things you may not know about Ravi Shastri

Duncan Fletcher speaks out; explains why Team India failed in the Test series against England!

Science of slip fielding: What might be wrong with Team India’s slip cordon

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 MS Dhoni Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Ravi Shastri Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe

Pakistan Super League launch date uncertain following unsatisfactory bids

Saeed Ajmal to miss first two Sri Lanka-Pakistan ODIs to undergo test on bowling action

Sachin Tendulkar pays tributes to yoga guru Iyengar

England Women win by D/L method against India Women in 1st ODI at Scarborough

Sachithra Senanayake to change his bowling action

India tour of England 2014: Duncan Fletcher’s see-saw coaching career could be at its end

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

India vs England 2014: Ideal opportunity for Sanju Samson and other youngsters to shine

Statistical review of West Indies’ top order struggles in ODIs

India vs England 2014: Who will face the media after a disastrous day?

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

Latest cancer research: Now Botox pricks can fight cancer of the stomach!

Seven killed, 28 injured in rain-related incidents in Pakistan

Ice Bucket Challenge: Watch Cook, Gates, Zuckerberg and others douse themselves with ice water to raise ALS awareness

Xiaomi Redmi 1S, priced at Rs 6,999, pre-registration could go live in India tomorrow

Abhishek Bachchan’s Jaipur Pink Panthers watch Ajay Devgn-Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Singham Returns!

Acceleration of economy likely this fiscal: Reserve Bank of India

Do you know now your body can grow new bone too?

After Bang Bang and Haider, next Gandhi Jayanti to have Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra and Karan Johar’s Brothers!

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

Apologise for Spain civil war role, Germany told

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here