Good Morning! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 4 of the second of the three-match Test series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Monday. I am Ayush Gupta and we will be bringing you the live updates from today’s play. New Zealand, who put up a stellar performance against a weak and depleted Sri Lankan side in the opening Test at Dundedin, won it convincingly, going a game up, and are also on the verge of winning the second Test and seal the series, while Sri Lanka are struggling hard to survive in the Test. FULL Cricket Scorecard: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 2nd Test
Man of the Match: Kane Williamson
LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 189/5; BATTING: Kane Williamson 108 (245), BJ Watling 13 (56) — NZ WIN!!!! That’s it. New Zealand register a comfortable five-wicket win over the Lankans as it is Kane Williamson’s ton that helps in registering a 2-0 whitewash over the visitors. Congratulations to the Kiwis. Read the match report here
LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 170/5; BATTING: Kane Williamson 103 (153), BJ Watling 0 (19) — TON FOR WILLIAMSON!!!! Kane Williamson brings up his 13th Test ton and also finishes 2015 as they highest Test run scorer, while the Kiwis are just 19 runs short of the victory.
LIVE CRICKET SCORE: NZ 156/5; BATTING: Kane Williamson 91 (131), BJ Watling 0 (10) — Steady start to the day by the Kiwis as both the batsmen look to end this as soon as possible, with Williamson mostly looking to get the job done and also bring up his ton.
Kane Williamson had New Zealand on the brink of victory after a spectacular Sri Lanka collapse on the third day of the second Test in Hamilton on Sunday. On a day when 16 wickets fell, New Zealand were 142 for five at the close of play, requiring a further 47 runs to claim the Test and sweep the series. Shortly before lunch on the third day their hopes of a win seemed remote with Sri Lanka 126 runs ahead and with all second innings wickets in hand. But the tourists’ fortunes swung from commanding to catastrophic when 10 wickets fell for 62, reports AFP. New Zealand 142-5 at end of Day 3 of 2nd Test vs Sri Lanka; Need 47 runs more to win
New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, BJ Watling (wk), Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Udara Jayasundera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Kithuvuran Vithanage, Milinda Siriwardana, Rangana Herath, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep.
Catch Ball-by-ball updates of the 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hamilton here