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Sri Lanka had made a good start to building on their first innings advantage with Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne putting on 71 in the highest opening partnership for Sri Lanka in 12 months.But when Doug Bracewell claimed Karunaratne for 27 it ignited the Sri Lanka collapse. Bracewell had Udara Jayasundera two balls later and Wagner dismissed Dinesh Chandimal for one as Sri Lanka tumbled to 77 for three. Mendis and Angelo Mathews held the innings together to reach 85-3 at lunch before it completely unravelled after the interval.

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. New Zealand went from being 55 behind on the first innings to chasing a target of 189 to win. Williamson was not out on 78 at stumps, in sight of his 13th Test century with BJ Watling yet to score. Live Cricket Scorecard: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 2nd Test at Hamilton

The one bright spot for Sri Lanka was the emergence of Dushmantha Chameera as a genuine wicket-taker. The right-arm paceman took four for 45 in New Zealand’s second innings to give him nine wickets in the match.

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. New Zealand went from being 55 behind on the first innings to chasing a target of 189 to win.

It was the start of a remarkable burst for Southee in which he took four for 10 in 27 balls.