New Zealand are in a commanding position after bowling Sri Lanka out for 292 © Getty Images
New Zealand are in a commanding position after bowling Sri Lanka out for 292 © Getty Images

New Zealand go to lunch at 61 for no loss on Day Two of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Seddon Park, Hamilton. New Zealand still trail Sri Lanka by 231 runs. Martin Guptill and Tom Latham are the two unbeaten batsmen for New Zealand. New Zealand ad bowled Sri Lanka out for 292 earlier, with skipper Angelo Mathews top-scoring with 77. Mathews also went past his 4,000-run mark in Tests and is currently the 1th highest run-scorer for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka began the day on 264 for 7 and Mathews added a further 14 runs to his overnight score before he was dismissed  by Southee after he poked at a ball outside off and Latham safely pouched it at third slip. Live Cricket Scorecard: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Hamilton

Suranga Lakmal and Dushmantha Chameera too followed him back to the pavilion soon after that. Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand as he finished with three wickets to his name. trent Boult and Doug Bracewell chipped in with a couple of wickets as well. The New Zealand openers made a cautious start but by the end of the session seemed more confident. Guptill and Latham will be high on confidence as they scored a century in the previous match. Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Hamilton

The play started half-hour before schedule on Day Two as New Zealand managed to get only 67 overs in on Day One as rain had stopped play. New Zealand will be delighted with the position they have put themselves in this Test and will be looking to add more runs when play resumes after lunch. Sri Lanka on the other hand need a couple of quick wickets. New Zealand have  strong batting line-up with the likes of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum to follow. They will not find it easy to get through all of them.

On Day One, New Zealand had won the toss and elected to bowl first. Both teams go into this match with the same team that played at Dunedin. New Zealand lead the series 1-0, following their 122-run win in the first Test at Dunedin.

Sri Lanka 292 (Angelo Mathews 77, Milinda Siriwardana 62; Tim Southee 3 for 63, Trent Boult 2 for 51) lead New Zealand 61 for 0 (Martin Guptill 39*, Tom Latham 21*) by 231 runs.

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(Pramod Ananth is a reporter at CricketCountry. He has represented Karnataka table tennis under-15, and is a hardcore supporter of Liverpool FC. His Twitter handle is @pramz)