New Zealand bowled Sri Lanka all out for 294 runs © Getty Images
New Zealand bowled Sri Lanka all out for 294 runs © Getty Images

After Sri Lanka were dismissed for 294, Tom Latham and Martin Guptill made it a point to negotiate the new ball. Angelo Mathews took the new ball with Suranga Lakmal which was a surprise to all. Mathews and Lakmal were ineffective as they could not find anything of the pitch. Guptill looked nervous all through out with a very close calls, one came of Mathews which nipped back ruled not out as it was heading over the stumps. Dimuth Karunaratne made 84 and Dinesh Chandimal 83 were the top scorers for Sri Lanka. Tim Southee and Neil Wagner took three wickets apiece for New Zealand. Live Cricket Score, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 1st Test at Dunedin, Day 3

Earlier in the day, Tim Southee led New Zealand to a great start against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Dunedin. At lunch on Day 3, Sri Lanka were 262-7 still trailing New Zealand by 169 runs with Rangana Herath not out 12 and Dushmantha Chameera on six. Sri Lanka resumed the day on 197-4 and lost Dinesh Chandimal with the second ball of the day for 83 as Tim Southee picked his first for the day. Kithuruwan Vithanage was soon to go as Southee struck only two overs later making 22. Neil Wagner took the third wicket of the day with Milinda Siriwardana caught at first slip by Ross Taylor for 35.

Live Cricket Scorecard: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 1st Test at Dunedin, Day 3

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 394 (Karunaratne 84, Chandimal 83; Tim Southee 3 for 71, Neil Wagner 3 for 87) trail New Zealand 431 (Martin Guptill 156, Kane Williamson 88; Suranga Lakmal 2 for 69) and 29 for 0 ( Martin Guptill 16* ,Tom Latham 13*; Nuwan Pradeep 2 for 0)  by 166 runs.