Brendon McCullum scored a destructive 57-ball 75 at his native ground © Getty Images
Brendon McCullum scored a destructive 57-ball 75 at his native ground © Getty Images

New Zealand will look to drive home their advantage in the first Test at Dunedin when they take the field against Sri Lanka on Day Two. New Zealand finished Day One at a commanding 409 for 8 and are comfortably affixed in the driver’s seat. Moreover, as was witnessed in the final session of play there actually is quite some support for the seamers at the ground. The Sri Lankan bowlers looked tame in the first couple of sessions but came back roaring in the latter half of the final session. Full Cricket Scorecard: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 1st Test at Dunedin

Perhaps, their unfamiliarity with the weather and conditions took a toll on them as a result of which they were wayward and sluggish early on. New Zealand’s bowlers won’t face any of those problems and will be primed to make most of the conditions on offer. The Sri Lankans will have to dig in deep on Day Two if they are to make a comeback in the contest. Live Cricket Updates, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 1st Test at Dunedin, Day 2

Martin Guptill headlined New Zealand’s show on Day One with a fantastically calm and composed 156. Kane Williamson scored 88 runs while Brendon McCullum unleashed his destructive best to smash a 57-ball 75. Among Sri Lanka’s bowlers Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal equally shared six scalps among them, albeit at an expensive rate. Skipper Angelo Mathews chipped in with the crucial wicket of Guptill. The spinners got marginal turn but was inadequate for them to make an impact.