Dinesh Chandimal has been the man in form with the bat for Sri Lanka © Getty Images
Dinesh Chandimal has been the man in form with the bat for Sri Lanka © Getty Images

New Zealand lock horns with Sri Lanka in the second Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton. New Zealand lead the series 1-0, courtesy of their 122-run win in the first Test at Dunedin. Martin Guptill was the star for New Zealand in the first innings as his 156 helped his side post a score of 431. Kane Williamson played his part to with a majestic 88, but Brendon McCullum hogged the spotlight as he struck a blistering 57-ball 75 and demolised all the bowlers along the way. For Sri Lanka, it was Nuwan Pradeep, who picked up four wickets with Suranga Lakmal and Dushmantha Chameera chipping in with a couple of wickets each. Live Cricket Scorecard: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 2nd Test at Hamilton

Sri Lanka were bowled out for 294 in their first innings. Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal scored half-centuries to take Sri Lanka close to 300. They were not able to get a big hundred, which eventually gave New Zealand a lead of 137 runs. Tim Southee and Neil Wagner picked up three wickets apiece. Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner chipped in with a couple of wickets each. Live Cricket Updates: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Hamilton

New Zealand scored at a fast pace in their second innings and eventually declared at 267 for 5 in their second innings. Tom Latham was the star of the innings as he scored an unbeaten 109, which help New Zealand set Sri Lanka a target of 405 to chase. Williamson too played his part and scored 71 and completed 1,000 runs in 2015.

New Zealand had earlier announced that they will play the same playing XI that took field in the Dunedin Test. There were chances of them playing an extra spinner, but the pitch at Hamilton is a green top and they felt that having four pacers would be an asset.

Squads:

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Kusal Mendis, Udara Jayasundera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Vishwa Fernando, Kaushal Silva (wk).

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c),Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor,  Mitchell Santner, BJ Watling (wk), Mark Craig, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.