Angelo Mathews was dismissed by Tim Southee © Getty Images
Angelo Mathews was dismissed by Tim Southee © Getty Images


Dec 29, 2014

Sri Lanka were bundled out for 407 on Day Four in the first Test played against New Zealand at Hagley Oval on Monday. New Zealand had a brilliant start to the day as Tim Southee was quick to remove Tharindu Kaushal. It was a short delivery by Southee which took the edge of Kaushal and was caught by Mark Craig in the slips.

Southee struck again. This time it was the big wicket of Angelo Mathews. Mathews who had stood tall and framed the Sri Lankan innings was removed by Southee. It was a short ball from Southee which took a faint edge and was caught by Watling behind the wickets. Mathews contributed 66 this time, last time around he scored 50.

Southee struck, yet again as he dismissed Dhammika Prasad. The fourth Sri Lankan wicket was picked by Mark Craig. Prasanna Jayawardene went for the big shot and was caught at long-off.

The 10th wicket partnership between Shaminda Eranga and Suranga Lakmal added 59 runs. Trent Boult picked up the last wicket of Suranga Lakmal. New Zealand would back themselves to get those runs in the next session.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 441 (Kane Williamson 54, Brendon McCullum 195, Jimmy Neesham 85; Angelo Mathews 3 for 39, Suranga Lakmal 3 for 90) trail Sri Lanka 138 ( Angelo Mathews 50; Trent Boult 3 for 25, Neil Wagner 3 for 60) and 407 (Dimuth Karunaratne 152;  Tim Southee 4 for 91) 104 runs.

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