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  • 5:06 PM IST

    So we are done for the day. The play of six overs is still left but bad light forced an early end to the play. New Zealand batsmen made it quickly to the dressing room but Sri Lankan players are still on the field. New Zealand are seven down for 195, leading by 177 runs. They need to get beyond 250 tomorrow. BJ Watling (63* off 138) did his job and will hope to continue the same way. Lasith Embuldeniya, with his four scalps, was the star of the day for Sri Lanka.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    Out! Embuldeniya has another one. This time, Tim Southee charges down the track and does not make any contact with the ball. Niroshan Dickwella had all the time to dislodge the bails and he makes up for the dropped catch. New Zealand 178/7. Southee st Dickwella b Embuldeniya 23 (62)

  • 2:57 PM IST

    Out! Not an ideal way to get out just before the tea break. Mitchell Santner played a big shot only to be caught by Suranga Lakmal at deep square leg. This is a waste of a wicket. Third wicket for Lasith Embuldeniya. New Zealand 124/6 in 49.3 overs at tea.

  • 2:22 PM IST

    Another one bites the dust. Dhananjaya de Silva has provided a big breakthrough. Henry Nicholls edges one towards the first slip. An easy catch for Kusal Mendis and New Zealand have lost half of their side now. They are five down for 98, and are leading by 80 runs. Nicholls c Mendis b Dhananjaya 26 (71)

  • 12:59 PM IST

    Wicket! Embuldeniya has another one. Ross Taylor edges it to De Silva at the first slip, who didn’t drop it. Sri Lanka are on the top as New Zealand lose their third wicket. They only lead by seven runs. Taylor c De Silva b Embuldeniya 3 (5)

  • 12:50 PM IST

    Wicket! Kane Williamson is gone. He ran out of patience and went for a big shot. Kusal Perera does a great job to take a tough catch and New Zealand are now two down for 20. Williamson c Perera b Embuldeniya 4 (25)

  • 12:04 PM IST

    It’s lunch at Galle. Sri Lanka would be satisfied with the early wicket of Jeet Raval, who just managed four off 20. Earlier, Niroshan Dickewella and Sri Lanka’s lower order ensured a slender lead of 18 for Sri Lanka. Tom Latham and Kane Williamson have a steep task to steer their team ahead when they come out to bat after lunch. New Zealand 18/1.

  • 11:03 AM IST

    Wicket! Lasith Embuldeniya has been trapped in front of the stumps off Will Somerville. The umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger. Embuldeniya did ask for a review but there were no issues here. Third wicket for Somerville. Sri Lanka dismissed on 267, with a lead of 18 runs in the bag. Embuldeniya lbw b Somerville 5 (17)

  • 10:50 AM IST

    Wicket! Niroshan Dickwella tries to play a big shot and finds Kane Williamson at short cover. Will Somerville gets the left-handed batsman. A big relief for New Zealand. Sri Lanka lose their ninth wicket with a lead of 13 on the board. Dickwella c Williamson b Somerville 61 (109)

  • 10:14 AM IST

    Out! New Zealand finally get rid of Suranga Lakmal. Trent Boult gets him. Lakmal edges the ball on to his stumps. He played 98 deliveries, scoring 40 runs. Sri Lanka now eight down for 242. Lakmal b Boult 40 (98). Sri Lanka 242/8.

Highlights: SL vs NZ 1st Test, Day 3, at Galle: BJ Watling steadies New Zealand, gives 177-run lead

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand live cricket score and ball by ball commentary, SL vs NZ 1st Test, Day 3, live score at Galle

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 of the 1st Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Galle on Friday.

SL vs NZ DAY 2 RECAP

A very crucial Day 3 awaits us as we might get a clear favorite. Join us on Friday,i.e., 16th August, 2019 for the coverage of Day 3. The weather forecast looks dodgy but let us hope we have a full day’s play as we had on Day 2. Join us for the coverage of Day 3, till then cheers!

As for New Zealand’s bowling, Ajaz Patel was the star, picking up 5 out of the 7 to have fallen in this innings. Boult and Somerville were the other two who got into the wickets column. Williamson though will be disappointed that his bowler’s could not break the Dickwella-Lakmal stand.

From 143/2 Sri Lanka found themselves at 161/7. It looked like it was all done and they would struggle to get to even 200. But Lakmal and Dickwella had other ideas. They joined hands and decided that they will not go down without a fight. The two have added 66-runs and have reduced the deficit to just 22 now and will now look to overtake the deficit now.

What a fight from Lakmal and Dickwella! An even day of Test cricket. After bundling out New Zealand for 249 earlier in the day courtesy of Lakmal, who scalped 4 wickets today. Sri Lanka started off steadily. They lost two wickets for 66 runs but Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews then steadied the ship and stitched together a 77-run stand, with Mendis registering his 10th Test fifty. He though did not last long after that and departed soon after registering his milestone. Perera too vanished quickly and just like Mendis, Mathews followed suite after getting to his 50.

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