Ross Taylor : It is always good to come overseas and win a match. The way we prepared for this Test after losing the first match at Galle was great. Boult and Southee have led the way for us. We were determined to put runs on the board. Kane Williamson helped me put up a good stand. We did well in the field and held to all the catches that were presented to us. We will go home and rest for a few days, we are looking forward to the series against South Africa.
Mahela Jayawardene: Credit to the Kiwis, they stuck to their task. We tried to fight our way back, but it was tough. It would have been great to have a third Test. We played good cricket right through the series and are looking forward to the Australia series. Getting runs in the first innings is always important, they put up the score on the board and their new ball bowlers asked us many questions. We need to work on facing the new ball, we have lost too many wickets out there and ended up putting pressure on ourselves.
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka after 14 years.They won the match by big margin of 167 runs and level the 2 match series with 1-1.Full credit goes to New Zealand fast bowlers, they bowled really well in both the innings.
Over 85.5TA Boult to AD Mathews, out Caught by Guptill!!
Full length ball on the off-side, Mathews tries to swung through the line, gets the outside edge and Guptill takes an easy catchwhere he stands at 2nd slip.Mathews c Guptill b Boult 84(228)
Over 85.4TA Boult bowls short of length delivery to HMRKBHerath, goes back and cuts it away past covers.Single
Over 85.3TA Boult bowls bouncer to HMRKBHerath, gets forward and defends it towards the bowler.No runs
Over 85.2TA Boult bowls good length delivery to HMRKBHerath, gets forward and defends it towards the bowler.No runs
Over 85.1TA Boult bowls pitched up delivery to HMRKBHerath, flicks it off his pads towards the fine leg region.Boundary!
End of Over 85 (17 runs) Sri Lanka 190/9
AD Mathews 84/221 TG Southee 20-5-58-3 HMRKB Herath 1/1
Over 84.6TG Southee bowls pitched up delivery to AD Mathews, gets forward and drives it straight to mid onBoundary!
Over 84.5TG Southee bowls pitched up delivery to AD Mathews, flicks it off his pads towards the deep backward squareleg regionBoundary!
Over 84.4TG Southee bowls good length delivery to AD Mathews, goes back and defends it towards the bowler.No runs
Over 84.3TG Southee bowls pitched up delivery to AD Mathews, flicks it off his pads towards the fine leg region.Boundary!
Over 84.2TG Southee bowls bouncer to AD Mathews, pulls it away through fine leg.Boundary!
Over 84.1TG Southee bowls good length delivery to HMRKBHerath, moves back and across to defend that towards covers.Single
End of Over 84 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 173/9
AD Mathews 68/216 TA Boult 17-6-26-2 HMRKB Herath 0/0