Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 5 Highlights: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne led by example, hitting a sparkling 122 to help secure Sri Lanka’s six-wicket victory against New Zealand in the opening Test at Galle on Sunday. Chasing 268 to go 1-0 up in the two-test series, Karunaratne’s 161-run opening stand with Lahiru Thirimanne (64) set the tone for a successful chase at the Galle International Stadium.
New Zealand in Sri Lanka, 2 Test Series, 2019Galle International Stadium, Galle 19 September 2019
Sri Lanka 267 (93.2) & 268/4 (86.1)
New Zealand 249 (83.2) & 285 (106.0)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test ) Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 5 Highlights:
SRI LANKA WIN
A brilliant 122 for Dimuth Karunaratne has guided Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over New Zealand on day five in Galle, and earned them a whopping 60 World Test Championship points.
WICKET! Perera departs for 23 off 18 after getting his timing wrong. Boult with the wicket as Sri Lanka are 250/4, 18 runs away from a win.
Sri Lanka skipper Karunaratne departs after his ninth Test century. He falls to Tim Southee for 122. The hosts are 218/3 and need 50 runs to win
SL close to wrapping up the first Test
Sri Lanka are just 56 away from sealing another memorable Test chase this year. They have crossed the 200-run mark and are running close towards the win.
Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne brings up his ninth Test century. This might be match-winning knock. This is Karunaratne's 3rd hundred in Galle and 2nd against New Zealand. The skipper lifts his helmet to celebrate, thanks the crowd and hugs Mathews. The hosts require 83 more runs to win
OUT! Sri Lanka lose two quick wickets as Kusal Mendis departs for 10. Ajaz Patel with the wicket! Sri Lanka need 94 runs to win.
WICKET! Much-needed breakthrough for New Zealand as they finally strike in the 61st over. Will Somerville breaks the 161-run opening stand as Thirimanne misses a sweep & is out LBW for 64. Kusal Mendis enters, 107 more to win.
SL cross 150
Sri Lanka cross the 150-run mark, require 104 runs to win the match. Tom Latham puts down another chance at short leg off Dimuth Karunaratne
Day 5 begins
It's the final day of the first Test. Sri Lanka need 135 runs and New Zealand require ten wickets. Ajaz Patel, Mitchell Santner kickstart Day 5
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand LIVE
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the fifth day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. The hosts require 135 runs to win the match. You can catch the live score and updates of the match here.
The coaches have a chat before day 5 in Galle. Sri Lanka require 135 more to win with all 10 wickets in hand. The sun is out & it’s getting hot! 9:45am start time #SLvNZ #WTC21 pic.twitter.com/QfOgIq8oN3— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) August 18, 2019