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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Ross Taylor keeps NZ afloat after Dananjaya’s five-fer

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Play was called off for the day with New Zealand on 203/5 (68 ovs).

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 14, 2019 5:06:45 pm
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in two-match Test series. (Source: AP)

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Play was called off for the day with New Zealand on 203/5 (68 ovs). Akila Dananjaya took all the 5 wickets. Ross Taylor is batting on 86 and the match is pretty evenly poised at this stage. Can Ross Taylor guide New Zealand to a 300+ score tomorrow? An early start awaits us on Day 2.

Earlier, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat in the opening Test against hosts Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday. The two-Test series, with the second match set for Colombo, is the first for both teams in the newly launched World Test Championship, which features the top nine Test-playing nations competing in a league across two years. Both side selected three spinners, with the pitch expected to offer turn for slow bowlers.

New Zealand in Sri Lanka, 2 Test Series, 2019Galle International Stadium, Galle 20 January 2020

Sri Lanka  267 (93.2) & 268/4 (86.1)

vs

New Zealand  249 (83.2) & 285 (106.0)

Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test ) Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1 Highlights:

Highlights

    16:47 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    Stumps on Day 2:

    Play was called off for the day with New Zealand on 203/5 (68 ovs). Akila Dananjaya took all the 5 wickets. Ross Taylor is batting on 86 and the match is pretty evenly poised at this stage. Can Ross Taylor guide New Zealand to a 300 score tomorrow? An early start awaits us on Day 2. 

    16:15 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    Rain, rain everywhere
    15:46 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    Covers back on

    The covers are back on as a precaution with NZ at 203/5 after 68 overs.

    15:28 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    Fourth session

    The covers have been removed, action resumes and the two sides have gotten the final session underway with NZ at 179/5

    14:57 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    Fifer for Dananjaya

    And that's a fifer for Dananjaya as Watling departs for 1. NZ are 179/5 and it's tea

    14:32 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    WICKET

    WICKET! Akila Dananjaya claims his fourth wicket of the day as Henry Nicholls is denied a half-century, trapped for 42. NZ are 171/4 after 58.2 overs

    14:13 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    Taylor brings up 50

    Half-century! Ross Taylor brings up his 31st Test half-century as New Zealand are 148/3 after 55 overs on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka

    14:00 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    50-run partnership

    Ross Taylor and Henry Nicolls stitch a 50-run partnership. New Zealand are steady after lunch, with Taylor close to half-century.

    13:10 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    NZ cross 100

    New Zealand cross the 100-run mark soon after play resumed after Lunch. The visitors are three men down after 39 overs with Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls at the crease.

    12:45 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    2nd session

    Play resumes after Lunch as Taylor and Nicholls head out for the second session of the 1st Day of the 1st Test. NZ are 71/3 after 30.2 overs

    12:06 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    WICKET and LUNCH

    WICKET! Three back-to-back wickets for Dhananjaya puts Sri Lanka on top. Opener Jeet Raval departs for 33 as NZ are 71/3 after 30.2 overs. And that's the LUNCH BREAK

    11:55 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    OUT

    OUT! Akila Dananjaya is on fire with successive wickets as Kane Williamson departs for a two-ball duck soon after Latham's departure. That's a big wicket for the hosts as NZ are 64/2 after 27 overs

    11:53 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    BREAKTHROUGH

    OUT! Sri Lanka get their first wicket of the first Test as NZ opener Tom Latham departs for 30. Skipper Kane Williamson comes to the crease. NZ are 64/1 after 26.3 overs.

    11:13 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    FOUR

    Top shot from Latham, who gets his first boundary of the match. He gets on top of the bounce and finds the gap wide of cover-point. NZ are 28/0 after 16 overs

    11:06 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    DRINKS!

    DRINKS! New Zealand openers Jeet Raval (12*) and Tom Latham (7*) have made it through the first hour of play. Very slow start for the visitors on a spin friendly wicket as they are 21-0 after 14 overs

    10:51 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    Lakmal's maiden over

    Maiden over from Lakmal. He produced one great delivery that just rose over Latham's middle stump. Lakmal has been the most threatening of the home bowlers through nine overs.

    10:29 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    FOUR

    FOUR! Jeet Raval slams the first boundary of the 1st Test as New Zealand see a slow start. NZ are 8/0 after six overs.

    10:14 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    Match underway

    Sri Lanka vs New Zealand is now underway at Galle International Stadium. Jeet Raval and Tom Latham open for NZ. Suranga Lakmal with the attack

    09:57 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    National anthems

    The national anthems of the respective sides are underway. Match about to start in less than five minutes.

    09:57 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    New Zealand Playing XI:

    New Zealand Playing XI: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, William Somerville, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel

    09:56 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    Sri Lanka Playing XI:

    Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara

    09:54 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    Toss

    New Zealand have won the toss and opted to bat first against Sri Lanka. 

    09:54 (IST)14 Aug 2019
    SL vs NZ

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first of the two-match Test series as Sri Lanka host New Zealand after the latter faced World Cup final defeat. Stay tuned for live score and updates of the match here

    Teams:

    Sri Lanka (From): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Niroshan Dickwella, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne

    New Zealand (From): Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Tom Blundell