Persistent rain washes out first session [CricInfo] 25 Aug, 2019

Recent Match Report - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, ICC World Test Championship, 2nd Test | ESPNcricinfo.com Recent Match Report - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, ICC World Test Championship, 2nd Test | ESPNcricinfo.com --> #wiz-iframe{box-shadow:none!important}@media screen and (min-width:540px) and (max-width:1023px){#wizParDiv0{width:50%!important}.wzrk-button-container button{min-width:100px!important}}@media screen and (max-width:540px){#wizParDiv0{width:90%!important;bottom:0!important;top:auto!important}.wzrk-button-container button{min-width:100px!important}} Skip to navigation < > MenuESPNcricinfo ScoresAll cricket scores, fixtures and results here. More ESPNEdition 22/08Lunch2nd Test, ICC World Test Championship at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26 2019 Sri LankaSri LankaSL244 New ZealandNew ZealandNZ196/4 * (62 ov)Day 4: New Zealand trail by 48 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the inningsLiveLiveScorecardScorecardReportReportCommentaryCommentaryCoverageCoverageStatisticsStatisticsTableTable22/08Lunch2nd Test, ICC World Test Championship at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26 2019 Sri LankaSri LankaSL244 New ZealandNew ZealandNZ196/4 * (62 ov)Day 4: New Zealand trail by 48 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the inningsLiveLiveScorecardScorecardReportReportCommentaryCommentaryCoverageCoverageStatisticsStatisticsTableTablePersistent rain washes out first sessionThe P Sara groundstaff work on the coversAFPFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerEmail3:00 AM ETThe Report by Saurabh SomaniFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNew Zealand 196 for 4 (Latham 111*, Watling 25*) trail Sri Lanka 244 by 48 runsAfter a largely rain-free third day, the weather affected play once again in Colombo as the first session on the fourth day was washed out at the P Sara Oval. With time running out in the Test and the weather still uncertain, there is a high likelihood that this match could end in a draw, which will break a sequence of 25 consecutive Tests in Sri Lanka that ended with an outright winner.On the third day, New Zealand had recovered well through Tom Latham's composed 111*, ending on 196 for 4, just 48 runs behind Sri Lanka's first-innings total of 244. Latham shared three significant partnerships that kept New Zealand steady. He put on 50 with Ross Taylor for the third wicket, 42 for the fourth with Henry Nicholls, and his unbroken association with Watling for the fifth wicket has yielded 70 runs so far.Sri Lanka's total, meanwhile, was built around Dhananjaya de Silva's free-stroking century, which allowed their lower order to rally from 130 for 6, and also ensured their innings went on till the third day, with the first two badly hit by rain.FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerEmailMatch CoverageAll Match NewsDhananjaya de Silva is cooler than youThe score was 93 for 4, then 130 for 6. You'd call most centuries from that situation gritty, or tenacious, but not a century from this dudePersistent rain washes out first sessionThere is a high likelihood this match could end as a draw, which will break a sequence of 25 consecutive Tests in Sri Lanka that ended with an outright winner.Tom Latham, Dhananjaya de Silva hundreds headline exciting dayThe opener added an unbroken 70-run stand with Watling to reduce the deficit to 48 at stumps on day threeFitness and 'simple' action key to Trent Boult's consistency - Shane JurgensenBowling coach lauds 'fantastic team man' Boult after he became the third New Zealand bowler to 250 Test wicketsBoult, Southee send Sri Lanka tumbling on rain-drenched dayKarunaratne's solidity offered the home side some hope, but New Zealand's strike bowlers swung the match around quicklyNew Zealand INNINGSRBJA Ravalcaught09TWM Lathamnot out111184KS Williamsoncaught2028LRPL Taylorcaught2343HM Nichollscaught1546BJ Watlingnot out2562C de GrandhommeTG SoutheeWER SomervilleTA BoultAY PatelEXTRAS(lb 1, w 1)TOTAL196 (4 wkts; 62 ovs)Sri Lanka BOWLINGOMRWEconMDK Perera25.037623.04DM de Silva4.01802.00RAS Lakmal4.01902.25CBRLS Kumara11.004414.00(1w)L Embuldeniya18.015813.22New Zealand 2nd innings PartnershipsWktRunsPlayers1st1JA RavalTWM Latham2nd33KS WilliamsonTWM Latham3rd50LRPL TaylorTWM Latham4th42TWM LathamHM Nicholls5th70BJ WatlingTWM LathamICC World Test ChampionshipTeamMWLDPTSL110060AUS210132ENG20118NZ10100WI00000INDIA00000SA00000BDESH00000PAK00000Full Table ABOUT COOKIES To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? Yes More Info Here Cookie Choices

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