Dhananjaya’s rearguard helps Sri Lanka to 244

2019-08-24 at 12:18

Sri Lanka was skittled out for 244 in the first innings of the second Test against New Zealand at the P Sara Oval this morning.

Rain finally kept away for a full session of play on the third morning as the Lankans commenced on the overnight total of 144 for 6.

Dhananjaya de Silva’s heroics brought up his 5th Test Century, dragging Sri Lanka upwards, yet he departed on 109, falling to Trent Boult.

Dimuth Karunaratne meanwhile made 65, while for the Kiwis Tim Southee finished with figures of 4/63 and Trent Boult 3/75, doing most of the damage to the Lankan line up.

New Zealand have the chance to make the play for a series-levelling win if they bat once and bat big, but it is not expected to be easy on this track, with the weather also being looked out for.