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19-Nov-2012 09:32:00 GMT
Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Herath Star in Sri Lanka's Easy Win

Galle: Rangana Herath starred with the ball in both innings (5-65 and 6-43) as Sri Lanka won the match on the third day by 10 wickets against New Zealand in Galle on Monday.

The debutant Dimuth Karunaratne (60) has the joy of hitting the winning runs on debut. After an evenly matched second day, the third was all Sri Lanka's. New Zealand have extended their losing streak to five now, having lost two each to West Indies and India before this.

Karunaratne hits nine boundaries in 60-ball. Tharanga Paranavitana not out on 31. Rangana Herath declared man of the match for his 11-wicket in the match.

Earlier, New Zealand were shot out for 118 in their second innings after lunch.

Middle-order batsman Daniel Flynn top-scored for New Zealand with 20, while Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath finished with 6-43.

Sri Lanka were bowled out for 247 in their first innings on Day 2 in reply to New Zealand's 221.

New Zealand had collapsed to 96/8 in their second innings at lunch on the third day after failing to cope with Herath's left-arm spin.

The tourists, trailing by 26 on first innings, were just 70 runs ahead with two wickets in hand. They lost seven wickets in the morning session for 61 runs after resuming on 35/1.

Fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara did the early damage with two wickets in his opening three overs before Herath, who took one wicket on Sunday, struck four times in five overs to have New Zealand reeling at 79/7.

Herath, who took 5/65 in the first innings, was on a hat-trick when he bowled Daniel Flynn (20) and then trapped Doug Bracewell leg-before.

The Sri Lankan spinner started the slide when he had skipper Ross Taylor leg-before for 18 before accounting for James Franklin (2) for his first two wickets.

Kulasekara struck in his second over of the morning when he bowled opener Martin Guptill before dismissing Williamson, caught down the leg-side by a diving wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene.

Guptill fell on his overnight score of 13, while Kane Williamson (10) added just one run in the morning.

Sri Lanka were bowled out for 247 in their first innings on Sunday in reply to New Zealand's 221, with skipper Mahela Jayawardene scoring 91 and vice-captain Angelo Mathews 79.

Fast bowler Tim Southee took four wickets and off-spinner Jeetan Patel three for New Zealand.

Brief scores
New Zealand
221 (McCullum 68, Flynn 53, Herath 5-65) and 118 (Flynn 20, Herath 6-43)
Sri Lanka 247 (M Jayawardene 91, Mathews 79, Southee 4-46) and 93 for 0 (Karunaratne 60*)
Result Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
MOM Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)

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