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16-Dec-2018 06:28:00 GMT
NZ v SL - 1st Test, Wellington, day 2

Southee and batsmen puts New Zealand on top against Sri Lanka.

New Zealand 311 for 2 (Latham 121*, Williamson 91, Taylor 50*) lead Sri Lanka 282 (Mathews 83, Dickwella 80*, Karunaratne 79, Southee 6-68) by 29 runs

Wellington: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson provided a batting masterclass against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Sunday.

Williamson scored 91 and Tom Latham consolidated for 162 rushes to drive New Zealand to 311 for two at stumps on the second day of the principal test against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve.

Latham was unbeaten on 121 at the end of play, having scored his seventh century in the wake of assuming the grapple job for the hosts and helping them to a 29-run first innings lead with eight wickets remaining.

Ross Taylor was 50 not out, but rather the day's play was overwhelmed by Williamson, who had ascended to a vocation best test positioning of number two on the planet - behind Kohli - subsequent to scoring 386 keeps running at a normal of more than 77 in the UAE against Pakistan.

Incidentally both he and his Indian partner were batting in the meantime in excess of 5,200 kilometers separated.

Kohli scored 123 in India's first innings in the second test against Australia yet was definitely more careful than the 28-year-old New Zealander.

Williamson, who supplanted Jeet Raval after the opener was expelled for 43 on the last ball before lunch, hit the initial three conveyances he looked to the fence.

He at that point aggregated keeps running freely and joined with Latham for 116 keeps running in 25 overs amid the center session.

The right-gave batsman, be that as it may, surrendered to what was the main slip-up of his 93-ball innings when he cleared low maintenance offspinner Dhananjaya de Silva straight to Kasun Rajitha at in reverse square not exactly a hour into the last session.

Sri Lanka's first innings endured only three overs in the principal session when Tim Southee got his 6th wicket after a splendid plunging get by Colin de Grandhomme at leg slip to reject Lahiru Kumara for a duck.

The guests were rocked the bowling alley out for 282 with Niroshan Dickwella left stranded on 80, while Southee completed with 6-68.

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