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2nd Test between New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Day 1 live update: Due to poor lighting, New Zealand were 155/2 at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Highlights Of New Zealand Against Sri Lanka, Day 1 – 

Sri Lanka hopes to recover from the tragedy in Christchurch. New Zealand bats first. Play is halted due to bad lighting. The Kiwis were at 155/2 after 48 overs, which was the end of the day’s play. For the hosts, Devon Conway (78) and Kane Williamson (26 not out) had the most runs. New Zealand has Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls at the crease. The hosts got off to a great start thanks to Devon Conway and Tom Latham. The first two people to bat scored 87 runs together. By Kusan Rajitha, Conway hit 78, and Latham went out on 21. Sri Lanka won the coin flip and chose to bat at Basin Reserve. Doug Bracewell came back to the Test team after six years because Neil Wagner was hurt and couldn’t play. On Day 1 of the Wellington Test, lunch was taken early because the outfield was wet.

What for Sri Lanka-

The Lankans are well aware that it would be difficult to recover after Kane Williamson single-handedly denied them a memorable win in the first Test. Dimuth Karunaratne believes they can take 20 wickets against Tim Southee’s New Zealand in the second test, which begins on Friday in Wellington. But, with the World Test Championship (WTC Final) out of the picture, they will be lacking incentive.

Sri Lanka’s prospect of winning a rare series in New Zealand has vanished. Yet a win at the Basin Reserve would put a stop to a losing skid in the nation that dated back to 2006, when they shared a series.

In their last encounter, the hosts may have struggled with motivation. Neil Wagner, the fiery paceman, has been ruled out due to a hamstring problem. Neither club has settled on its starting lineup. But New Zealand is poised to feature Doug Bracewell in the speed attack for his first test in years, joining skipper Tim Southee and Matt Henry.

New Zealand recalls fondly its final test at the Basin Reserve. They defeated England by a single run, becoming just the fourth team in history to win after being forced to follow on.

In preparation for a big night out, the players climbed into a limousine and drove a few laps around the track. Southee stated that another limousine booking would not be necessary to inspire his team.

New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka Match Details:

Date: March 17, Friday

Time: 3:30 AM IST.

Venue: Basin Reserve in Wellington.

NZ vs SL Live Streaming: Amazon Prime Video

Sri Lanka’s Position-

  • After a last-ball drama in the first Test, New Zealand leads the series 1-0.
  • Sri Lanka’s prospects of qualifying for the WTC Final are also gone as a result of the setback.
  • Nonetheless, Sri Lanka is hoping to recover in Wellington.
  • In six Tests, Sri Lanka has only won once in the Basin Reserve.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): 

Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nishan Madushka (w), Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, and Prabath Jayasuriya

New Zealand (Playing XI): 

Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (w), Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Blair Tickner, Michael Bracewell, and Doug Bracewell

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