Sri Lanka had resumed on 37 without loss, needing 327 to avoid an innings defeat. They subsided to 133 for 6 soon after lunch, but Romesh Kaluwitharana and Chaminda Vaas launched a counter-offensive with a seventh-wicket stand of 137 runs in just 168 balls.
Kaluwitharana fell to a fine return catch by the left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori to end the partnership. The last man, Muttiah Muralitharan, slogged his way to a Test-best 26.
Fourth day; Sri Lanka won toss
NEW ZEALAND - First Innings 586 for 7 dec (B A Young 267no, C L Cairns 70, M J Horne 66, S P Fleming 51).
SRI LANKA - First Innings 222 (H P Tillakaratne 55no; S B Doull 5- 58).
SRI LANKA - Second Innings
(Overnight: 37 for 0)
S T Jayasuriya c Parore b Doull 50
R S Mahanama b Doull 21
M S Atapattu b Patel 22
P A De Silva lbw b Astle 0
*A Ranatunga c Horne b Vettori 13
H P Tillakaratne run out 8
R S Kaluwitharana c and b Vettori 103
W P U J C Vaas c and b Davis 57
G P Wickramasinghe c Doull b Astle 0
N Zoysa not out 16
M Muralitharan c and b Doull 26
Extras (lb9 nb3) 12
Total (86.3 overs) 328
Fall: 1-49 2-82 3-85 4-99 5-115 6-133 7-270 8-271 9-285.
Bowling: Doull 20.3-5-82-3; Davis 22-2-79-1 (nb2); Horne 4-2-18-0; Astle 15-3-51-2 (nb-1); Patel 10-3-36-1; Vettori 15-3-53-2.
Umpires: C E King (NZ) and I T Robinson (Zim).
New Zealand win by an innings and 36 runs.
The first Test between West Indies and India ended in a draw on the rain-affected fifth and final day at Sabina Park yesterday.
(Final day; West Indies won toss)
WEST INDIES - First Innings 427 (C L Hooper 129, B C Lara 83, S Chanderpaul 52; A R Kumble 5 for 120).
INDIA - First Innings 346 (N R Mongia 78, V Laxman 64, F Rose 6-100).
WEST INDIES - Second Innings 241 for 4 dec overnight (B C Lara 78).
INDIA - Second Innings 99 for 2.
Desmond Haynes, the 41-year-old former West Indies opener, retired from first-class cricket after playing for Western Province against Natal in Cape Town. He made a duck in his final innings yesterday.Reuse content