New Zealand keep Sri Lankans on the ropes: Cricket

New Zealand 586-7 dec Sri Lanka 222 & 37-0
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Sri Lanka made a better start in their second innings but still ended the third day of the first Test at Carisbrook, in Dunedin, some 327 runs behind New Zealand after being forced to follow on.

Sri Lanka were 37 without loss in their second innings yesterday when rain stopped play and the umpires abandoned play with 29 scheduled overs remaining.

(Third 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; U C J Vaas 4-144).

SRI LANKA - First Innings

(Overnight: 78 for 4)

*A Ranatunga c Young b Doull 14

H P Tillekaratne not out 55

R S Kaluwitharana c Fleming b Patel 43

C J Vaas c Horne b Patel 2

P Wickremasinghe c Parore b Davis 43

N Zoysa c Young b Davis 0

M Muralitharan c Cairns b Doull 0

Extras (lb10, w1) 11

Total 222

Fall (cont): 5-79 6-135 7-141 8-214 9-215.

Bowling: Doull 21.2-5-58-5 (w1); Davis 19-6-34-3; Horne 6-5-4-0; Astle 3-0-11-0; Patel 22-4-67-2; Vettori 14-5-38-0.

SRI LANKA - Second Innings

S T Jayasuriya not out 20

R S Mahanama not out 15

Extras (2lb) 2

Total (for 0, 9.4 overs) 37

Bowling: Doull 3-0-24-0; Davis 4.4-0-9-0; Horne 2-1-2-0.

Umpires: C E King (NZ) and I T Robinson (Zim).