Vaas has Kiwis on the run

Sri Lanka 223 New Zealand 95-2
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New Zealand battled towards respectability by reaching 95 for 2 at the close of a rain-affected second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Dunedin yesterday. Nearly two and a half hours' play was lost after early-morning showers and heavy rain in the middle of the day. At the close, the opener Bryan Young was 44 not out, with Stephen Fleming on 39.

New Zealand had their backs to the wall after losing two early wickets. Darrin Murray toiled for 57 minutes without scoring before being caught behind off Chaminda Vaas. Three balls later, Mark Greatbatch played back to a Vaas delivery and was given lbw for a duck.

Vaas has been Sri Lanka's star of the tour, claiming 10 wickets in the first Test victory in Napier and scoring 51 in their first innings of 233 in this match.

(Second day; New Zealand won toss)

SRI LANKA - First Innings 223 (U C J Vaas 51).

NEW ZEALAND - First Innings

(Overnight: 7 for 0)

B A Young not out 44

D J Murray c Dunasinghe b Vaas 0

M J Greatbatch lbw b Vaas 0

S C Fleming not out 39

Extras (b1 lb3 nb8) 12

Total (for 2) 95

Fall: 1-26 2-26.

Bowling: Wickramasinghe 15-5-22-0; Vaas 18-7-33-2; Muralitharan 18-6-22-0; Pushpakumara 5-1-14-0.