THE ASHES 2019
SL vs NZ, 2nd Test, Sri Lanka v New Zealand Test Series 2019, 22 Aug 2019
NZ won by an innings and 65 runs
BALL BY BALL
Dhananjaya de Silva
Colin de Grandhomme
Colin de Grandhomme
There is the final wicket and New Zealand win! Brilliant bouncer from Boult and all Embuldeniya can do is fend it away, popping it up for a simple catch to Williamson. Quite incredible that New Zealand have won considering all the play lost to rain. Latham and Watling can take most of the credit, with centuries forged under pressure, after New Zealand lost early wickets. A quickfire innings from de Grandhomme too ensured that New Zealand had plenty of runs to defend on the final day. A gritty innings from Dickwella almost denied New Zealand victory, but their relentless, disciplined bowling eventually brought about the mistake. The wickets were shared verry evenly amongst the bowlers. That squares the series at one apiece, with both sides taking away 60 points in the new World Test Championship. Latham takes out Player of the Match for his 154, whilst Watling is Player of the Series.
70.2 - T Boult to L Embuldeniya
Short, outside off stump ducked Fended, Gloved to gully, by Williamson.
That was unexpected, but a magnificent shot nonetheless. Well timed clip off the pads.
70.1 - T Boult to L Embuldeniya
Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
Ov 70: 0 1 W 0 0 0 | 1 Run, 1 Wkt
69.6 - A Patel to L Kumara
Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nicholls.
69.5 - A Patel to L Kumara
Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
69.4 - A Patel to L Kumara
Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Patel.
The big wicket goes! An exceptional innings comes to an end, and it is his favourite paddle shot that gets him into trouble. Outstanding anticipation from Latham at short leg, who saw Dickwella moving into the shot early and moved quickly into the line of the shot. Brilliant.
69.3 - A Patel to N Dickwella
Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short leg, by Latham.
69.2 - A Patel to L Embuldeniya
Stock ball yorker, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, bottom edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.
69.1 - A Patel to L Embuldeniya
Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.
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