Kiwis inflict early blows

New Zealand fast bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult ensured their side remained in charge of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka on Monday, reducing the home side to 43 for three at the close.

Scoreboard

New Zealand (I Innings):

Williamson lbw Herath    135
Taylor lbw Herath    142
 Flynn lbw Herath    53
Van Wyk b Dilshan    0
Astle lbw Herath    3
Bracewell  c Herath b Randiv    24
Southee b Herath    15
Patel (not out)    25
Boult b Herath    1

Extras (B-2, LB-2, NB-2)    6

Total (all out, 153 overs)     412

Fall of wicket: 3-276, 4-290, 5-291, 6-300, 7-346, 8-347, 9-410.

Bowling: Kulasekara 24-2-76-1, Eranga 22-0-91-1, Mathews 10-1-25-0, Herath 29-10-103-6, Randiv 39-3-94-1, Dilshan 9-2-19-1.

Sri Lanka (I Innings):

Paranavitana (batting)    9
Dilshan b Southee    5
Sangakkara c Boult b Southee    0
J’dene c Williamson b Boult    4
Mathews (batting)    20

Extras (LB-3, W-1, NB-1)    5

Total (for 3 wkts, 17 overs)    43

Fall of wicket: 1-7, 2-7, 3-12.

Bowling: Southee 6-2-16-2, Boult 6-1-16-1, Patel 3-2-2-0, Astle 2-0-6-0.

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