Williamson, Nicholls hit double centuries as NZ declare at 580-4 against Sri Lanka

Published: 11:03 AM, 18 Mar, 2023
Williamson, Nicholls hit double centuries as NZ declare at 580-4 against Sri Lanka
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New Zealand declared their first innings at 580-4 late on day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Saturday.

Kane Williamson scored 215 and Henry Nicholls an unbeaten 200, with the pair having put on 363 for the third wicket in ideal batting conditions at the Basin Reserve.


Scoreboard at stumps on day two of the second Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Saturday:

New Zealand 1st innings

T. Latham c Jayasuriya b Rajitha             21

D. Conway c & b de Silva                     78

K. Williamson c sub (Mendis) b Jayasuriya   215

H. Nicholls not out                         200

D. Mitchell c & b Rajitha                    17

T. Blundell not out                          17

Extras (b2, lb17, nb8, w5)                   32

Total (for four wickets; 123 overs)         580/d

Fall of wickets:  1-87 (Latham), 2-118 (Conway), 3-481 (Williamson), 4-530 (Mitchell)

Bowling: K. Rajitha 32-6-126-2 (6nb), A. Fernando 26-6-110-0 (2w, 1nb), L. Kumara 25-1-164-0 (3w), D. de Silva 19-3-75-1 (1nb), P. Jayasuriya 21-1-86-1

Sri Lanka 1st innings

O. Fernando c Blundell b Henry                6

D. Karunaratne not out                       16

K. Mendis c Conway b D. Bracewell             0

P. Jayasuriya not out                         4

Extras                                        0

Total (for two wickets, 17 overs)            26

To bat: A. Mathews, D. Chandimal, D. de Silva, N. Madushka, K. Rajitha, A. Fernando, L. Kumara

Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Fernando), 2-18 (Mendis)

Bowling: T. Southee 6-3-5-0, M. Henry 7-3-15-1, D. Bracewell 3-2-1-1, M. Bracewell 1-0-5-0

Toss: Sri Lanka

Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG), Chris Gaffaney (NZL)

TV umpire: Michael Gough (ENG)

Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)

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