COLOMBO – New Zealand's seam bowling pair of Tim Southee and Trent Boult struck twice each to reduce Sri Lanka to 144 for six wickets in their first innings on a rain-truncated second day in the second and final test in Colombo on Friday.
Weather continued to hamper play in the match New Zealand must win to level the series after the hosts won the opener in Galle by six wickets.
Only 29.3 overs of play was possible after Sri Lanka resumed their innings on 85 for two but it was enough for the New Zealand seamers to make inroads into their opponents' batting.
Unfortunately the weather has had the final say on day two. We’ve captured 4 wickets in the only session available with Sri Lanka 144-6 after 66 overs. See you tomorrow 🤙 #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/Ih7WPc4wgO— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) August 23, 2019