AD Mathews: I though we fought hard. They got off to a flier and we had too many loose balls. I thought we were too cautious in the first innings. We will have to be more positive. There was a lot of grass on the wicket but we did not land in the right areas. We did not bowl pretty well. We did well in the second innings but it was too late. We did not show much intent in the first innings. Not really, it was a tough wicket to get 20 wickets and they needed time to get us out. We showed guts and it was exciting to see the batters bat too. We don't have Sanga's and Mahela's in the team, we are inexperienced, but it's all about the mindset.
Guptill is the Man of the Match
BB McCullum: Was a top performance and really impressive with the way boys fought. We need enough time to bowl Sri Lanka out and tyou gotta back your bowlers to win Test matches. Definitely, the way Guptill and Latham started was brilliant. First hour was always crucuial and getting through that tough period was a challenging task. We probably expect sideways movement but when you win Test match on 5th day it shows how good a surface that was. Lads have done really well throughout this Test match and we'll makes sure we'll be at our best at Hamilton.
New Zealand won by 122 runs and they go 1-0 up in the series
Over 95.2 DAJ Bracewell bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to RAS Lakmal, out Caught and Bowled!!Lakmal was late to dig it. Ball catches the splice and lobs straight to Bracewell who accepts it gleefully
Over 95.1 DAJ Bracewell bowls a good length delivery to RAS Lakmal, Boundary! Backs away in the crease and smash back pass the bowler and the the ball went to the fence very quickly.
End of Over 95 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 277/9
RAS Lakmal 18/25 Mitchell Santner 22-6-52-2
Nuwan Pradeep 4/10
Over 94.6 Mitchell Santner bowls a tossed up delivery to RAS Lakmal, no runs, gets forward and drives it through mid-off for a quick single.
Over 94.5 Mitchell Santner bowls a tossed up delivery to RAS Lakmal, no runs, stays on the front foot and blocks it back to the bowler.
Over 94.4 Mitchell Santner bowls it flat in the air to RAS Lakmal, no runs, gets forward and works it pass short-leg.
Over 94.3 Mitchell Santner bowls a pitched up delivery to RAS Lakmal, no runs, goes on to the back foot and whips it straight to square-leg.
Over 94.2 Mitchell Santner bowls it short of length to RAS Lakmal, Boundary! Goes deep inside the crease and cuts it powerfully behind point, no one in the deep and it's an easy boundary.
Over 94.1 Mitchell Santner bowls a tossed up delivery to RAS Lakmal, no runs, presses forward and blocks.
End of Over 94 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 273/9
Nuwan Pradeep 4/10 DAJ Bracewell 19-5-42-0
RAS Lakmal 14/19
Over 93.6 DAJ Bracewell bowls a good length delivery to Nuwan Pradeep, no runs, comes on to the font foot and plays a solid defence.
Over 93.5 DAJ Bracewell bowls a good length delivery to Nuwan Pradeep, Boundary! Gets forward and push at it.Got a thick outside edge which travels in the gap between first slip and the keeper.
Over 93.4 DAJ Bracewell bowls a pitched up delivery to Nuwan Pradeep, no runs, gets forward and drives it straight to the man at cover.
Over 93.3 DAJ Bracewell bowls a back of length delivery to Nuwan Pradeep, no runs, goes on to the back foot and punched to the left of the bowler
Over 93.2 DAJ Bracewell bowls a good length delivery to RAS Lakmal, no runs, gets inside the line and let it go through to the keeper,
Over 93.1 DAJ Bracewell bowls it short of length to RAS Lakmal, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket.