Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand (2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 1 T20I)

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Is there a reason Chandimal bats at six?
 

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Good to see Sri Lanka have a pulse.Good 3rd wicket partnership building.
 

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Great effort these two, 241 the partnership
 

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Unrelated to this thread but interesting that we have Pakistan and NZ next year at home then India again the following year
Yes, I am very disappointed that the same team is coming here twice in 3 years. The scheduling of international cricket has always been a joke.
 

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de Grandhomme to Mathews, FOUR runs, full, angled into the pads, clipped away through the gap at midwicket for his ninth Test ton. Celebrates with push-ups. It has been a test of fitness... and mental strength. What a knock!

Interesting way to celebrate a century.
 

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de Grandhomme to Mathews, FOUR runs, full, angled into the pads, clipped away through the gap at midwicket for his ninth Test ton. Celebrates with push-ups. It has been a test of fitness... and mental strength. What a knock!

Interesting way to celebrate a century.
Borrowed from the Misbah Ul Haq handbook
 

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246 off 96 overs between Mathews and Mendis.
 

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Looked very flat so kiwis could still chase a target pretty quickly but they need a wicket in the first hour, worry for nz is by the time they get another new ball the game will already out of reach.

Impressive fight from SL though after getting thumped at home and 3 down for nothing twice here you would expect them to crumble.
 

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Looked very flat so kiwis could still chase a target pretty quickly but they need a wicket in the first hour, worry for nz is by the time they get another new ball the game will already out of reach.

Impressive fight from SL though after getting thumped at home and 3 down for nothing twice here you would expect them to crumble.
Huge chance of rain within an hour of play starting. They are incredibly close to earning a draw.
 

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reminds me of a few SL tours to england in the past 10 or so years, the SL middle/lower order pulling test matches out of the fire and even stealing test/series wins.
 

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reminds me of a few SL tours to england in the past 10 or so years, the SL middle/lower order pulling test matches out of the fire and even stealing test/series wins.
That 2014 series in england was insane, didn't get the hype it deserved because it was SL but to have finishes like this back to back seems impossible.

This was also the series foxpsorts didn't cover or didn't have the rights to.

(1st test)

(2nd).
 

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New Zealand's summer of cricket is a strange one this year. 2 tests now vs Sri Lanka, then 3 ODI's vs Sri Lanka, 5 ODI's vs India, 3 ODI's vs Bangladesh and then 3 Tests vs Bangladesh in March. I understand its a World Cup year, but still.
 
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Lakmal ripped through the top order, but Watling and Southee have restored respectability. Southee closing in on his high score, which he made in his first Test innings.
 
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