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.
So 20 wickets have fallen in 91 overs. Meanwhile in Melbourne, 2 have fallen in 89!
With so much time remaining New Zealand don't need to rush here; they can bat for two days and still have two days to then bowl Sri Lanka out. Then again, with the behaviour of this pitch, I'd think NZ would be pretty much safe if they can get a lead of 300.