Sri Lanka cricket team is at the driving position in the second test match against New Zealand in basin Reserve. Kumar Sangakkara’s sensational innings of 203 runs guide Sri Lanka on Day-2 of Wellington test. SL lead by 135 runs in the first innings due to the classical batting of Sangakkara and his eleventh double century in test cricket.
In yesterday game Sangakkara reached to one more milestone in test cricket when he scored first two runs in his inning. He became fifth batsman in test history to score over 12000 runs in career.
Kumar Sangakkara’s knock of 203 in 306 balls was phenomenal in prospects of the match. Sri Lanka was 78/5 on Day-1 at the stumps. At this time he was batting on 33. He started batting with Chandimal on Day-2 of second match. Both batsmen started to build the partnership and Sri Lanka reached to 100 run mark in the 36th over of game. Chandimal and Sangakkara contributed 50 runs partnership in 110 balls.
Sangakkara completed his half century and both players keep batting sensibly. At lunch Sri Lanka were on 159/5 in 54 overs. After returning from lunch Dinesh Chandimal completed his valuable half century. Sri Lanka lost Chandimal on 208 runs score when Sangakkara was batting on 93. This was the sixth wicket in Lankan inning. After Chandimal’s dismissal Kumar Sangakkara completes his hundred in 191 balls.
Sri Lanka lost seventh wicket just before tea when Neesham took Dhamikka Prasad’s wicket. Sri Lankan cricket team was 280/7 at tea. After tea session Rangana Hearth left Sangakkara alone on the crease as he was dismissed by Boult. Lankai team completed 300 runs in 91 overs and took the lead of 79 runs with two wickets remaining in the wellington test.
Kumar Sangakkara hits double ton before getting dismissed by Jimmy Neesham. He reached to 200 in 301 balls with 18 fours and three big sixes. Whole Sri Lanka team got all out on 356 runs in 102.1 overs. Bracewell and Neesham took 3-3 wickets each in the first inning of Sri Lanka at Basin Reserve test match. Remember Kiwi team all out on 221 runs in the first inning.
New Zealand openers came to bat for left 11 overs in the day-2 of second test. Latham and Rutherford played sensibly in those 11 overs and didn’t let their wickets down. At the end of day-2 New Zealand were at 22 without losing wicket. Still New Zealand trail by 113 runs with 10 wickets in hand.