New Zealand end 2018 with fourth back to back arrangement win

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New Zealand fixed an agreeable 423-run prevail upon Sri Lanka at an early stage the last day in the second Test to seal the two-Test arrangement 1-0 in Christchurch on December 30. Heading into the last day, the hosts required four wickets to top off a success and did as such in some style.

 

Trent Boult was ridiculously hot for Suranga Lakmal as the left-arm pacer knocked off the off post on the third conveyance of the day to give New Zealand an ideal begin. Neil Wagner proceeded with his ploy of short balls and struck in the precise next over to ricochet out Dilruwan Perera as the guests slipped further. Dushmantha Chameera was the last one to fall as Boult sacked another to end with 3 for 77. Angelo Mathews, who is battling with hamstring damage, didn’t turn out to bat as New Zealand required only 14 conveyances to end the year on a high.

 

This is additionally the first run through New Zealand have won four back to back arrangement’. They vanquished Windies at home and after that figured out how to take the arrangement against England 1-0. Their most amazing success, be that as it may, came in the UAE where they vanquished Pakistan 2-1 of every a three-Test arrangement. Their last best dash of three successive arrangement win had last come in 2013-14 when they crushed Windies (home and away) and India. In 2005, they won against Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Windies before losing to South Africa.

 

Brief scores: New Zealand 178 (Suranga Lakmal 5-54) and 585/4 dec (Tom Latham 176, Henry Nicholls 161) beat Sri Lanka 104 (Trent Boult 6-30) and 236 (Kusal Mendis 67; Neil Wagner 4-48) by 423 runs.

 

Courtesy:  Cricbuzz

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