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Cricket: Black Caps batsmen shine in domination of second day against Sri Lanka

New Zealand Herald – By Niall Anderson at the Basin Reserve
Tom Latham sculpted a classy century, Kane Williamson surprised everyone when he fell nine short of a ton of his own, and Ross Taylor brought up a milestone as the Black Caps battered Sri Lanka on day two of the first test.

Summary

  • By Niall Anderson at the Basin Reserve Tom Latham sculpted a classy century, Kane Williamson surprised everyone when he fell nine short of a ton of his own, and Ross Taylor brought up a milestone as the Black Caps battered Sri Lanka on day two of the first test.
  • Latham’s unbeaten 121 was the anchor of the Black Caps’ 311-2 as they bullied the Sri Lankan bowlers, racing past the visitors’ first innings of 282 and putting themselves in prime position to set up another test victory.
  • Latham brought up his seventh test century — his first since January 2017 — in an innings that was a lesson in application.
  • A delivery from Kasun Rajitha had pitched – just – outside leg stump, and after surviving the scare, Latham picked up the pace, playing some textbook cover drives as he wrestled control against the Sri Lankan bowling attack.
  • Compared to the efforts of Tim Southee – who ended with 6-68 after wrapping up the Sri Lankan innings early in the day – the Sri Lankan seamers looked second-rate, creating few chances, and spinner Dilruwan Perera leaked runs in his 13 overs.


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