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New Zealand crush Sri Lanka, level series

New Zealand skittled Sri Lanka out for just 122 runs in the second innings, taking a series-levelling victory by an innings and 65 runs on the final day of a rain-hit second test in Colombo.

New Zealand had batted on for five overs in the morning, allowing BJ Watling to complete a century before declaring their first innings closed on 431 for six.

That gave the tourists, who lost the opening test in Galle, a lead of 187 with 91 overs of play left. Their bowlers provided them with the early strikes they needed, reducing Sri Lanka to 32 for five before lunch.

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  1. How poor can one get folks. Beaten by an innings at home!! We managed to get 6 wickets on a wicket NZ declared for 400+ for 6 wickets. The shot selection from our batters was pathetic and woeful and childish. In both innings the top 5 were done before the game started and it was the same in the Galle first innings. If we don’t know how to bat surely we could learn from the visitors!

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