Taylor anchors New Zealand innings on day one of first test against Sri Lanka

Two lengthy periods of New Zealand dominance have been negated by one exceptional bowler as Sri Lanka kept the Black Caps in check on day one of the first test in Galle.

Five wickets from spinner Akila Dananjaya dented the Black Caps’ hopes of building an imposing first innings score, a task that looked likely on two occasions before Dananjaya twice claimed a quick flurry of wickets.

Yet, a competitive total is still eminently possible, if Ross Taylor has his way.

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