Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Tom Latham leads New Zealand’s strong reply on Day 3

first_img Reuters ColomboAugust 24, 2019UPDATED: August 24, 2019 19:33 IST Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Day 3: Tom Latham’s 111 not out gave the visitors control on Saturday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTom Latham’s unbeaten 111 highlight for new Zealand on Day 3New Zealand reach 196 for 4 at Stumps on Day 3Kane Williamson suffered another failure after Sri Lanka were bowled out for 244Tom Latham led New Zealand’s solid response with an unbeaten 111 against Sri Lanka’s first-innings total of 244 on the third day of the second and final Test in Colombo on Saturday.The touring side, trailing 1-0 in the series after Sri Lanka won the opener in Galle, reached 196 for four in their first innings, trailing the hosts by 48 runs on a pitch offering sharp turn for the spinners.Latham and BJ Watling, who was not out on 25, were at the crease and have added 70 for the unbroken fifth wicket to boost New Zealand.Captain and batting mainstay Kane Williamson fell cheaply again, guiding paceman Lahiru Kumara to slip to be out for 20 after scoring just four in two innings in Galle. Experienced batsman Ross Taylor made 23.Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera dismissed Henry Nicholls for 15 to reduce New Zealand to 126-4 at one stage but Latham and Watling kept them at bay for the rest of the final session.Latham, whose highest test score of 264 not out came against Sri Lanka last December, brought up his 10th test hundred with a boundary through midwicket off Perera.After rain allowed just 66 overs of play on the first two days, Dhananjaya de Silva struck his fifth test hundred to help Sri Lanka post a respectable total.Seamer Trent Boult, who had dropped an easy return catch from de Silva on Friday when he was on nine, dismissed the batsman for 109 to pick up his third wicket of the innings.Boult’s pace bowling colleague Tim Southee was the most successful bowler for New Zealand with figures of four for 63.advertisementAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli’s men to wear black armbands to condole Arun Jaitley’s deathAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sri Lanka vs New ZealandFollow Tom LathamFollow Kane WiliamsonFollow Colombo Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Tom Latham leads New Zealand’s strong reply on Day 3New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: After another batting failure from captain Kane Williamson, wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham has put New Zealand on course to take lead in Colombo.advertisementlast_img

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