Trent Boult and Tim Southee delivered harm to Sri Lanka’s batting request before the second day of the second Test against New Zealand was canceled because of rain.
In the wake of continuing on 85-2, Sri Lanka were ticking along pleasantly when chief Dimuth Karunaratne (65) raised his fifty.
However, New Zealand’s seamers before long became possibly the most important factor – Boult (2-33) guaranteeing his 250th Test wicket as Angelo Mathews edged a destroy through to wicketkeeper BJ Watling.
Boult proceeded onward to 251 four balls later, with Kusal Perera misreading a conveyance that touched straight again into his cushions, withdrawing without scoring to leave Sri Lanka 93-4.
Tragically the climate has had the last say on day two. We’ve caught 4 wickets in the main session accessible with Sri Lanka 144-6 after 66 overs.
Karunaratne steadied the ship, while Dhananjaya de Silva (31 not out) had a fortunate break when Boult’s day got ugly.
The Black Caps bowler waved away different defenders after De Silva circled an edge high into the air, just for Boult to drop what ought to have been a basic catch.
Sri Lanka’s chief was the alongside go, be that as it may, as Southee (2-40) drew Karunaratne into a messy drive and Watling pouched the edge.
Not to be beaten by Boult, Southee bettered his partner’s previous accomplishment, Niroshan Dickwella giving Watling another look three clusters some other time.
Dilruwan Perera and De Silva figured out how to hold firm until lunch, with the downpours that tormented the very first moment returning throughout the break, finishing play for the day with Sri Lanka on 144-6.