Set a target of 268, Sri Lanka were 133/0 at stumps on Day 4 of the first Test against New Zealand in Galle on Saturday. Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne were unbeaten on 71 and 57 respectively.
Half-centuries from openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne put Sri Lanka on course to cross the finishing line against New Zealand
in the first Test in Galle on Saturday. Catch highlights of the Day 4 of the SL v NZ 1st Test here
New Zealand were 195/7, with an overall lead of 177, against hosts Sri Lanka on Day 3 of the first Test in Galle on Friday. BJ Watling was unbeaten on 63. Catch highlights of SL vs NZ 1st Test, Day 3 from Galle here
From 143/2, Sri Lanka slumped to 161/7 before an unfinished 66-run stand for the eighth wicket between Niroshan Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal stopped the rot. For New Zealand, spinner Ajaz Patel took 5/76.
New Zealand were 203 for five against Sri Lanka, having recovered from 71-3 at Lunch, when rain stopped play for the day in the final session in Galle with Ross Taylor batting on 86. Akila Dananjaya claimed all five wickets for the hosts
In an illustrious career, the left-arm orthodox bowler took 433 Test wickets in matches, putting him eighth on the all-time list, which has Lankan compatriot Murali Muralitharan at the top with 800 scalps.