Watch ICC World Test Championship, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 2019 Live Streaming

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Sri Lanka 244/10 & 122/10
(90.2 Overs) RR: 2.70

New Zealand 431/6
(115.0 Overs) 3.74
New Zealand won by an innings and 65 runs
Niroshan Dickwella (lhb)5116131.67
Dimuth Karunaratne (lhb)217030.00
Tim Southee (rmf)12.061521.25
Trent Boult (rmf)14.281721.18
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5.05 pm: Right so that ends this series. 26 consecutive Tests in Sri Lanka that have had an outright winner. Lots of great performances in these two games, and points split evenly – which is a fair result. And leaving you with a wonderful stat, courtesy our stats maven Shiva Jayaraman. “At present this is the ‘winning-est’ of years with at least ten Tests in the entire history of Test cricket.” Here are the numbers. There will be more cricket soon, join us for that. Till then, this is Saurabh, signing off on behalf of Ankur and Ranjith.

Kane Williamson: “(on what he did differently from Galle) – Lost the toss! (smiles). But a great effort to push for victory and ultimately come out on the winning side. Naturally when the game starts coming so close, and the light’s always a factor here as well this time of the year (you do get tense). But it was an outstanding effort from the first innings itself. And then the batters scored at a rate that allowed us to move the game forward. Great individual contributions that allowed us to get the win. Deserve to be 1-1.

Our bowlers bowled really nicely in the UAE as well, but as a collective they got breakthroughs at key moments. Everybody will gain things personally and as a group our general growth is important. Looking forward to my break, the guys are going for some T20 cricket. The international calendar is busy so the moments you do get some time off to refresh are nice.”

Dimuth Karunaratne: “I think it was a pretty good wicket. We needed to be patient and put a big score, 240-odd wasn’t enough. We need some partnerships, we keep losing wickets regularly. That’s the key. But some positives are there. Dhananjay batted really well. But at the end of the day we need to put our hands up and say we didn’t do well. But once the batters get a start, we need to get a big one, like Tom and BJ did. Dhananajay and Dickwella were the biggest positives, and the bowlers also did really well.”

BJ Watling is the Man of the Series. – his first ever Man of the Series.

Tom Latham is the Man of the Match. “Nice to contribute, we had partnerships throughout the innings. As a batting unit, we look to do that. I don’t think we did anything different (to the first Test). We hadn’t played Test cricket in a while so just those little adjustments. Conditions are a lot different over here than they are at home, so it’s nice to come over here and contribute. (Dickwella catch) – as soon as I saw him go down, I went to my left. Probably a bit lucky it hit his arm and slowed down. The bowlers did extremely well to get all the wickets.”

4.55pm: Time for the presentations.

Lots of you asking questions about the World Test championship and how it works. Our explainer has all the answers. Trust me, really it does.

Suley: “Great to see NZ perform well regardless of Williamson. Great depth”

Pratik: “Really happy with the performance of Southee. Lost his place to Matt Henry in limited overs side, almost has been out of favour in Tests too with Wagner faring well. Well done Sixer Southee. 6 wickets and some handsome Sixes with the bat.”

Sandy: “Three matches of ICC Test Championship started same day and all three gave results. Bright future for Test Cricket.”

Ashish Agarwal: “@Saurabh, you were the one NZ needed. 2 wickets in 8 balls of your commentary…” – I’m going to be rushing through my visa to see if I can make it in time for the presentation ceremony to pick up my Man of the Match award…

4.44pm: The gloom was setting in – in the sky certainly and perhaps in New Zealand hearts too, but even as the day’s play was ending, New Zealand managed to winkle out the last two wickets. The series is at 1-1, and both teams are on 60 points now in the World Test Championship table.

Really remarkable effort by New Zealand to close out victory in a match so heavily affected by rain. It almost looked like the sequence of results in Test cricket in Sri Lanka would be broken, but we now have 26 straight Tests that have had an outright winner in Sri Lanka. Ben Stokes may be keeping Test cricket pumping, and Jofra Archer, Steven Smith, Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli may be grabbing the headlines – but if you want to keep Test cricket alive, hey just play in Sri Lanka! They don’t know the meaning of a draw here.

70.2W Boult to Embuldeniya it’s all over! A superb short ball from Trent Boult and New Zealand have squared the series. Fast, rising up awkwardly from back of a length and it’s too much for a tailender. He’s trying to get out of the way by ducking, but it’s homing in on his ribs and he is too slow to get his gloves down. The ball flies off the gloves to second slip OUT
L Embuldeniya c Williamson b Boult 5 (20m 11b 1×4 0x6) SR: 45.45
70.14 Boult to Embuldeniya full ball on the pads and imperiously flicked to the square leg fence. Top shot. And it shows that he’s not going to be hesitant even though they are nine down. FOUR

End of Over No.70 Sri Lanka 118/9 Last Over (1 run)

69.60 Patel to Kumara turning in sharply from outside off, jabbed back to the bowler no run
69.50 Patel to Kumara no run
69.40 Patel to Kumara no run
69.3W Patel to Dickwella Dickwella is distraught but he he has to leave. That was against the run of play completely. He had looked so much in control, especially when sweeping. And outstanding anticipation by Tom Latham. So this was a fuller one outside off, Dickwella’s been fetching sweeps from there all innings long, this time he gets a top edge. Latham runs from backward short leg to leg slip even as Dickwella was shaping to play the shot and grabbed it. OUT
N Dickwella c Latham b Patel 51 (211m 161b 6×4 0x6) SR: 31.67
69.21 Patel to Embuldeniya gets off strike second ball! well done Embuldeniya, jabbed this away backward of point 1 run
69.10 Patel to Embuldeniya oooh, just past the outside edge. But he’s doing well to play inside the line. This one spun back in but missed the edge no run

Back for the final stretch is Saurabh, as is Ajaz Patel too.

End of Over No.69 Sri Lanka 117/8 Last Over (maiden)

68.60 Boult to Dickwella full outside off., drives to cover where Taylor makes a diving stop to keep Dickwella off strike no run
68.50 Boult to Dickwella full and tailing in, tries to turn it leg side and gets a leading edge into the covers no run
68.40 Boult to Dickwella length around off, defended off the backfoot no run
68.30 Boult to Dickwella length outside off, left alone no run
68.20 Boult to Dickwella full on middle, keeps it out without a fuss again no run
68.10 Boult to Dickwella length on middle, defended back to Boult no run

As we near a thrilling finish at the P Sara Oval, most of us haven’t recovered from the hangover of the Ashes thriller at Headingley last evening. Where do you think Ben Stokes’ epic ranks among the greatest fourth-innings knocks in recent memory? Has it surpassed Kusal Perera’s 153* as the Test knock of the year?

End of Over No.68 Sri Lanka 117/8 Last Over (1 run)

67.60 Somerville to Embuldeniya tossed up on around middle and off, he opens up a little and keeps it out no run
67.50 Somerville to Embuldeniya round arm delivery, pretty flat and angled in, defended with hard hands no run
67.40 Somerville to Embuldeniya full around off, defended no run
67.31 Somerville to Dickwella length around middle and off, swept fine to turn the strike over 1 run
67.20 Somerville to Dickwella full around off, comes forward and defends no run
67.10 Somerville to Dickwella full outside off, tempting delivery but left alone no run

End of Over No.67 Sri Lanka 116/8 Last Over (1 run)

66.60 Boult to Embuldeniya full outside off, lets it through to the keeper no run
66.51 Boult to Dickwella another short one at the body, Dickwella helps it along to fine leg for one to bring up his slowest and perhaps most important fifty. His previous slowest was off 95 balls, in the previous Test 1 run
66.40 Boult to Dickwella length around middle, gets behind it and defends no run
66.30 Boult to Dickwella short one at the body, dead bats it into the ground no run
66.20 Boult to Dickwella length and angled away, Dickwella fishes in a rare moment of misjudgment and is beaten no run
66.10 Boult to Dickwella short one at the body, defended into the ground no run

End of Over No.66 Sri Lanka 115/8 Last Over (wicket maiden)

65.60 Somerville to Embuldeniya tossed up outside off, he was shaping to play it but decided against it no run
65.50 Somerville to Embuldeniya full around off, spin sharply past the outside edge no run
65.40 Somerville to Embuldeniya full around off, squeezes it away towards point no run
65.3W Somerville to Lakmal finally New Zealand have the breakthrough to crack ope the game again.That was a lovely delivery to the tailender! Tossed up around off, drew him forward, there was extra bounce and turn for Somerville and it took Lakmal’s on the way to backward short-leg OUT
RAS Lakmal c Latham b Somerville 14 (67m 45b 2×4 1×6) SR: 31.11

What is it?

ICC World Test Championship, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 2019.

When is it?

Match will be played on Aug 22, 2019.

What time does it start?

Starting time of match 2019-08-22 04:30:00 GMT, 2019-08-22 10:00:00 local

In Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at P Sara Oval, Colombo

Who will Win ICC World Test Championship, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v New Zealand ?

With ten nearly equally matched groups, the importance of every game can’t be understated in this tournament. Both sides are expected to emerge out packaged full-strength against each other in what claims to be a cracker of a competition. Contemplating that the 2 sides on newspaper,New Zealand are somewhat more power-packed unit whereas Sri Lanka possess the benefit of being a steady side. For this and another above-mentioned motives, we believe the New Zealand are far more likely to emerge victorious in what will be among the most crucial experiences for either side.

What TV channel is it on Live?

The following TV Channels have acquired the official Broadcast rights for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Check this listing to know about Where to watch CWC 2019.

  • India and Subcontinent Star Sports, DD Sports DD National (DD1)
  • United Kingdom Sky Sports
  • South Africa Super Sports
  • Pakistan PTV Sports and Ten Sports
  • Bangladesh Ghazi Tv (GTV), Maasranga & BTV
  • Australia Fox Sports
  • U.S.A Willow Tv
  • New Zealand Sky Sports
  • Canada ATN
  • Middle East and North Afirca OSN Sports Cricket HD
  • Sri Lanka SLRC (Channel Eye)
  • Caribbean ESPN
  • Hong Kong Star Cricket, Today TV App
  • Singapore Star Cricket, Star Hub Go, Singtel
  • China Fox Network Group
  • Fiji Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC TV)
  • Europe, Japan ICC’s Facebook webpage
  • Malaysia Star Cricket, Astro Go
  • Afghanistan Moby TV

Score Cards

  • BowlingOMRWEcon
    TA Boult14.281721.18
    TG Southee1261521.25(1w)
    AY Patel1933121.63
    C de Grandhomme41812.00
    WER Somerville2164922.33
  • Partnerships
    1st0HDRL Thirimanne 0MDKJ Perera 0
    2nd4MDKJ Perera 0BKG Mendis 4
    3rd7AD Mathews 7BKG Mendis 0
    4th11DM de Silva 1BKG Mendis 10
    5th10BKG Mendis 6N Dickwella 4
    6th41FDM Karunaratne 21N Dickwella 17
    7th2MDK Perera 0N Dickwella 2
    8th40RAS Lakmal 14N Dickwella 26
    9th3N Dickwella 2L Embuldeniya 1
    10th4L Embuldeniya 4CBRLS Kumara 0
  • BattingRB46
    HDRL Thirimannerun out0500
    MDKJ Pereracaught wk0300
    BKG Mendisbowled206330
    AD Mathewscaught73010
    DM de Silvacaught11900
    N Dickwellacaught5116160
    FDM Karunaratnelbw217020
    MDK Pereracaught01200
    RAS Lakmalcaught144521
    L Embuldeniyacaught51110
    CBRLS Kumaranot out0300
    Extras(lb 2, w 1)3
    Total(all out; 70.2 ovs)122
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    2nd Test Sri Lanka vs New Zealand


    P Sara Oval, Colombo,
    Colombo,Colombo (PSS),SL
    Starting on
    Aug 22, 2019
    Ending on
    Aug 26, 2019
    ICC World Test Championship, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 2019.


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