Match Summary 
(Stumps Day 3)

Nz 249
SRI 267
Nz 195/7

So the first test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand has entered into an interesting phase. Both have a vital chance of winning, Sri Lanka on the upper end having a home advantage though, it is never easy to chase in 4th innings of a test match.

In the first test at Galle International Cricket Stadium, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. The top and middle-order performed well and dominated the game except for the Kane Williamson who was out without scoring a run. The old gun Ross Taylor scored 86 off 132 balls. The lower order added useful runs in the end. New Zealand was all out for 249 in their first innings.

In reply, Sri Lanka only managed to score 267 runs as batsmen were unable to convert a good start into a big score. Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews and, Niroshan Dickwella scored the fifties but weren't able to score test hundred. Ajaz Patel the left-arm orthodox picked five wickets. 

The score wasn't there to differentiate between the two cricket sides. New Zealand had to score runs in the second innings to dominate. The top-order disappointed as they were 25 for 3, having Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor back in the Pavillion. Tom Latham scored 45 from one end while the other end was supported by lower-order BJ Watling, who scored 63 runs off 138 and is still not out. New Zealand was 195 for 7 on the 3rd-day stumps and, they are 177 runs ahead of Sri Lanka. 

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