Brendon McCullum Steers New Zealand to Facile Win over Sri Lanka in 1st Test

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014 | 0

Riding on a belligerent knock from skipper Brendon McCullum, New Zealand pulled off a massive 8-wicket conquest of Sri Lanka in the first of the two-match Test series at Christchurch, to sail ahead for an early 1-0 lead.

Earlier, McCullum’s smashed 195 off just 134 deliveries to propel the hosts to a commendable total of 441 runs on a bowler-friendly wicket.

Subsequently, the kiwis piled on misery for Sri Lanka after the visitors were bundled out for a paltry 138, which enforced follow-on upon them.

In the second innings, the Sri Lankans did offer some resistance with the bat, but were far away from imposing pressure upon their oppositions.

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne impressed with a praiseworthy 152-run knock, while captain Angelo Mathews (66) and Shaminda Eranga (45) were the other notable contributors, as the tourists got all-out for 407 runs.

Chasing a modest total of 105 runs, New Zealand had no issues, accomplishing the total with 8 wickets to spare.


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