ICC World Test Championship, 2nd Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 17-20, 2023 live Score

New Zealand 580/4 & 358/10 Sri Lanka 164/10
(123.0 Overs) RR: 4.71(66.5 Overs) RR:2.45
New Zealand won by an innings and 58 runs

Batsman RB 4s 6s S.R
Dhananjaya de Silva (rhb) 98 185 12 1 52.97
Dinesh Chandimal (rhb) 62 92 8 0 67.39
Bowller O M R W Econ
Tim Southee (rmf) 27.0 13 51 3 1.88
Blair Tickner (rmf) 26.0 6 84 3 3.23

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Ball by Ball Live Score Commentary

End of Over No.142 Sri Lanka 358/10 Last Over (wicket maiden)

The WTC cycle is done. The series scoresheet shows a 2-0 for New Zealand which does, in many ways, accurately depict the story. But Sri Lanka were much closer, they were on top for a long period in the first game and instead of their cruise hitting an iceberg, it hit a ship in the form of Kane Williamson. He ensured the visitors went winless. Can that turn around in the limited overs internationals? Follow to find out. Till then, it's Ekanth, signing off on behalf of my co-commentators, Madushka Balasuriya and Abhimanyu Bose and our scorer, Chandan Duorah.

Raff: "Been another delightful summer of NZ test cricket. Thanks, Cricinfo, commenters, and NZ's secret weapon: Mac Jean." *Bows to Chapsy*

Tautoru : "KW MOM for me. Great innings and that last catch! " Henry Nicholls has been awarded the POTM award. Williamson is the POTS. The live feed has cut off on the telly. So the quotes from the players will be published in the news and analysis pieces coming up. Check them out here on ESPNcricinfo.

Mark: "SL where still 5 runs short of the Williamson/Nicholls partnership! Well done NZ"

Mustafa Moudi : "As this WTC Cycle comes to an end with this match, I would suggest the no. of matches must remain close (if not exactly the same) for all team. NZ playing just 12 Test in comparison to England's 22 matches doesnt make any sense !!"

Fan: "Rajitha lasted 110 balls and 2.5 hours! That's great for a tailender. Frustrated thr NZ bowlers "

Maddy: "New Zealand wins the windiest test ever(Probably)"

6:30pm: An overtime win for New Zealand. So close yet so far yet again for Sri Lanka. This time it was more conditional as they were relying on tomorrow's play being washed out. Nonetheless, they hung around firmly after toppling in the first innings. Four batters made fifties in the second innings. Many wickets were soft dismissals and fell to short deliveries. Credit to Tickner, who performed Wagner's role in his absence. Sri Lanka's tail wagged, hung and almost crawled back into a branch to call it a night but Bracewell kept plugging away and Southee finished it off.

141.6W Southee to Rajitha Rajitha fishes and Williamson takes a sharp catch! New Zealand win 2-0 on an overcast Wellington evening! Mitchell and Co are chuffed as they swarm Williamson. Was a back-of-length ball outside off. Rajitha tried to steer it square to try and get a single and retain strike. But Southee was good enough to find the edge. Rajitha and Sri Lanka's resistance ends. OUT
CAK Rajitha c Williamson b Southee 20 (148m 110b 1x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

Krushna: "What is Rajitha's average currently? " Just under seven

141.50 Southee to Rajitha Length just outside off, good leave no run
141.40 Southee to Rajitha Length outside off, steered to point no run


mark: "wouldn't be adverse to see captains penalised for wasting reviews. that on smacked of desperation. one from 23 says it all." Yeah, but the loss of review is punishment enough

141.30 Southee to Rajitha Just down leg, goes across and lets it go no run

RajaSekharreddy: "And if it rains tomorrow without a ball being bowled!" IFFF!

141.20 Southee to Rajitha Full at the stumps at 126kph, blocked towards mid-on no run

Balaji: "Spare a thought for NZ bowlers. They bowled 210 overs straight "

141.10 Southee to Rajitha Shoulders arms and the shortish ball comes in and hits around the ribs. Has a chest guard which helps no run

Scheduled play is done. Overtime is now. The shadows have taken over, the lights have faded but still good enough to continue

End of Over No.141 Sri Lanka 358/9 Last Over (1 run)
140.60 Tickner to AM Fernando Length outside off, left alone no run
140.50 Tickner to AM Fernando Length around off, blocks it with the straight bat. Goes off the thick outside edge on the bounce to slip no run
140.40 Tickner to AM Fernando Length ball goes just down leg. Fernando went across and let it go no run
140.30 Tickner to AM Fernando Length at the stumps, blocked in front no run
140.20 Tickner to AM Fernando Is that strangled down leg? Not given and Southee reviews! There was a deflection. Replay shows it's off the trouser. Was a shortish ball that Fernando tried to clip fine. Bat was nowhere close to ball. NZ out of reviews. Craig McMillan says they've taken 23 across the summer and have overturned one no run
140.10 Tickner to AM Fernando And again, slightly fuller maybe. Ducked under again. Two for the over no run
140.11 Tickner to AM Fernando Bouncer over the head. Ducked under 1 wide

De Cruz : "These two will remain unbeaten and day's play will be done because of bad light. Then tomorrow one of them will get out first ball. Well, you know. Cricket. " Yep. This will be the last official over. How many overs can they squeeze in? Umps check the light and say it's okay to bowl a quick. Tickner it will be!

End of Over No.140 Sri Lanka 357/9 Last Over (maiden)

Vikas Vadgama: "And with that 9th wicket, I guess NZ can officially get half an hour's extension to complete this match today itself, right??" Yes. Sri Lanka's physio is out to check Fernando's left shoulder

139.60 Southee to Rajitha Length outside off at 123kph. Back foot taps across before he lets it go no run
139.50 Southee to Rajitha Stays leg side and does not bother considering playing it after it landed on a back of length. Went over the stumps. Signals for new gloves right after no run

Balaji: "What are the chances of play being extended today?" 50/50 given there's just one wicket to go

139.40 Southee to Rajitha Shortish ball outside off, left alone no run

Fifteen more minutes before things get dicey, says Craig McMillan on air

139.30 Southee to Rajitha Length outside off, left alone no run
139.20 Southee to Rajitha Length outside off, pushed towards cover no run
139.10 Southee to Rajitha Jumps up while staying in the crease. Manages to tap it off the back foot to land the ball within the crease. Was a shortish ball at the body no run
End of Over No.139 Sri Lanka 357/9 Last Over (1 run)

Fourth umpire runs in with the light meter.

138.60 MG Bracewell to AM Fernando Full on middle at 78kph. Blocked in front no run
138.50 MG Bracewell to AM Fernando Lunges down and blocks the full ball back to the bowler no run
138.40 MG Bracewell to AM Fernando Full outside off, opens the face and blocks it along the ground to slip no run
138.30 MG Bracewell to AM Fernando Length outside off, left alone no run

Slip, silly mid-off. Leg slip, two short legs in front and one behind the crease

138.21 MG Bracewell to Rajitha Fullish ball is worked towards square leg. Single taken 1 run
138.10 MG Bracewell to Rajitha Tries to clip a very full ball to the leg side. Smothers it in front no run
End of Over No.138 Sri Lanka 356/9 Last Over (2 runs, wicket maiden)
137.62 Southee to AM Fernando Pops up off the glove shoulder, keeper jumps up but the ball clears him! Was a short ball over middle and leg. Fernando never had eyes on the ball. Tried to work it through off the back foot to the leg side 2 leg byes

Supun Chamathka: "You can't expect miracles when the 1st innings gap is 400 "

137.50 Southee to AM Fernando Length at the stumps at 129kph. Blocked in front no run
137.40 Southee to AM Fernando Shortish ball follows Fernando who made room. Thick edge goes to the off side again no run

Ramapriya: "The last two wickets have played out 31 overs, i.e. an entire session. That's how easy pitches in NZ get as the Test ages. Most odd!"

137.30 Southee to AM Fernando Around-the-wicket angle takes it away over fourth stump. Was on a back of length and Asitha tried to block with a straightish bat no run
137.20 Southee to AM Fernando Goes across and gets squared up. Over middle and off, keeps the hand low and tries to block it straight. Thick edge off the sticker takes it towards gully on the bounce no run

Score Cards


Batsmen R B
Oshada Fernando
Oshada Fernando
5 36
Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne
51 83
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis
50 106
Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews
2 44
Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal
62 92
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dhananjaya de Silva
98 185
Nishan Madushka
Nishan Madushka
39 93
Kasun Rajitha
Kasun Rajitha
20 110
Prabath Jayasuriya
Prabath Jayasuriya
2 45
Lahiru Kumara
Lahiru Kumara
7 45
Asitha Fernando
Asitha Fernando
0 15


Bowler O R W M
Tim Southee
Tim Southee
27 51 3 13
Matt Henry
Matt Henry
29 59 1 8
Michael Bracewell
Michael Bracewell
42 100 2 14
Doug Bracewell
Doug Bracewell
18 58 1 3
Blair Tickner
Blair Tickner
26 84 3 6
BOP Fernandocaught53600
FDM Karunaratnecaught518340
BKG Mendiscaught5010680
AD Mathewscaught24400
LD Chandimalcaught629280
DM de Silvacaught98185121
KNM Fernandocaught399341
CAK Rajithacaught2011010
NGRP Jayasuriyacaught24500
CBRLS Kumaracaught74510
AM Fernandonot out01500
Extras(lb 6, w 14, nb 2)22
Total(all out; 142 ovs)358
TG Southee27135131.88(1w)
MJ Henry2985912.03(1w)
MG Bracewell421410022.38(1w)
DAJ Bracewell1835813.22(2nb, 4w)
BM Tickner2668433.23(6w)
1st26BOP Fernando 5 FDM Karunaratne 21
2nd71FDM Karunaratne 30 BKG Mendis 37
3rd16BKG Mendis 13 AD Mathews 1
4th3AD Mathews 1 LD Chandimal 1
5th126LD Chandimal 61 DM de Silva 62
6th76KNM Fernando 39 DM de Silva 36
7th0DM de Silva 0 CAK Rajitha 0
8th20NGRP Jayasuriya 2 CAK Rajitha 13
9th16CBRLS Kumara 7 CAK Rajitha 6
10th4CAK Rajitha 1 AM Fernando 0

Team Squads

New Zealand
New Zealand
Tom Latham wicketkeeper batter
Devon Conway wicketkeeper batter
Kane Williamson top-order batter
Henry Nicholls top-order batter
Daryl Mitchell allrounder
Tom Blundell wicketkeeper batter
Michael Bracewell batting allrounder
Doug Bracewell bowler
Tim Southee bowler
Matt Henry bowler
Blair Tickner bowler
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Oshada Fernando top-order batter
Dimuth Karunaratne opening batter
Kusal Mendis wicketkeeper batter
Prabath Jayasuriya bowler
Angelo Mathews allrounder
Dinesh Chandimal wicketkeeper batter
Dhananjaya de Silva allrounder
Nishan Madushka wicketkeeper batter
Kasun Rajitha bowler
Lahiru Kumara bowler
Asitha Fernando bowler

What is it?

ICC World Test Championship, 2nd Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 17-20, 2023.

When is it?

Match will be played on Mar 17, 2023.

What time does it start?

Starting time of match 2023-03-16 22:00:00 GMT, 2023-03-17 11:00:00 local

In Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at Basin Reserve, Wellington

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

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,Sri Lanka are somewhat more power-packed unit whereas New Zealand possess the benefit of being a steady side. For this and another above-mentioned motives, we believe the Sri Lanka are far more likely to emerge victorious in what will be among the most crucial experiences for either side.

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