Monday, 05 January 2015 - 19:35
Kane Williamson Fights to Keep New Zealand Alive
Kane Williamson and BJ Watling produced an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 94 to keep New Zealand alive on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington today.
New Zealand were 253 for 5 at stumps, a 118-run advantage with five wickets in hand, after the stubborn Williamson-Watling partnership recovered the innings from a perilous 159-5
Williamson was on 80, in sight of his ninth Test century, and Watling was on 48, nearing his ninth half century.
However, despite their dogged fight, the odds remained in favour of Sri Lanka pulling off a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Christchurch by eight wickets.