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Monday, 14 December 2015 - 9:17
New Zealand crush Sri Lanka by 122 runs to win first test in Dunedin
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New Zealand extended their unbeaten sequence test record to 12 matches on home soil in Dunedin, after comfortably beating Sri Lanka by 122 runs at University Oval .

Sri Lanka's plans to survive a minimum of 98 overs - or become only the fifth team in test history to achieve a target in excess of 400 - unravelled in the first session of the final day when Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal triggered an inexorable slide to their fourth successive loss to the Black Caps.

Sri Lanka offered only token resistance after the two most reliable stroke makers departed, an unlikely quest for 405 ended on 282 early in the middle session when tail-ender Suranga Lakmal offered a return catch to Doug Bracewell.

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