Sri Lanka got off to a disastrous start as they lost both openers for ducks as they faltered to 20 for 4 on the second day morning in the 1st Test against New Zealand in Galle.
Sri Lanka commenced the day on 9 for 1 in reply to New Zealands 221 all out.
Captain Mahela Jayawardana along with Angelo Mathews steadied the innings with a solid 6th wicket partnership of 156.
Mahela Jayawardana scored 91 runs and Anjelo Mathews scored 79.
Sri lankans were bowled out for 247 runs with a lead of 26 runs.
Kiwis in reply lost the wicket of Brendon Mcculum for 13 runs at the close of 2nd days play on 35 runs for the loss of 1 wicket.