In reply to New Zealand’s 1st innings score of 412 runs, Sri Lankans were bowled out for 244 runs in the 1st innings by the Kiwis after strong resistance from Thilan Samaraweera and Suraj Randiv.
Samaraweera was dismissed for 76 runs while Randiv was dismissed for 39 runs.
Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers grabbing 5 wickets while Trent Boult picked up 4 wickets.
In reply Kiwis lost 2 wickets before lunch that of Martin Guptil for 11 runs and Brendon Mccullum for 35 runs.
New Zealand was on 59 runs for the loss of 2 wickets leading by 227 runs.