The 1 st Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand is continuing its way to end up as a typical Galle Test in spin a friendly pitch.
But this time Sri Lanka seems to be in the unlucky side as they were not able to get a good lead after New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first.
Nevertheless Sri Lanka was able to get a marginal lead of 18 runs and it could have been still enough to get on to the top of the game.
But late order flourishes from New Zealand lower order has been able to extend the lead upto 177 runs which is quite a target to achieve in 4 th innings in typical Galle pitch.Also the inning is not yet finished as they have 3 more wickets in hand which could atleast get them around a lead of 220 plus.
BJ Watling was the player of the second inning for New Zealand with his great batting effort along with the lower order and he is unbeaten at 63 runs.
But still anything below 250 is still achievable here in 4 th and 5 th day and inorder to that Sri Lanka has to stop throwing their wickets away and will have to play really well in a pitch which will have so much of assistance for New Zealand spinners.