Kiwis claim victory in Sri Lanka

30th Nov 2012

New Zealand have claimed their first Test win in Sri Lanka for 14 years.

Cricket fans who travelled to the country for the Test on Thursday witnessed the Kiwis beating the home side to level the series 1-1 in Colombo.

In the last session of the fifth day at the P.Sara Oval, the Black Caps bowled out their hosts for a second-innings total of 195 to win the second and final Test by 167 runs after ending Angelo Matthews' stubborn resistance.

All-rounder Matthews was the last man out after facing 228 balls, and top scoring with 84, including one six and 11 fours.

The Kiwis laid the platform for their victory after posting a first-innings total of 412 with their bowlers delivering in both innings.

New Zealand captain Ross Taylor, who was named man of the match for his 142 in the first innings, said: "It is always good to come overseas and win. The bowlers were brilliant and they set it up.

"I guess we got a lot of stick last week for our performances, but we stuck to our task and fought hard. We took our catches and fielded pretty well."

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