Day one wraps up for first test series between SL and New Zealand (Watch report)

Day one wraps up for first test series between SL and New Zealand (Watch report)

Written by Staff Writer

26 Dec, 2014 | 10:27 pm

Brendan McCullum joined the cricket record books on Friday, with the fastest test century scored by a New Zealander as day one of the first test of Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand worked off before a sell out crowd.

Batting first today, New Zealand were on 429 runs for the loss of seven wickets at stumps at the first test match being played at the Hagley Oval and Sri Lankan spinner Tharindu Kaushal earned his first test cap for Sri Lanka today

WATCH REPORT

Batting first, New Zealand got off to a composed start as skipper Brendan McCullum and Kane Williamson brought out the fireworks with a 126 run stand for the fourth wicket. McCullum who scored his 11th test century, went on to score 195 runs off 134 deliveries as he and James Neesham put on 153 runs for the fifth wicket while Neesham scored 85 runs and notched up his 3rd test half century.

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews ended with figures of two for 34.

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