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Live Cricket Score - Day 2: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval

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Rain has the final say... once again[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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Cricinfo news Live Cricket Score - Day 2: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval and enjoy livescore, commentary, points table, upcoming schedule, team ranking, match ranking and Series info.22 Sunday September 2019 075752000000

Rain yet again had the final say with the second and third sessions getting washed out. Sri Lankan players were seen playing cards as they looked to keep themselves engaged. Hoping against hope there would be more action tomorrow...[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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Oh, the situation is looking quite grim at the moment, as it is raining in Colombo and the entire ground has been covered as well.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] The Boult-Southee duet[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] New Zealand's experienced pace pair of Trent Boult and Tim Southee used the helpful conditions on offer to pick up two scalps each, as Sri Lanka found themselves in a spot of bother at 144 for 6.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] After the initial 45 minutes was delayed due to inclement weather, Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme bowled with good discipline, and also found a hint of movement in the air and off the pitch to trouble the Sri Lankan batsmen. Eventually, Angelo Mathews was dismissed by Boult. It was a loose shot from the veteran as he tried to pull a short delivery down leg and was caught behind.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] By picking up Mathews's wicket, Boult also took his 250th Test scalp. Only Sir Richard Hadlee and Daniel Vettori have more Test wickets for New Zealand than Boult. The pacer, who made his Test debut back in 2011-12, is certainly one of New Zealand's finest bowlers alongside Richard Hadlee and Vettori. Jack Cowie, Shane Bond, Richard Collinge, Bruce Taylor, Dayle Hadlee, Chris Martin, Dick Motz, Jack Cameron, Tim Southee, Chris Cairns, Dion Nash and Simon Doull are some other worthy pace bowlers from New Zealand.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Boult had further success when he removed Kusal Perera LBW with the inswinger. The southpaw padded up to the delivery and paid the price. The left-arm bowler could have made another incision when Dhananjaya de Silva eked out a leading edge but Boult fluffed a sitter off his own bowling. Despite losing a couple of his batting partners, Dimuth Karunaratne (65) soldiered along. He even reached the milestone of 12,000 first class runs with a flick off Boult. He also received a reprieved when Kane Williamson dropped a tough chance off Ajaz Patel.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] New Zealand, though, didn't have to wait for long as Southee used the three-quarter seam delivery to induce Karunaratne to edge one. He employed similar tactics to send Niroshan Dickwella back to the hut. At that stage, de Silva and Dilruwan Perera combined to wade through a tough phase and steered them to the break. At the fag end of the session, there was one more spell of rain shower and covers were back in place.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Southee strikes twice[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Dimuth finally falls. Hugh wicket for Southee. It was his change-up scrambled seam delivery that left the southpaw and produced the edge. The pacer has used the three-quarter seam delivery effectively over a period of time.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] To make it even better, he also dismissed Dickwella with the three-quarter seam ball.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Boult fluffs a sitter[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Boult had dropped an absolute sitter. Hard to believe this... he is usually a pretty good fielder. Dhananjaya tried a half-hearted pull (or whip), but only eke out a leading edge. It looked like a regulation caught and bowled chance. Boult just seemed to have lost it at the 'nth' moment. Maybe the wet ball played a part. Hard to explain. He looks very dejected after grassing it.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] 250 Test scalps...[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Mathews has been dismissed by Boult and it has come against the run of play. The short ball was down leg, Mathews tried to pull but could only edge it to the 'keeper, who pouched a fine catch. It also turns out to be Boult's 250th Test scalp. What a great servant of New Zealand's cricket!! Only two bowlers from New Zealand - Richard Hadlee and Vettori - have got more Test wickets.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] He then dislodged Kusal LBW with the inswinger. Kusal paid the price for padding up. Poor stroke but some good bowling from Boult.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Another fifty for Dimuth[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] And straightaway, Karunaratne notches up his fifty in the first over of the day. He is certainly leading the side from the front. On Day 1, he had to paddle through tricky conditions and now he would look to convert his start into a substantial score.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Good news! Play to start at 10.30pm Local. Another excellent effort from the groundstaff to make the ground ready. Most likely we won't lose overs as of now.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Revised timings: First session - 10:30 AM To 12:45 PM. Middle session - 1:25 PM To 3:25 PM. Third session - 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Build up[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Rain wreaked havoc on Day 1 of the Colombo Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, and only 36 overs were bowled. However, there was enough action and drama during the afternoon session when rain eased up.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] Karunaratne once again showed his class and quality with an unbeaten 49 while de Grandhomme and Somerville bowled with perseverance to pick up one scalp each. Kane Williamson, though, perhaps won't exactly be happy with Boult and Southee. The duo didn't exactly get it right with a bit of moisture and seam movement around. It also swung a bit.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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[**^] What is in store for Day 2? Unfortunately, the forecast isn't great. Hopefully, rain will stay away.[**^]22 Sunday September 2019 085752000000

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