New Zealand’s 63 * BJ Watling kept the Kiwis afloat and gave hope to the Black Caps after the tea break, who will return in the fold on Day 4 along with William Somerville.
BJ Watling rescued New Zealand with a brave 63 undefeated when visitors overcame a batting collapse to reach 195 for seven in their second inning on the third day of the opening test against Sri Lanka on Friday.
Tourists, having granted an advantage of 18 runs in the first inning, were reeling with 25 by three, but Tom Latham made 45 and Watling produced 50 fights to stretch New Zealand’s lead to 177 races with three wickets in hand. on the stumps
A half-century fight by wicketkeeper-batsman B.J. Watling helped New Zealand take a lead of 177 in stumps on day three in the first test match against Sri Lanka in Galle on Friday. New Zealand, which followed Sri Lanka for 18 runs in the first innings, finished with 195 for seven and a goal of around 200 could prove difficult for the hosts. The spinners have long ruled the chicken coop in Galle and towards the end of the game they tend to be even more threatening.
The biggest successful persecution here is 99 by Sri Lanka against Pakistan in 2014 and armed with a three-pronged attack, New Zealand should already feel comfortable.It was an exciting test day with both teams fighting tooth and nail for the initiative and on the stumps on day three, New Zealand emerged at the top thanks to the efforts of Watling, who finished undefeated in 63.
New Zealand had collapsed to 25 for three losing batters, Ross Taylor (3) and Kane Williamson (4) at a low price and with 124 for six with only a 106-run lead and four remaining wickets, they were playing to catch up.
But Watling found an ideal partner in Tim Southee, as the couple shared a 54-run position to change the game in favor of New Zealand. Sri Lanka was neglected in the field with Southee fell three times. Lasith Embuldeniya provided the much needed advance when Southee gave him the charge and Niroshan Dickwella perplexed him. He made 23. It was Embuldeniya’s fourth wicket at the entrances.
Watling had been handed a leg before to Embuldeniya when he was in one. But the batter successfully reviewed the decision. Watling, who has six hundred Test and registered a better undefeated mark in his 142 race against Sri Lanka, was once again a thorn in his flesh with an undefeated 63 who left 138 balls with five four.
Previously, after resuming 227 for seven, Niroshan Dickwella scored the best score for Sri Lanka with 61 as he moved to 267. Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal were involved in a crucial 81-run position for the eighth wicket that allowed them to take the lead . Lakmal made 40.
William Somerville was hitting five at the other end when the bad light stopped playing at the International Galle Stadium.
Previously, Sri Lanka added 40 runs to its 227-7 night score before losing its last three wickets in the morning session.
New Zealand, which made 249 in the first innings, was also eliminated by Sri Lankan spinners in its second spell.
Silva’s Dhanjaya off-spinner drew the first blood when Jeet Raval (four) was caught on the cover after trying to verify his shot on the drive.
Kane Williamson had fallen in love with a third ball duck in the first innings and also seemed unusually uncomfortable in the second inning.
The right made four before attacking Lasith Embuldeniya and Kusal Perera, positioned in the middle, took an excellent shot by jumping back to send the captain of New Zealand back.
On his next visit, Lasith Embuldeniya dismissed Ross Taylor (three) to further bind tourists.
Latham organized a brief recovery work with Henry Nicholls, who contributed 26 before they both left.
The wicketkeeper-batsman hit five limits on his patient stroke while Tim Southee contributed 23.
No player is going to die in a 3-hour T20 match, pollution is also in Bangladesh- Domingo
The atmosphere in Delhi, the capital of India, is not good these days. The air here is polluted after Diwali and people are having a lot of trouble in breathing. The Indian team has to play in the first match of the three-match T20 series with Bangladesh in Delhi. Questions are being raised regarding the atmosphere of the capital. Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo has given a statement in this matter.
Newly appointed coach of Bangladesh cricket team Russell Domingo has made a significant statement about playing T20 matches in Delhi. Bangladesh’s team is currently practicing for the first T20 match of the series to be played in Delhi. Domingo said that no one is dying because the problem of pollution is also in our country. He said that getting contaminated air in Delhi was not a big matter for him because it is a problem in many countries of the world.
He said, “We know the Sri Lankan team struggled here for the last time. See, there is a lot of pollution in Bangladesh so it was not a big issue for us. It is in many countries of the world. Players are busy with the game Have been and are not complaining too much about it. ”
Let me tell you that as the wind gets better in Delhi, the players are seen practicing removing their masks. Only support staff Daniel Vettori appears in a mask as he is not from Bangladesh.
Domingo further said, “It’s only a matter of three hours and after that everything will be easy. There may be a slight itching in the eyes, the throat becomes a bit bitter but it’s okay. Anyone dying in such a situation Not so. ”
Ind vs Ban: Many Bangladeshi players can leave India tour and return
Everything is not right in Bangladesh cricket these days. This indicates the fact that the players of the team going on strike against the board just before the important tour of India. The board considers the tour to India very important, so it decided to accept almost all the demands placed by the players. Now the chairman of the board has revealed that many players can withdraw from the tour of India.
Bangladesh cricket team will come to India on Wednesday to play T20 and Test series. The team will reach Delhi on 30 October. Just before leaving for the tour, the Bangladesh Cricket Board surprised everyone with a statement. Team opener Tamim Iqbal has withdrawn from the tour of India due to personal reasons. Bangladesh Cricket Board Chairman Nazmul Hasan said that many players can withdraw their names from the tour of India.
He said, “After Tamim withdraws from India, I will not be surprised if anyone else withdraws his name. We will have no option even if a player withdraws his name at the last moment.” . I called Shakib to talk. Now, if he also withdraws his name, where will I look for the captain. I have to change the entire combination. What will I do with it? ”
Hasan feels that he has got into the tricks of the players. He feels that he made a mistake by accepting the players demand. “I still don’t believe it. I talk to all of them every day. They didn’t tell me anything before the strike. I think it was a mistake on my part that I acceded to their demand. I would never should not have.”
Rohit Sharma becomes third Indian to reach top-10 in all three formats
Rohit Sharma, who made his innings debut in the Test series against South Africa, became the third Indian to reach the top-10 in all three formats in the ICC rankings. Captain ViratKohli before Rohit and GautamGambhir, who has said goodbye to cricket, have received this credit. Rohit scored 212 runs in the third Test in Ranchi and climbed 12 places to reach 10th position in the ICC Test rankings.
AjinkyaRahane reached a career-best fifth ranking. He is the third Indian after Kohli and CheteshwarPujara in the Test batsmen rankings. Mayank Agarwal is at 18th position. Rohit, who was Player of the Series, was ranked 44th before the series.
Rohit reached second position in the ICC rankings in ODI in February 2018 and seventh in November 2018 in T20. Kohli has been number-1 in all three formats. At the same time, Gambhir finished top in Tests and T20s and eighth in ODIs. Fast bowlers Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav are ranked 14th and 21st respectively. George Linde is ranked 104 for South Africa.
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