Sri Lanka have been 26 for two by way of the shut of play at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. Sri Lanka had misplaced the primary Test by way of two wickets in Christchurch on Monday.
Williamson additionally scored a century, his twenty seventh in Tests, in the second one innings of that fit, however Saturday’s magnificent effort within the corporate of Nicholls used to be a wholly other order of dominance.
After a rain-disrupted day one, Williamson resumed on 26 no longer out along with his nation 155-2 and rarely put a foot improper till he holed out within the deep within the overdue afternoon with 215 runs to his title.
The 32-year-old was the primary New Zealand batsman to attain 8,000 Test runs as he marched to his 6th double century, pounding 23 fours and a few sixes within the 296-ball innings.
Nicholls pillaged runs at a rather decrease fee on the different finish as he labored his manner out of a up to date shape hunch along with his absolute best Test rating of 200 no longer out. It used to be the primary time two New Zealand batsmen had scored double centuries in a single innings.
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Sri Lanka don’t seem to be the primary group to remorseful about successful the toss and opting for to bowl on an obvious greentop handiest to observe the Black Caps batting for a few days.
Daryl Mitchell scored a quickfire 17 and Tom Blundell 17 no longer out after Williamson’s departure as New Zealand swung the bat to inflate their tally ahead of the declaration.
Seamer Lahiru Kumara (0-164) of the visiting bowlers suffered essentially the most however Asitha Fernando and Kasun Rajitha have been each additionally smartly into 3 figures within the supply column.
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Matt Henry wasted little time in appearing them the best way to bowl at the monitor, tempting opener Oshada Fernando right into a push on the ball which Blundell devoured up at the back of the wickets.
Doug Bracewell then celebrated his go back to Test cricket after an opening of just about seven years with the wicket of Kusal Mendis, who departed for a duck after Doug Conway took a super catch at level.
Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who used to be 16 no longer out, and nightwatchman Prabath Jayasuriya, unbeaten on 4, will resume on Sunday with Sri Lanka a hefty 554 runs in arrears.
(With inputs from Reuters)