Short, but not quite: Jayawardene’s missed ton helps Sri Lanka nose ahead

Resuming at nine for 1, the Lankans were tested by the Kiwi seamers — Southee and Trent Boult, who used the early moisture on the pitch and the new ball to good effect. Southee dismissed overnight batsmen Tharanga Paranavitana (0) and nightwatchman Suraj Randiv (9) inside three overs of the morning session and later had Thilan Samaraweera (17) lbw. New Zealand was dismissed for 221 in its first innings with McCullum top scoring with 68.

Brief scores: NZ 225 and 35/1 (M Guptil 13*; R Herath 1/13) versus SL 247 (M Jayawardene 91, A Mathews 79; T Southee 4/64, S Patel 3/55)

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