Black Caps eye early wickets in second test against Sri Lanka

New Zealand supporters will be hoping the same when the two sides lock horns in the second Test.

Watling, who scored 77 in the second innings, added New Zealand can not entirely blame themselves for the defeat.

The entire first session was washed out due to persistent rain, but once it relented, Sri Lanka opted to bat first. The only thing which Kiwis won in the first Test was the toss after which they elected to bat first.

Skipper Kane Williamson failed to make a mark as well, and he would like to make amends.

The development, if true, will disappoint the fans of the five-day format in Pakistan who have been deprived of true Test cricket since the 2009 terrorist attack on Sri Lanka in Lahore.

New Zealand left out spinner Mitchell Santner and brought in Colin De Grandhomme.

Prediction: Another tight test match looms and the TAB has New Zealand as slight favourites.

Dimuth Karunaratne was closing in on his half-century yesterday when Sri Lanka reached stumps at 85-2 on a rain-hit opening day of the second and final Test against New Zealand at the P. Sara Oval.

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Let's say the Black Caps in a close one, with improvement from another week in Sri Lankan conditions and the high probability batting kingpin Kane Williamson won't miss out twice again.

The track at Colombo will assist all type of bowlers.

"If we can get a couple of early wickets tomorrow morning that will be nice".

After Sri Lanka made a flying start to the championship with a six-wicket victory in Galle, the best the Black Caps can do is 1-1 in this series and recent history is on their side, at least.

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