The Lankans were in absolute disarray with the bat on Day 1, but their middle and lower order put up a resistance to see-off the day. New Zealand batters mauled the Lankan bowlers in the third innings – an innings defeat was evident when the visitors were reeling at 13 for 3. But Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis showed, the fighting spirit of Sri Lanka still exists. Sri Lanka managed a dramatic draw.
Deep Dasgupta and Arunabha Sengupta discuss the first Test……..