Today Virat Kohli is the top batsman in test ranking got a century in Perth. But Kane Williamson got beat at nervous nineties (91). Maybe that’s the simple display of ICC test ranking.
Team Sri Lanka have no opportunity to hide in here. Because they spent a horrible time on the second day of the Willington test. They started with 275 for 9 and added only 7 runs on the scoreboard. At the end of the day, New Zealand is leading 29 runs with 8 wickets in hand. It’s true that Lankans sacrifices the driving seat to their opponents.
Literally, that’s the fact. The team of Kane Williamson picked the key to their hand. Picking Zit Raval’s wicket by Lahiru is the only mentionable thing for Sri Lanka. Then Latham-Williamson built a partnership of 162. Kiwi gifted his catch to Kasu Rajitha on Dhananjay’s delivery. In the Kiwi cricket history, Kane Williamson and Nathan Astle got beat in nervous nineties. Though Kiwi captain missed his century Tom Latham reached to the three digits. He left the pitch by 90 runs partnership at the fourth wicket with Ross Taylor.
The 121 runs innings by 256 ball makes very annoying the Lankan ballers. Ross Taylor is in 50* on the other hand. By taking this fifty he becomes the owner of the second highest runs for New Zealand beating Brendon Macklem. This 34 years old right-hander has only Stephen Fleming (7122) in front of him.
On the other side, Sri Lanka needs to tie their opponents as early as possible. Maybe they try their best to come back to the match.