Sri Lanka survives till the fifth day in Christchurch. When they were smelling another test loss in Christchurch from day three. Experts maybe expected the finishing in the fourth day. But Lankan batsmen tried their best to the firing pace of the Kiwi Pacers.
Sri Lanka started batting from 24 for 2 in the fourth day for an impossible target of 660 runs. But two batsmen Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal made a partnership of 117 runs. Which dream something miracle.
But Wagner picked Mendis (67) at 126 runs. Dinesh Chandimal (56) back to the pavilion to Wagner too. Angelo Mathews didn’t bat after lunch. He went to the hospital for a heart in Hamstring. Middle order couldn’t contribute well. Sri Lanka lost 6 wickets by 208 runs.
Two bowlers Dilruan Perera and Suranga Lakmal made a partnership of 23 runs and continue to day five. That makes Sri Lanka survives till the fifth day in Christchurch.
Three Kiwi pacers destroyed the Sri Lankan batting line up. Wagner (3/47), Tim Southee (2/61) and Trent Boult (1/73) brought the match to the Kiwis in day four.
Finally, Sri Lanka survives till the fifth day in Christchurch. Though the result could become in day four. As anything can happen in the cricket.