It was Kane’s show right through as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in a thrilling contest here at Hamilton. This win has also given Kiwi’s a unique record as they equaled their own record of most number of consecutive matches won at home soil Kane Williamson became the most run scorer from New Zealand this year and in the process overtook AB de Villiers to become the No.1 test batsmen. The news was officially confirmed by ICC. Williamson’s 5th hundred (108* off 164 balls) of the year came in a demanding day of test cricket. On a green track and against an inspired Lankan attack, it was pretty much to say a one man show as Kane Williamson was the only batsman who seemed to be in no mode of discomfort against the opposition bowlers.
Sri Lanka 1st Innings (292 A Mathews 77, T Siriwardana 62 / T Southee 3-63)
New Zealand 1st Innings (M Guptill 50, M Santner 38 / D Chameera 5-47)
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (B Mendis 46, T Siriwardana / T Southee 4-26)
New Zealand 2nd Innings (K Williamson 108*, R Taylor 35/ D Chameera 4-68)
Match Result – NZ won by 5 wickets