Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Ross Taylor keeps NZ afloat after Dananjaya’s five-fer

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Ross Taylor keeps NZ afloat after Dananjaya’s five-fer

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Play was called off for the day with New Zealand on 203/5 (68 ovs). Akila Dananjaya took all the 5 wickets. Ross Taylor is batting on 86 and the match is pretty evenly poised at this stage. Can Ross Taylor guide New Zealand to a 300+ score tomorrow? An early start awaits us on Day 2.

Earlier, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat in the opening Test against hosts Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday. The two-Test series, with the second match set for Colombo, is the first for both teams in the newly launched World Test Championship, which features the top nine Test-playing nations competing in a league across two years. Both side selected three spinners, with the pitch expected to offer turn for slow bowlers.

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