New Zealand skittled Sri Lanka out for only 122 runs in the second innings on Monday, carrying a series-leveling success by an innings and 65 runs over the last afternoon of a rain-hit next evaluation in Colombo.
That gave the tourists, who dropped the opening evaluation in Galle, an outcome of 187 using 91 overs of play left. Their bowlers supplied them with the ancient strikes they had, decreasing Sri Lanka into 32 for five before supper.
He was not able to bat higher number seven in the second innings, however, if he did take into the area, he and Niroshan Dickwella batted resolutely to get a 51-run sixth-wicket partnership that provides Sri Lanka hopes of a draw.
Karunaratne finally fell lbw to get 21 into seamer Tim Southee, nevertheless, while wicketkeeper Dickwella, who’d suffered a finger injury, postponed the inevitable a little longer with a 51.
Earlier in the afternoon Watling had stayed unbeaten on 105, finishing his seventh evaluation century earlier captain Kane Williamson announced.