New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls delivered stunning performances to help New Zealand dominate the second Test against Sri Lanka. The duo’s aggressive double centuries in the first innings helped the Black Caps declare at an impressive 580-4. Sri Lanka struggled to keep up with the dominant performance and ended the second day at 26-2, giving them a slim chance of winning the two-match series.
Williamson’s outstanding knock of 215 and Nicholls’ career-best 200 not out effectively batted Sri Lanka out of the match. The duo made history, becoming the first pair of batters in New Zealand to score 200 in the same innings. Their partnership also ranked fifth among all New Zealand combinations.
Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne will resume play on 16 while night watchman Prabath Jayasuriya is still on 4. kane Williamson and Nicholls batted aggressively from the start, with a third-wicket stand of 363 runs that kept Sri Lanka on the backfoot. The pair unleashed a variety of attacking strokes during the first two sessions, leaving the visitors struggling to keep pace.