SL vs NZ 2nd Test: Cricket live score and streaming info

January 2, 2015, By M Sohini

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first in the 2nd Test against New Zealnd being played at Wellington from Jan 3-7, 2015.

New Zealand were bowled out for 221 runs in their first innings.

While it wouldn’t be a stroll across the park for the home team, they still hold the edge over their opponents to come out as the winners in the series.

New Zealand has been beaming high in their recent test performances. Outrunning the visitors firmly in the first match, they have managed to keep their foot on the pedal.

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga (R) celebrate

What led to the current lead for them in the series was their stunning performance in the first innings. Follow the live cricket score here.

Skipper Brendon McCullum has been leading the squad from the front, and adding the boost to his squad is the glittering run of opener Kane Williamson.

James Neesham has proved the man to be handed with the responsibilities when coming down the order. On the bowling front, Trent Boult and Tim Southe have been a menace for the opponents with the diversified swing bowling. All these just push the prospects for the home team to have a clean sweep over their opponents.

But the opponents are sure not to go down without a fight. They displayed that in the second innings at Christchurch. While being humbled in the first innings, Sri Lanka entirely rose from deep down, although being unable to sweep away a defeat. They have nothing to take from the initial innings of the game, but a plenty from their fight back.

The live streaming online can be watched here.

Dimuth Karunaratne was the key man in the Sri Lankan fightback in the first game. A repetition of that alone won’t however favor the squad led by Angelo Mathews.

They need to find a sounding performance from all around, even from the bowling department. The Wellington pitch is sure to offer the typical New Zealand traits.

The same have even compelled the Sri Lankan opener to admit the swing bowling from the opposition as the most accurate. Chances for his side rescuing the series would become feasible only if his own pace attack would prove better.

The Wellington test can also play crucial part for the Lankan morale. The visitors have got seven ODIs to be played against New Zealand before the World Cup kick starts. A comeback could definitely lift the confidence of the visitors.

Although with New Zealand just requiring a draw to pocket the trophy, it would be only witless to think that they would be sticking to safeguard the series with a draw in the last game.

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