Sri Lanka made a sparkling comeback in the second test against New Zealand at Hamilton after being bowled out for 292 in the first innings. Riding on an exceptional bowling performance from Dushmantha Chameera, the visitors reduced the Kiwis to 232-9 before Day 2 abruptly ended. On a treacherous wicket, Chameera’s spell might have well turned the tide in Sri Lanka’s favor. The New Zealand middle order could not score freely and it was a rare failure for Kane Williamson. If Sri Lanka can hold on to the advantage, then they could be on their way to a famous win.
Twitter lauded the visitors for a great fight back and below are some of the tweets.
Superb from this new look SL team…. #NZvSL massive opportunity in this game.. enjoy the evening boys !!!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) December 19, 2015
Blimey. When I went to bed at lunch, with Guptill and Latham in good touch, I would not have predicted this close of play score. #NZvSL
— Matt Hemsley (@m_hemsley) December 19, 2015
— Pavitra Gunasekara (@PaViYaz) December 19, 2015
— sampath panda (@PandaSampath) December 19, 2015
— Sineletu (@Sine12_ruga) December 19, 2015
Well done dushmantha for the man den fiver! Really happy for the guy. Great prospect for the future! #NZvSL
— Farveez Maharoof (@farveezmaharoof) December 19, 2015
heartening to see an Asian team battling with success in foreign seaming conditions ..! #NZvSL
— Hashim Malik (@hached) December 19, 2015
Well done Chameera. First ever five wicket haul against an in form Kiwi site. #NZvSL
— Niroshan Sivaranjan (@SNiro23) December 19, 2015
Falling from 81-0 to 89-4, New Zealand made a match of it. Well played Srilanka. #NZvSL
— Ishu Khurana (@khuranaishu) December 19, 2015
Guess what Prasad could do there. #NZvSL
— Osanda V. (@Osanda93) December 19, 2015