Amazing batting by Williamson Incredible match!
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka with the last ball of the Test
The test match ends like this! Such a suffocating situation can be seen in T20. Sometimes in ODIs. Asphyxiation also occurs in the test. But when the match ends, who has seen it?
That scene unfolded at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. An incredible match! The match had an incredible ending. New Zealand won by 2 wickets against Sri Lanka in the last ball.
The match is almost over—the very last ball game of the last session of the last day. New Zealand need just one run to win. Kane Williamson sticks to the wicket like glue. Bowler Asitha Fernando bowled the bouncer. Batter Williamson could not put the ball with the bat. The ball went behind the wicket to the wicketkeeper.
Before that, Williamson and Neil Wegner ran for runs. Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella threw straight to the non-strike edge. The ball hit the wicket. Williamson, who was running lively, also touched the crease with the bat. It is difficult to judge the umpire’s decision with the naked eye.
The burden of the decision went to the TV umpire. The umpire saw on TV replay that Williamson’s bat touched the crease before the ball hit the stumps. Ball, over, session, or day – all ended together. Along with that, New Zealand also rejoiced in the victory in the Christchurch Test.
New Zealand needed 285 runs to win in the fourth innings. For this purpose, the host New Zealand came to bat on the afternoon of the fourth day. They batted 17 overs and collected 28 runs losing 1 wicket.
Tom Latham and Kane Williamson came out to bat on the final day this morning. After the wickets of Latham and Henry Nicholls fell earlier in the day, the duo of Williamson and Daryl Mitchell posed a nightmare for the Lankan bowlers.
This pair scored 142 runs. Mitchell got out after playing 86 balls for 81 runs. Darryl Mitchell gave New Zealand the lead by scoring a century in the first innings as well.
After Mitchell’s dismissal, Tom Blundell, Mitchell Bracewell, Tim Southee, and Matt Henry were quick dismissals to push New Zealand away from victory. Sometimes the game is stopped due to rain. Due to this the fear of New Zealand not winning increases. In the end, Kane Williamson’s incredible tenacity led the Kiwis to victory until the last minute.
Kane Williamson was unbeaten on 121 off 194 balls. The Kiwis reached the goal of winning by scoring quick runs in the ODI style at the last minute.
Sri Lanka scored 355 runs in the first innings. In reply, New Zealand scored 373 runs on Daryl Mitchell’s century. Sri Lanka scored 302 runs on Angelo Mathews’ 115 runs after coming down to bat from 18 runs behind.
New Zealand needs 285 runs to win. In the end, the hosts want to reach the target of 285 runs after losing 8 wickets due to the determination of Williamson. Asitha Fernando took 3 wickets. Prabhat Jayasuriya took 2 wickets and Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara took 1 wicket each.