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Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand 2nd Test 26 Aug Live

Daniel VettoriThe task of beating Sri Lanka in their own den was always going to be stiff, but the task of equalling the series has become double difficult for the New Zealand side because of the illness of half their side; who are suffering from various forms of a stomach bug. And with the scoreline reading 1-0 in favour of the hosts - in a two test match series - things do not look good for the tourists.

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That the Kiwis had dug their own grave was evident from the way the pitch had behaved after the tourists had won the toss and elected to field first. With two spinners in their side, the New Zealanders shouldn't have had any doubts about batting first, and one can be rest assured that the same mistake will not be repeated again.

Having said that, the Kiwis would be disappointed with the performance of their spin bowlers, especially that of Jeetan Patel. On pitches that are very conducive to the slow bowling, Patel ended with figures that would have barely managed to flatter any of the selectors. The batsmen also did not have a great match, and with the exception of Tim McIntosh in the first innings and Daniel Vettori in the second essay, not too many batsmen inspired any confidence and the top-order will need to get back to the drawing boards to be able to cope with the likes of Murali and Ajantha Mendis.

Former Kiwi batsman, Mark Richardson's remark in his column, that according to him, Muralitharan still chucked on some of the deliveries he bowled, may come back to haunt the Kiwi batsmen in the second game. Ruffling the feathers of a champion bowler is the last thing one would want to do when the batsmen have already found it difficult to read him.

However, the Kiwi issues do not stop at Murali. It is even the quick bowlers that would be a worry for the opposition, more so, the likes of Thilan Thushara and Nuwan Kulasekera. Thushara had had a particularly good first game, and Kulasekera has been amongst the wickets for some time in international cricket now.

Tillakaratne Dilshan is in the form of his life. After being made to open in the ODIs and the T20s, he was asked to do the same in the test matches, and he not only came out unscathed but also smashed the bowling beyond recognition. Such has been his batting, that the Kiwis will have to look to bowl to him like one would bowl to Virender Sehwag; cramp him for room and get the ball to jag back in.

With almost half the team struggling with their fitness, it will need them a miracle to comeback in the series.

Tags:- Sri Lanka   Virender Sehwag   Jeetan Patel   Daniel Vettori   Nuwan Kulasekera   Ajantha Mendis   Thilan Thushara   Tim McIntosh  

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