The Christchurch test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka has come to an exciting turn. On the last day of this match, hosts New Zealand have to score 257 runs to win, while the Kiwi team have 9 wickets left. Earlier, Sri Lanka scored 302 runs in the second innings. All-rounder Angelo Mathews scored the most runs for the visiting team. He scored the fourteenth century of his test career. In reality, the Sri Lankan team was struggling to lose 4 wickets for 83 runs, but Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal had a partnership of 105 runs, this partnership brought Sri Lanka’s scoring to a respectable score.
Dinesh Chandimal contributed 42 runs. At the same time, Angelo Mathews has joined a special club after his 115-run innings century. In fact, Angelo Mathews has touched the figure of 700 races in the Test format. He is only the third player from Sri Lanka to do so. Previously, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have done just that. However, Sri Lanka’s innings were limited to 303 runs. In this way, New Zealand has a target of 285 runs to win the match. The New Zealand team have scored 28 runs to 1 wicket as of the end of day four play.
The New Zealand-Sri Lanka test series is very important in terms of the World Test Championship final. Actually, if the Ahmedabad test between India and Australia ends in a tie, then the India team will have to rely on the result of the New Zealand-Sri Lanka test. If the Sri Lankan team defeats New Zealand, then there may be a huge blow to the hopes of the India team reaching the final of the World Test Championship, but if the Sri Lankan team loses a single match or draws in this series, then the Indian team win the World Test Championship. The championship will reach the final, but if Team India manages to win the Ahmedabad Test, it will not have to depend on the result of the New Zealand-Sri Lanka match.