New Zealand finally achieved a rare Test win on Sri Lankan soil, something that has eluded them since 1998. The Kiwis had to work hard for more than two sessions to take the remaining six wickets of the Lankans for a 167-run victory which forced the 2-match Test Series end in a 1-1 draw.
It has been seen time and time again that in conditions where the ball moves around, even if they are on home pitches, the Indian batsmen struggle. The second day of the Bangalore Test reiterated this theory to great effect.
New Zealand fought back to keep India down to 307 for 5 by Stumps on Day 1. India managed to pull off yet another good partnership in the day’s play with Pujara and MS Dhoni adding 47 runs for the unbroken 6th wicket.
It is a time of festivities in Jamaica. The nation is in a good mood. Celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the island’s independence from England are underway. This weekend, Jamaican athletes are expected to burn up the track at the London Olympics and send the country in a frenzy of merriment.