Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya spun an online round New Zealand’s batsmen, selecting up all 5 wickets to fall, on a rain-shortened opening day of the primary Check right here on Wednesday.
Skilled batsman Ross Taylor held agency with an unbeaten 86 towards the guile of Dananjaya to take the touring aspect to 203 for 5 when rain compelled early stumps. Mitchell Santner was the opposite unbeaten batsman on the crease.
Either side chosen three spinners and the 25-year-old Dananjaya, who prior to now has been suspended from bowling in worldwide cricket for an unlawful bowling motion, made a fast impression.
After Kane Williamson selected to bat, the opening pair added 64 earlier than Dananjaya struck twice within the house of 4 deliveries to ship again Tom Latham (30) and Williamson, who was dismissed with out scoring.
Dananjaya then induced an edge from Jeet Raval to dismiss the opposite opener for 33 on the stroke of the lunch break to scale back New Zealand to 71 for 3.
Taylor staged a combat again for the Black Caps with Henry Nicholls and added 100 for the fourth wicket earlier than Dananjaya dismissed the latter.
Nicholls failed to attach a sweep shot and was out leg earlier than for 42 and B-J. Watling quickly joined him within the dressing room after being out in comparable style handy the off-spinner his fourth five-wicket haul in Exams.