New Zealand pacer Trent Boult went through the Sri Lankan innings as he took six wickets across 15 balls, conceding only four runs through that period, as the visitors were bundled out for just 104 runs during the second Test in Christchurch.
Sri Lanka was 88 for 4 at the start of the day but folded for 104 in no time against some quality swing bowling from Trent Boult who returned with career-best figures of 6-30. His fiery spell gave the Kiwi side a 74-run first-innings lead at Hagley Oval after being out for just 178 in the first innings.
Boult first got Roshen Silva caught at third slip for 21 – ending his 43-run partnership with Angelo Mathews.
In the next over, Niroshan Dickwella was caught driving a ball that curved away from him at the last moment with Tim Southee taking a brilliant one-handed catch at third slip.
The remaining dismissals were all lbws – each of them plumb. Dilruwan Perera offered no shot, Suranga Lakmal got a full-length swinging delivery, Dushmantha Chameera was trapped plumb in front of the wickets and Lahiru Kumara ended up being pinned right in front with a full one.
Here’s the video:
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Here's NZ seamer Trent Boult taking six wickets for four runs in the space of 15 balls against Sri Lanka. #NZvSL
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— Herald Sun Sport (@heraldsunsport) December 27, 2018