Thilan Samaraweera hit a half-century under pressure to lead Sri Lanka's recovery on the third day of the second and final Test against New Zealand at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Tuesday.
Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews plays a shot during the third day of the second and final Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the P. Sara Oval stadium in Colombo. Thilan Samaraweera closed in on a half-century to boost Sri Lanka's chances of avoiding the follow-on on the third day of the second and final Test against New Zealand.
Sri Lanka were in big trouble on 103-5 before finishing the day on 225-6 in reply to New Zealand's first-innings 412, thanks to the middle-order batsman's defiant 76 not out off 156 deliveries.
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