News 10 // 29 Dec 2018, 06:20 IST SHARE CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Sri Lanka began another tenacious fourth-day fightback Saturday as it strove to save the second test against New Zealand after starting its second innings 659 runs behind. Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Mendis batted throughout the morning session to see Sri Lanka safely to lunch at 89-2 after it resumed under pressure at 24-2. Chandimal was 33 not out and Mendis 51, having raised his eighth test half century just before the break. Their third-wicket partnership had garnered 80 runs. More importantly, the stand had occupied almost three hours as Sri Lanka sought to survive the last two days of the test to draw the match and force a tie in the two-test series. In the first test at Wellington, Sri Lanka also started its second innings deeply in the red but Mendis and Angelo Mathews batted throughout the fourth day in an unbroken partnership which produced 274 runs and earned a draw with the help of rain. It was the first occasion in almost a decade in test cricket that a full day had passed in a test without a wicket falling. With Mathews the… Read full this story
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