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Black caps beat Sri Lanka in second test

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The Black Caps have beaten Sri Lanka in the second test in Wellington.

New Zealand completed an innings and 58-run victory over Sri Lanka on the fourth day to sweep the series 2-0.

Having been asked to follow on, Sri Lanka needed 416 runs to make the hosts bat again but were bowled out for 358 in their second innings at the Basin Reserve.

Kane Williamson, New Zealand’s finest batter, was named Man of the Series. He scored 215 in Wellington after steering the Black Caps home with an unbeaten century in the final-ball win in Christchurch.

Henry Nicholls was Man of the Match for his unbeaten 200 as New Zealand piled on 580 for four in their declared first innings after Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to field.

Sri Lanka’s hopes of a first win in the country since 2006 all but ended when their batters managed only 164 in their first innings.