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New Zealand level Sri Lanka Test series

COLOMBO (AFP) –

New Zealand pacemen Trent Boult and Tim Southee each bagged three wickets.

New Zealand cricketer Tim Southee (second left) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed unseen Sri Lankan batsman Tharanga Paranavitana during the fourth day of the second and final Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo.New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 167 runs on the fifth and last day of the final Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo to level the series 1-1.

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 167 runs on the fifth and last day of the second and final Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday to level the series 1-1.

Sri Lanka, chasing a 363-run target, were bowled out for 195 in their second innings in the final session. Angelo Mathews top-scored for the hosts with a fighting 84.

New Zealand pacemen Trent Boult and Tim Southee each bagged three wickets.

Sri Lanka won the opening Test by 10 wickets in Galle.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 412 and 194-9 decl; Sri Lanka 244 and 195

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