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Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 10 wickets

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AFP) –

Daniel Flynn topscored for New Zealand with 20 runs

New Zealand cricketer Daniel Flynn plays a shot against Sri Lanka in Galle. Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 10 wickets on the third day of the opening Test on Monday to gain a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 10 wickets on the third day of the opening Test in Galle on Monday to gain a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Rangana Herath completed a second successive five-wicket haul Monday to strengthen Sri Lanka's hopes of victory

Sri Lanka cricketer Rangana Herath (R) celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor during the third day of the opening Test in Galle. Herath completed a second successive five-wicket haul Monday to strengthen Sri Lanka’s hopes of victory.

The hosts effortlessly chased down a 93-run target, with debutant Dimuth Karunaratne remaining unbeaten with 60 and Tharanga Paranavitana 31 not out.

New Zealand, trailing by 26 runs on the first innings, were shot out for 118 in their second innings after lunch.

Middle-order batsman Daniel Flynn top-scored for New Zealand with 20, while Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath finished with 6-43.

The second and final Test starts in Colombo on Sunday.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 221 and 118; Sri Lanka 247 and 93-0

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