Latest NZ vs SL Test Match Update: Kane Williamson’s Spectacular Catch Leaves Sri Lanka in Shock

The New Zealand cricket team had a great start to the match, scoring 322 runs on the first day, thanks to Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson
  • Rohit Singh | March 10, 2023 | 9:44 pm

The New Zealand cricket team had a great start to the match, scoring 322 runs on the first day, thanks to a brilliant knock by Kane Williamson, who scored 129 runs. The Sri Lankan team, on the other hand, had a tough time bowling and couldn’t find a breakthrough until late in the day.

The second day started in New Zealand’s favor as they were able to take quick wickets of Dhananjay de Silva and Niroshan Dickwala. Samudra Rajita tried to hold the innings together, but the New Zealand bowlers continued to dominate, with Matt Henry taking four wickets in the innings.

Image Source: ESPN

Henry’s bowling was particularly impressive as he troubled the Sri Lankan batsmen with his pace and variation. In the 82nd over, he bowled a slower ball that collided with Rajitha’s bat and went up in the air. The ball was about to land at no man’s land when Kane Williamson came running and took a spectacular catch by sliding on the ground.

Kane Williamson’s New Zealand cricket team had a great start

Williamson’s catch was a moment of brilliance that left everyone in awe. The Sri Lankan team was in shock, and their innings ended quickly after that. This catch was the highlight of the day and showed why Williamson is considered one of the best fielders in the world.

New Zealand’s Playing 11 had a good balance of experience and youth, with the likes of Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, and Neil Wagner providing the necessary leadership and guidance to the younger players. The Sri Lankan team, on the other hand, struggled to find the right balance in their Playing 11, with some of their senior players failing to perform.

Image Source:

With New Zealand in the lead, the Sri Lankan team has a lot of work to do in order to make a comeback in the match. They will need to bat well and take quick wickets if they want to level the series. The third day of the Test promises to be an exciting one, with both teams looking to gain the upper hand.

Blackcaps tweeted on this match:

Catch! Kane Williamson makes good ground to take the catch and Sri Lanka is eight down at Hagley Oval. Matt Henry with his third wicket. 

Cricket enthusiasts all over the world are eagerly waiting to see how the rest of the match unfolds. The match is an important one for both teams as they prepare for the upcoming World Test Championship finals. New Zealand is currently at the top of the rankings, while Sri Lanka is looking to improve their position in the rankings.

Overall, the first Test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka has been an exciting one, with some great performances from both teams. The catch by Kane Williamson was a moment of brilliance that will be remembered for a long time to come.