New Zealand and Sri Lanka are playing the second and the final Test on Boxing Day at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The match started on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 11:00 AM NZDT, 3:30 AM SLST, 10:00 PM GMT (December 25).

Scorecard day 1:

Sri Lanka 88/4 (32.0 Ovs)

New Zealand 178 [Suranga Lakmal 54/5]

The series is currently tied 0-0 after the first Test in Wellington ended in a draw last week. Tom Latham was awarded the man of the match for his brilliant knock of 264 runs. For the visitors, Angelo Matthews and Kusal Mendis stroked centuries in the second innings to ensure their side a fighting draw.

Hotstar live streaming and TV telecast

Sky Sports NZ will telecast the Test series in New Zealand. Star Sports will broadcast the matches of the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka series in the Indian subcontinent. Sky Sports Cricket will televise the games in the United Kingdom while Channel Eye will broadcast it in Sri Lanka.

Hotstar app and website will provide the online streaming of Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand 2018-19 for the premium users.

Also read: PTV Sports live cricket streaming Pakistan v South Africa 1st Test at 1 PM PKT

Kiwis look to dominate the visitors again

New Zealand's performance was good in the Wellington Test, but the rain on day five meant they couldn't seal the match.

Matt Henry could come into the side for this game. If Henry is drafted in, Ajaz Patel might have to sit out. Other than this, the Kiwi unit is expected to play the same XI.

Dushmantha Chameera has an excellent record in New Zealand and could be considered for this Test. Kasun Rajitha was not able to pick a single wicket in Wellington which might force the visitors to keep him out.

Rest of side won't have any changes, but the batting needs to be strong if Sri Lanka wants to stand a chance in front of the hosts.

Overcast conditions are expected on the first couple of days. The temperature will be under 20 making it even more cold for the visitors. On a green pitch in Christchurch, the ball will tend to seam and swing a bit more, making it difficult for the batsmen.

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