Record stand gives New Zealand shot at victory over Sri Lanka

  • Kane Williamson and BJ Watling put on 365 for the sixth wicket
  • Sri Lanka set 390 to win from a maximum of 107 overs

A world record sixth-wicket partnership by Kane Williamson and BJ Watling handed New Zealand an unlikely shot at victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Williamson scored a maiden double century and wicketkeeper Watling a Test-best 142, with the pair adding 365 as the Black Caps negotiated day four at the Basin Reserve without losing a wicket.

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