Post Match Comments

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The Man of the Match Rangana Herath said: “I enjoy bowling here. I stick to the basics. I saw on (that I was the leading wicket-taker in 2012).

New Zealand Captain Ross Taylor said: “Herath put us under pressure all the while. The way schedules are these days it can’t be helped (lack of warm-ups). The new ball bowlers bowled exceptionally well. The partnership between Angelo and Mahela took the game away. I’m sure there will be a couple of changes before the next Test, but we will have to see the wicket.”

Sri Lanka Captain Mahela Jayawardena: “He (Herath) has taken a lot of responsibility. This morning we showed a lot of control with the ball and kept the pressure on. It’s a great venue and enjoy batting here. When Dilshan is fit he will walk straight into the side, positive to see Dimuth bat. Happy with the young talent but it’s a work in progress.”