New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2018, 2nd Test Live Cricket Streaming: After forcing a battling draw against a strong New Zealand lineup in Wellington, Sri Lanka will look to carry on their confidence against the hosts in the second and final Test in Christchurch. With help of some gritty batting coupled with assistance from rain gods, the Islanders dig deep to survive the onslaught from the Kiwis, who were all over the touring side. New Zealand dominated Sri Lanka in the first half of the first Test, bundling them for 282 in a little over a day, and then riding on Tom Latham’s unbeaten 264 to post a mammoth 578 to set the stage for a dominating result. An unbroken 274-run partnership between Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews scripted one of the historic feats in red-ball cricket as the Lankan duo batted all of the fourth day. They were aided by rain on the fifth to deny the Kiwis a victory. The Basin Reserve pitch flattened out considerably after the first day, it was still a remarkable effort by the Sri Lankans, given they were up against a team that had just historically beaten Pakistan 2-1 in UAE – their first overseas win against them since 1962.
Sri Lanka have won just two Tests in New Zealand since they first toured the country 35 years ago. Their first triumph in the Kiwi-land came in 1995, it was also their only series win in New Zealand. The other victory came during their 2006-07 tour. With some momentum and confidence on their side, the Sri Lankans will see this as their best shot at history. New Zealand, too, are seeking their own bit of it, chasing a fourth successive series win for the first time.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka from Hagley Oval, Christchurch:
When and at what time will the 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will start?
The 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played from December 26-30, the match will start at 3.30 AM.
Where is the 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played?
The 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Which TV channels will broadcast the live coverage of 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka?
The 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be broadcasted live on Star Sports network in India.
How to watch the free online live online streaming of 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka?
The free online live online streaming of 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be available on Hotstar app and Jio TV.
What are the probable playing XIs of 2nd Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka?
New Zealand Probable XI: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult
Sri Lanka Probable XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (C), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera/Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara