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New Zealand seek record series win in Sri Lanka decider
Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Matthews is expecting a bowler-friendly wicket when his side takes on the Blackcaps in the Boxing Day test from Hagley Park on Wednesday.
The first test match between the teams ended in a draw thanks to a monumental effort with the bat from Matthews and Kusal Mendis.
“The concentration was brilliant, Kusal Mendis had a blinder of an innings; he showed a lot of maturity for a 24-year-old – its pleasing signs for us.”
Matthews was happy with how his team finished the test but said they need to start the next test better.
The 31-year-old said both teams can expect their bowlers to be in the game more come Boxing Day.
“After it ended in a draw the boys are quite confident going into the second game,” he said.
Matthews was happy with how his team finished the test but said they need to start the next test better .
“We need to bat really well and if the bowlers are bowling first I’m sure there will be plenty on offer – we have the bowling attack to do it. “That’s because they’re a world class bowling unit.”
“We can win this game, we aren’t looking to draw games, and if we play to our potential I’m sure we can beat them.”