24 Dec 2015

Black Caps win second Test

12:05 pm on 24 December 2015

The New Zealand cricketers have won the second Test against Sri Lanka in Hamilton by five wickets.

Kane Williamson batting for New Zealand

Kane Williamson batting for New Zealand Photo: Photosport

The Black Caps started the fourth day on 142 for five, needing another 47 runs for the win.

Kane Williamson brought up his 13th Test century, finishing on 108 not out, while BJ Watling was on 13.

It was Willamson's fifth century of the year, having played eight Tests, taking his 2015 run tally to 1172 - the most by a New Zealander in a calendar year, at an average of 90.15.

But for Williamson the personal milestone paled in comparison to the Test victory.

The Black Caps are now unbeaten in their past 13 Tests at home, their last home loss being against South Africa in March 2012.

It equalled the best run by a New Zealand team at home since 1987-1991.

"I think I speak on behalf of most international cricketers, you don't really look at years you just look at the next tour coming up and you're very much trying to just adapt and contribute to a team performance. In terms of a year it's very difficult to look at things like that," said Williamson.

Williamson was named player of the match.

Tim Southee also moved up the New Zealand all-time bowling list to fifth spot with 163 wickets surpassing Danny Morrison although he's still some way off leading wicket taker Sir Richard Hadlee with 431.

Williamson was named player of the match.

And the two sides now switch to limited overs mode with the first one day in Christchurch on Boxing Day.

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