Often in cricket, we have seen bowlers bowl extraordinary spells which have changed the course of the game. In another spectacle of stupendous bowling in Test cricket, New Zealand’s Trent Boult ran through Sri Lanka’s batting line-up in the space of only 15 balls. After Boult finished his spell, his bowling figures went on from 12-6-24-0 to 15-8-30-6!
Sri Lanka began Day 2 with Angelo Matthews and Roshen Silva on the crease. After playing out a couple of quiet overs early on, the mayhem started in Boult’s third over of the day. Silva was the first one to go after he nicked a delivery which was amazingly caught by Tim Southee in the slip cordon. Test Match Records: A Look at List of Narrowest Wins in Terms of Runs, as New Zealand Defeats Pakistan by 4 Runs!
The 15 balls bowled by Boult read: W, 4, 0, W, 0, 0, 0, W, W, 0, W, 0, 0, 0, and W.
Watch Video Highlights: Trent Boult 6 Wickets in 15 Balls against Sri Lanka
Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, and Lahiru Kumara were the six wickets that Trent Boult took in his mind-baffling spell that put New Zealand back in the driver’s seat of the 2nd Test match. Angelo Matthews was stranded at the other end of the crease.
The BlackCaps ended the Day 2 of the Christchurch Test in a strong position with Ross Taylor and Tom Latham on the crease. At stumps, New Zealand was leading Sri Lanka by 305 runs. Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates about New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Test Series.