New Zealand won a last-ball thriller with Kane Williamson scoring his 27th test ton. Sri Lanka did all it could but New Zealand did way better to be on top of the game. The game went down to the wire as 8 was needed off the last over. He scored a crucial boundary and that meant that NZ were in touching distance with 1 needed off 2. A dot ball followed and there was drama in the final ball but Williamson managed to make his ground with a brilliant dive.
Daryl Mitchell has been awarded the Player of the Match for his terrific ton in the first innings and a match-winning 81 in the second innings. NZ won the crunch moments in this game, which is all it mattered eventually. SL are now effectively out of the race for the WTC final. That means it’s official that Australia will be playing against India in the WTC 2021-23 finals in Lord’s.