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New Zealand defeat Sri Lanka at Christchurch

  • In their first Test at Christchurch on Monday, December 29, New Zealand has scored a convincing victory over Sri Lanka by eight wickets. With this triumph, New Zealand has been able to win five Tests in a calendar year. Thus, 2014 has turned out to be their best year in Test history.
     
    Captain Brendan McCullum scored a century from 74 balls, demolishing his own record for the fastest century hit by a New Zealand player. 

    New Zealand had posted 441 on day one. Sri Lanka scored 138 in their first innings, but could reach only 407 in the second innings. New Zealand thus was required to score just 105 to win.

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