Earlier on day three, a Tom Latham ton had helped New Zealand reach a commanding 196-4 at stumps in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 244.
Sri Lanka did well to post that total after being reduced to 130-6 at one stage but an excellent ton from all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva helped the hosts recover from that precarious spot.
The hosts currently lead the two-match series 1-0 after six-wicket win in Galle and will be looking to hold firm in the remaining two days of play at Colombo. Can New Zealand force a win and level the series?
Follow the ball-by-ball action from Colombo below to find out.
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