Sri Lanka Tour Of New Zealand : Hosts Beat Visitors By An Innings And 58 Runs To Whitewash Series

New Zealand claimed victory against Sri Lanka by an innings and 58 runs in the second test match and secured a whitewash in a 2 match test series despite a late fight back from the visitors.

Sri Lanka notched just 164 in their first innings and were asked to follow on after the black caps declared at 580 in wellington. They were then bowled out for 358.

Dhananjaya De Silva fought back, passing 3,000 test runs before being caught on 98, missing a 10th test century.

New Zealand's Seamers had already sniffed victory when they broke his 76-run partnership with debutant wicketkeeper Nishan Madushka, who was caught just before the tea break.

The loss of de Silva Signalled the end of the resistance, Sri Lanka lost their last three wickets for 40 runs as the Tailenders were picked off.

New Zealand skipper Tim Southee and Seamer Blair Tickner did most of the damage with three wickets apiece.