1 Jan 2015

Mathews sees positive signs for Wellington

12:58 pm on 1 January 2015

While the accolades continue to flow for the New Zealand cricket team and skipper Brendon McCullum, Sri Lanka's captain says he saw enough in the team's seconds innings and in their bowling to have hope at the Basin Reserve.

Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews.

Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

New Zealand enjoyed an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka with a day to spare in the first Test in Christchurch.

But the Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says his side showed a lot of fight in the second innings, when Dimuth Karunaratne scored a maiden Test century.

Mathews says the bowlers did a good job, getting the lines and lengths right.

The skipper says he hopes left-arm spinner Rangana Herath will be available for the second Test, though he

doubts there will be many changes to his side.

The next Test starts in Wellington on Saturday.

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