The University Oval in Dunedin is hosting its seventh test match in as many years. This ground has witnessed four high scoring draws and a one sided content against Bangladesh in 2008 that New Zealand Wob by 9 wickets.
Brendon McCullum is playing his 98th consecutive test of his career. He scored 75 runs in 57 balls on the opening day of first test. Sri-Lanka had won the toss and elected to bowl first.
In last 18 innings, Martin Guptill had just scored 315 runs. But in this match, he took the advantage of inexperienced Sri-Lankan bowling attack to give his numbers a boost. He smashed 156 runs and lifted New Zealand to 409 for 8.
Previously, Guptill scored his century against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2011. Angelo Matthew’s decision to bowl first fell flat as Kane Williamson scored 88 and put on 173 runs partnership work Guptill for 2nd wicket.