Colombo: New Zealand registered their first Test win in Sri Lanka for 14 years on November 29, finally dismissing the defiant Angelo Mathews to level the series 1-1 in Colombo.
The Kiwis bowled Sri Lanka out for a second innings total of 195 in the last session of the fifth and final day at the P. Sara Oval to win the second and final Test by 167 runs.
All-rounder Mathews offered dogged resistance, top-scoring with a fighting 84 that included one six and 11 fours before he was the last man dismissed after facing 228 balls.
Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath was named “man of the series” for taking 20 wickets.
The hosts won the opening Test by 10 wickets in Galle.