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Kane Williamson, Tom Latham help Kiwis take huge lead over Lanka

Dunedin: Kane Williamson joined the elite 1,000 runs-a-year club on Saturday as New Zealand built a commanding 308-run lead over Sri Lanka with two days remaining in the first Test here.

Kane Williamson pulls one vs Sri Lanka on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Kane Williamson pulls one vs Sri Lanka on Saturday. Pic/AFP 

Only the threat of rain and a flattening pitch loomed as possible barricades for NZ, who closed Day Three on 171 for one with nine wickets in hand. Tom Latham was on 72 with master batsman Williamson on 48.

NZ ramped up their dominance over Sri Lanka, removing their last six wickets on Saturday to have the tourists all out for 294, 137 runs in arrears.

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