In Pics: New Zealand in Sri Lanka down the years

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  • Richard Hadlee was the highest wicket-taker in the 2-0 Test victory during New Zealand’s first visit to Sri Lanka in 1983-84, taking 18 wickets. Geoff Howarth’s side won the ODIs 2-1. (Getty Images)

    Richard Hadlee was the highest wicket-taker in the 2-0 Test victory during New Zealand’s first visit to Sri Lanka in 1983-84, taking 18 wickets. Geoff Howarth’s side won the ODIs 2-1. (Getty Images)

  • Martin Crowe toured Sri Lanka thrice, and in his final tour oversaw a 1-0 series loss with an under-strength team. Crowe hit his 15th Test century in the second Test which the hosts won by nine wickets. (Getty Images)

    Martin Crowe toured Sri Lanka thrice, and in his final tour oversaw a 1-0 series loss with an under-strength team. Crowe hit his 15th Test century in the second Test which the hosts won by nine wickets. (Getty Images)

  • During the 1992-93 tour Roshan Mahanama was a major thorn in New Zealand’ side with two centuries in the 1-0 series win. Sri Lanka won the ODIs 2-0. (Getty Images)

    During the 1992-93 tour Roshan Mahanama was a major thorn in New Zealand’ side with two centuries in the 1-0 series win. Sri Lanka won the ODIs 2-0. (Getty Images)

  • The hosts hit back in Galle, however, where Mahela Jayawardene’s 167 was a major reason behind an innings win over Fleming’s side in the second Test. (Getty Images)

    The hosts hit back in Galle, however, where Mahela Jayawardene’s 167 was a major reason behind an innings win over Fleming’s side in the second Test. (Getty Images)

  • Thilan Samaraweera picked up two centuries in the 2009 series which Sri Lanka won 2-0. In Galle, he hit 159 in a 202-run win and at the SSC he made 143 as New Zealand were beaten by 96 runs. (AFP)

    Thilan Samaraweera picked up two centuries in the 2009 series which Sri Lanka won 2-0. In Galle, he hit 159 in a 202-run win and at the SSC he made 143 as New Zealand were beaten by 96 runs. (AFP)

  • In the second Test at the SSC, Daniel Vettori joined the 300-wicket club and hit a valiant century in what was the only positive from the 96-run loss for New Zealand. (AFP)

    In the second Test at the SSC, Daniel Vettori joined the 300-wicket club and hit a valiant century in what was the only positive from the 96-run loss for New Zealand. (AFP)

  • In 1998, Stephen Fleming’s scores of 78 and an unbeaten 174 helped New Zealand take a 1-0 series lead with a 167-run win over Sri Lanka at the Premadasa. (AFP)

    In 1998, Stephen Fleming’s scores of 78 and an unbeaten 174 helped New Zealand take a 1-0 series lead with a 167-run win over Sri Lanka at the Premadasa. (AFP)

  • During the 2003 tour, Fleming set a New Zealand record with a match aggregate of 343 runs at the P Sara Oval where he hit an unbeaten innings of 274 and 69. The two Tests were drawn. (AFP)

    During the 2003 tour, Fleming set a New Zealand record with a match aggregate of 343 runs at the P Sara Oval where he hit an unbeaten innings of 274 and 69. The two Tests were drawn. (AFP)

First Published: October 26, 2012, 11:44 PM IST
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