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    In Pics: New Zealand in Sri Lanka down the years

    • 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)

    • 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)

    • 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 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)

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