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New Zealand crush Sri Lanka by 423 runs for record series win

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CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand completed their demolition of Sri Lanka on day five of the second Test in Christchurch on Sunday, needing only 14 balls to take the last three wickets for a colossal 423-run victory.

The overwhelming victory gave New Zealand the series 1-0 after the first Test in Wellington was drawn.

This is the first time in their 88-year Test history that New Zealand have won four successive series, following wins over the West Indies, England and Pakistan this year.

Trent Boult and Neil Wagner mopped up the innings to have Sri Lanka 236 for nine with the injured Angelo Mathews not returning to finish his innings.

Sri Lanka resumed Sunday on 231 for six and were in immediate trouble….

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