Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in first Test

ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP

Sri Lanka have won their opening Test match against New Zealand by six wickets.

The hosts successfully chased down 268 in the fourth innings with Dimuth Karunaratne hitting a brilliant century.

It's highest successful run chase ever at Galle, easily beating the previous record off 99.

The second Test gets underway at Colombo on Thursday.

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