The second test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Wellington’s Basin Reserve encountered technical problems due to strong winds on the fifth day of the game. The cameramen operating from the Adelaide road end of the stadium had to come down from the camera tower due to the intensity of the winds.
This led to coverage of the game being interrupted from that end, while the coverage continued from the other end. A video of the incident was shared, and the broadcaster announced that the coverage would be from a single end due to the high winds.
The winds were so strong that they affected the game as well. A delivery from New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell, an off-spin delivery around the fifth stump channel, turned the other way due to the winds. The delivery eventually landed past the wide line and kept going away from the batter due to the winds.
Despite these challenges, New Zealand emerged victorious, winning the match by an innings and 58 runs. They had scored an impressive total of 580-4 in the first innings, with both Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls scoring double centuries for their team.
Sri Lanka struggled in their first innings, being bowled out for just 168 runs. They applied themselves better in the second innings, but couldn’t surpass the New Zealand score and were bowled out for 358 runs. New Zealand won the series 2-0, and Kane Williamson was named the Player of the Series.