The first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka has been drawn after Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews held strong until play was washed out on day five in Wellington.
Mendis (141no) and Mathews (120no), who batted through the entirety of day four, resumed proceedings on Wednesday with Sri Lanka on 259-3, needing 37 runs to make New Zealand bat again at Basin Reserve.
The pair completed a 250-run partnership from 603 balls as Mathews took a single in the fifth over of the day, but only seven more overs were possible as the tourists finished on 287-3.
Both appeared intent to dull the New Zealand attack, but showed the occasional desire to attack with Mendis hitting two boundaries off Trent Boult in one over and then two more off Tim Southee in the next.
An early lunch was taken as the rain fell with play called off a few hours later, meaning the sides will head to Christchurch for next week's Sky Live second Test all square.
Reflecting on New Zealand being unable to dismiss Mendis and Mathews, Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson told reporters: "We sat down and had a number of conversations and said 'what's something else we can try?' We tried pretty much all of it.
"There wasn't a lot happening. We tried a few short balls and changes of tack and tried to build pressure for a period of time to buy a wicket to a certain extent.
"Credit to the way the Sri Lankan batsmen played and denied us. They were very disciplined, very patient, and weren't looking to bat aggressively which might have given us an opportunity. They played very nicely.
"Obviously it's a shame to have the weather around today because we felt if we could pick up a wicket and get into their lower order, there was still very much a chance of a result."
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