Central Stags spinner Ajaz Patel's laid down an early marker in Sri Lanka by claiming five wickets on day one of the BLACKCAPS warm-up match in Colombo.
The left-arm finger-spinner claimed the first five wickets to peg the hosts back after they posted a 154-run opening stand.
As it happened
Plenty of action in the first session at Marians. A wicket off a no ball, a half-century to Samarawickrema & two top edges off the spin of Somerville who came on in the 9th over. Watch Live: https://t.co/B9sFp4T6AT #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/5QgBScPalt— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) August 8, 2019