A week of one-on-ones held in hushed tones, dinners on corporate credit cards and board meetings in Dubai has resulted in a partial back-down on the unpopular 2014 moves that effectively handed cricket to the Big Three.
Trent Boult took two wickets in one over and broke a
partnership that had threatened to take the game out of New
Zealand's reach as Sri Lanka reached 264 for seven by the end
of a rain-shortened first day of the second test.