New Zealand better acclimatised after close Galle loss - Southee

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  • Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup Final - New Zealand v England - Lord's, London, Britain - July 14, 2019 New Zealand's Tim Southee takes a catch to dismiss England's Jos Buttler Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

COLOMBO (Reuters) - New Zealand's loss in the first test against Sri Lanka had been a lot closer than the six-wicket defeat suggested and the side had learned a lot about how best to play in local conditions, according to pace bowler Tim Southee.

New Zealand's only warm-up game was badly affected by torrential rain and the Black Caps went into the match in Galle a little underdone.

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