The hosts ended the day at 144 for 4 in reply to England’s 353 in the first innings.
Here are all the stats and numbers recorded by Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson during the Wellington Test.
Kane Williamson has been rested for the dead rubber.
Only once in 2016, his batting average touched 34. But that's it.
"It was nice and something I enjoy doing."
Thisara Perera's valiant effort once again went in vain.
Sri Lanka lost both their openers in a mammoth chase and ended the day on 24/2.
While many sensed it as over-excitement, others found his behaviour disgraceful towards the sponsor.
Instead of collecting it from the sponsor, Williamson directly took the trophy from the podium.
The Blacks Caps' batsmen showed fight, but their efforts went in vain.