The Black Caps have won the second and final test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch by a record 423 runs to seal a 1-nil series victory.

Resuming on day five on 231 for 6, Sri Lanka needed another 429 runs for what would have been a world record run chase to win.

However this was the Black Caps test to lose and they quickly got through their work this morning, taking just 12 minutes to wrap up the match, with paceman Neil Wagner and Trent Boult removing the Sri Lankan tail enders in quick succession.

Boult clean bowled Suranga Lakmal, before Wagner had Dilruwan Perera caught out soon after, with Boult ending the match by trapping Dushmantha Chameera lbw.

Sri Lanka reviewed the decision, but it stuck, handing the Black Caps the win with batsmen Angelo Mathews deciding not to return to the crease after retiring hurt earlier in the innings.

The winning margin is the largest by any New Zealand test team and the eighth biggest in test cricket history.

It is also New Zealand’s fourth successive test series victory.

The Black Caps bowler Tim Southee, who took five wickets and scored 68 runs in their first innings, was named man of the match.

The first test in Wellington ended in a draw.

The two teams now meet in a three-match one-day series starting next Thursday in Mt Maunganui.

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