Tom Latham has been named the Man of the Match for his knock at the top of the order. The 3rd and final ODI will be played in Dambulla where Sri Lanka have a chance to make it 1-1 or New Zealand can win the series 2-0. Till then, farewell!
Luke Ronchi then stole the thunder in the middle overs and almost scored a blistering 50 before losing his wicket. 20 was needed off the last over and Herath had a nightmare at that. N McCullum(32 off 9 balls) was the orchestrator for plotting Sri Lanka's downfall, which may have come across like a shock to them.
Some hitting this from New Zealand. Rain looked like the winner as it kept us waiting for around 4 and a half hours but that was not to be. They were totally out of the game after losing wickets early on and in this forced T20 sort of match, Tom Latham provided a slow start before accelerating towards the end.
Rangana Herath to Nathan McCullum
SIX! That is some style in which Nathan McCullum has wrapped up this match! A full toss on middle, horrible delivery, Nathan backs away and smashes it wide of long on for a biggie. New Zealand win by 4 wickets!(D/L method)
SIX! You beauty, Nathan McCullum! Just 1 needed off 1 ball! A flighted ball on middle, Nathan backs away and sends it sailing over the straight fence.
FOUR! Great shot! A flighted ball on middle, McCullum lofts it over mid off and finds the fence.
SIX! Big hit from Nathan McCullum! A flighted delivery on middle, McCullum backs away and lofts it sweetly over covers.
Rangana Herath to Jimmy Neesham
A very full delivery, Neesham dabs it towards mid off and takes one.
A full ball on middle, whipped across the line through mid-wicket. Chandimal makes half a stop to save a couple of runs.
Rangana Herath to bowl the final over.
Lasith Malinga to Nathan McCullum
FOUR! Decent shot to end the over! A full ball on middle, McCullum backs away and smashes it down to the long on fence.
Lasith Malinga to Jimmy Neesham
Another length delivery, dabbed towards cover for one.
A yorker delivery on the pads, McCullum works it away towards mid-wicket and takes one.
A full ball on off, Neesham dabs it towards cover and takes one.
Full and just around off, McCullum looks to flick but gets hit on the back leg. They take a leg bye.
FOUR! Excellent start to the over! A low full toss dipping on off, N McCullum picks it away over square leg and finds the fence.
Nuwan Kulasekara to Nathan McCullum
A full toss outside off, McCullum squirts it towards cover and sets across for a quick single.
Nathan McCullum in next.
Nuwan Kulasekara to Tom Latham
OUT! A magnificent knock comes to an end and the young man will be gutted to throw it away at this juncture. A full and wide slow ball, Latham digs it away but finds a leaping Senanayake at backward point, taking a fine catch.
On a good length outside off, Latham fails to get bat on that.