Both of the teams never wanted thing to happen like this on their first match of the series. It is rain again.
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
Toss won by: New Zealand and decided to field first.
So Sri Lankan started to play first. Their start was not good as they lost their opening batsman at just zero runs.
But the opening partnership between the TM Dilshan and KC Sangakkara was very good. Both of them contributed 137 runs for the second wicket. Dilshan scored 81 runs and Sangakkara scored 79 runs.
After that, AD Mathews made 74 runs, which led to the score of Sri Lankan side to total of 288 runs.