The BLACKCAPS have successfully chased down Sri Lanka's 161/9 with four wickets in hand to claim a 2-0 series victory with a game to spare.
The visitors were asked to bowl first in the second T20 in Kandy and restricted Sri Lanka to 161/9 from their 20 overs.
Seth Rance bounced back from the first T20 to take 3/33 while captain Tim Southee was once again on song with 2/18 from his four overs.
Martin Guptill pulled a stomach muscle in the fielding effort which meant Tim Seifert was elevated to open the innings with Colin Munro.
Despite losing early wickets, Colin de Grandhomme (59) and Tom Bruce (53) put on 109 runs for the fourth wicket to take the BLACKCAPS to the brink of victory.
It was then down to Mitchell Santner to hit the winning runs and ensure the visitors got the chocolates in Kandy!
AS IT HAPPENED...
Sri Lanka have won another toss & will bat first in Kandy for T20I #2— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 3, 2019
A change each with Tom Bruce in for Ross Taylor (hip injury - precautionary) & Sandakan in for Rajitha #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/MSTa2e74KB
Great support from a Christchurch family in Kandy for this match. Sri Lanka 69-2 at the hallway stage of their innings. Rance & Sodhi the wicket takers. Scorecard | https://t.co/fr2daGJ4I4 #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/8i4fUR9pdp— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 3, 2019
Not playing today but helping with the drinks & the broadcast @RossLTaylor 👍— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 3, 2019
Sri Lanka 125-5 with fours over to go. Dickwella last man out for 39. Wickets shared. Card | https://t.co/jm3TBlDLjg #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/iH5X1Qv285
😀 All smiles after a strong finish in the field from the boys! Rance claims a third wicket and we snare a run out on the final ball of the innings 👍🏽— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 3, 2019
🇱🇰 161/9 | 20 overs
Scorecard | https://t.co/fr2daGJ4I4 #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/0oX8kxCx0P
😮 Fast start in the power play for NZ but three wickets have been lost! 59/3 after six overs with Tom Bruce joining Colin de Grandhomme at the crease for the middle stanza 🏏— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 3, 2019
Scorecard | https://t.co/fr2daGJ4I4 #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/YWfDA6kdY4
ALL ON in Kandy!— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 3, 2019
🏏 Colin de Grandhomme is dismissed for a superb 59 (46).
👏🏽 Tom Bruce passes 50 and has his knee strapped up for good measure.
👍🏽 Nine runs required from eight balls.
Scorecard | https://t.co/fr2daGJ4I4 #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/026NvnIc3i
Drama in the deep! A great catch from Jayasuriya but he collides with his team mate and goes over the boundary. Santner awarded SIX 🏏 Receiving medical attention now, hopefully all ok. #SLvsNZ pic.twitter.com/TJZaUcfczu— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 3, 2019