Sri Lanka innings:
Here we have it. The match has been called off and that means that the Sri Lankans have won by 14 runs on the D/L method. What a shame. The whole series has become farcical. It's the third successive rain-affected match. The one-off T20 and first ODI were already washed out.
Sri Lanka 118 for 3 in 22.5 overs: It's rain again. How sad. Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathew are at the crease on 43 and 7 respectively. At this stage, the Lankans are ahead on the D/L method. If there is no more play, they win the match. As easy as that.
In pursuit of 251 against New Zealand, the hosts were 118 for 3 in 22.5 overs when rain brought the match to a premature end.
Sri Lanka 106 for 3 in 20 overs: When Sri Lanka were going strong in their run-chase, Nathan McCullum did the job for the Kiwis by removing a well settled Dilshan for 37 caught at midwicket by Kane Williamson.
Sri Lanka 71 for 2 in 14 overs: Play has resumed but bad news for Sri Lanka who lose Kumar Sangakkara in the first over itself. The left-hander tries to cut Trent Boult but finds Rob Nicol at backward point. Big wicket for the Kiwis. Remember the target for the Lions is 251.
Sangakkara c Nicol b Boult 11 (13)
Sri Lanka 37 for 1 in 7 overs: The thing we were dreading has happened. It's raining at Pallekele and play is suspended right now. Remember, this match was supposed to happen at Colombo but was shifted here on account of incessant rain there. Tillakaratne Dilshan (9) and Kumar Sangakkara (18) are at the crease. Earlier, Upul Tharanga departed after scoring just 6. He edged straight through to wicketkeeper BJ Watling off Kyle Mills.
Tharanga c †Watling b Mills 6 (11)
New Zealand innings:
New Zealand 250 for 6 in 50 overs: Good score by all means. It's gonna take some getting. All credit to Kiwi skipper Ross Taylor who played a blinder of a 62-ball 72. BJ Watling (55), Rob Nicol (46) and James Franklin (35 not out) should also be praised for their contributions. Wickets in the last couple of overs checked the Kiwis to some extent. Otherwise, this could have been even better.
Ellis b Malinga 4 (4)
Nathan McCullum c Perera b Mathews 16 (16)
New Zealand 222 for 4 in 46 overs: Ross Taylor finally goes. Hits it straight into the hands of Angelo Mathews at covers. Nathan McCullum has joined James Franklin, who now has the scoring responsibility.
Taylor c Mathews b Kulasekara 72(62)
New Zealand 219 for 3 in 45 overs: Ross Taylor is having a whale of a time out there in the middle. He is unbeaten on 70 and seems to have set his sights on a big score. James Franklin (27) is playing second fiddle to a tee. The Kiwis should score 250 at least.
New Zealand 153 for 3 in 38 overs: Ross Taylor and James Franklin are now at the crease. Taylor seems to be in good nick. Earlier, BJ Watling departed after a solid 55. He tried to slog-sweep Rangana Herath but mistimed it and Mahela Jayawardene took a nice catch at short midwicket.
Watling c Jayawardene b Herath 55 (86b)
New Zealand 102 for 2 in 27 overs: After losing Tom Latham in the seventh over, New Zealand consolidated the jolt by building up a steady stand of 83 runs before it was broken by Thisara Perera by picking up Rob Nicol for 46 runs.
Rob Nicol c Sangakkara b Perera 46 (74)
New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor won the toss and elected to bat first in the second ODI against Sri Lanka. Brendon McCullum has been left out due to injury.
The first one-dayer was washed out due to rain and so also the one-off Twenty20.
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Tishara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga
New Zealand: Rob Nicol, Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Andrew Ellis, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Trent Boult