Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan fired half-centuries to help Sri Lanka to a series-clinching Twenty20 win against New Zealand in Pallekele on Thursday.
Perera smashed 57 off 37 balls and Dilshan remained unbeaten on 59 off 49 balls as Sri Lanka, the top-ranked Twenty20 side in the world, romped to an emphatic eight-wicket win.
New Zealand had made 142-7, but the hosts surpassed their total with 13 balls to spare to seal a 1-0 victory in the two-match series.
The pair put on 96 for the second wicket after veteran Mahela Jayawardene fell LBW to Mitchell McClenaghan for three in the second over.
Perera hit six fours and two sixes, while Dilshan struck eight boundaries.
The defeat ended New Zealand's short limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka, which was marred by bad weather.
New Zealand had been able to post a competitive target only after late hitting from Luke Ronchi (34no) and Nathan McCullum (26). Their 45-run stand for the sixth wicket came from 29 balls.
The Black Caps were still behind the required rate for a par score though when Munro fell to Thisara Perera (1-13) with the score 93-5 in the 14th over.
McCullum and Ronchi, who was dropped by debutant Ramith Rambukwella on 18, provided the much-needed acceleration. McCullum smashed 26 off 16 balls with three boundaries, while Ronchi hit three fours and a six.
Howver, it never appeared enough once Sri Lanka's batsmen hit their stride from the start.