Martin Guptill smashed the first international century of the calendar year and Jimmy Neesham made a dream return as New Zealand crushed Sri Lanka by 45 runs in the first ODI in Tauranga on Thursday.
Guptill hit 138 off just 139 balls, captain Kane Williamson scored 74 and Neesham smashed 47 off just 13 deliveries as New Zealand raced to 371/7 in their 50 overs.
Neesham, recalled after 18 months in the international wilderness, then took 3-38 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 326 in 49 overs.
Free-scoring Sri Lankan openers Niroshan Dickwella (76) and Danushka Gunathilaka (43) had been on track to chase down the target when they reached 119 off 17 overs.
But Neesham came into the attack and he had Gunathilaka caught behind and Dickwella bowled in the space of four deliveries.
Kusal Perera (102) hit a ton for Sri Lanka but he did not get the necessary support from the rest of the batting order.
The second match in the three-match series is at the same venue on Saturday.
Just 86 overs have been possible across two days of the second Test against Pakistan in Southampton.
Just over 40 overs were possible on day two, with Pakistan’s first innings on 223 for nine when stumps were called prematurely.
Rizwan emerged from a previously low-key knock to post 53 not out, leading Mohammad Abbas in an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 39.
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc believes an extended off-season and rigorous strength training may help him crack the 100mph mark.
A group of 40 black former players and coaches have told Cricket South Africa the systems that sustain the game in the country are broken.
The first session lasted just an hour.
Australia are set to play England in three ODIs and the same amount of T20s.
On 14 August 1990 Sachin Tendulkar showed his mettle with a match-saving hundred.