Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand in the Super Over of the opening T20I, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Chasing 197, New Zealand leveled the scores on the very last ball, thanks to Ish Sodhi’s timely six.
However, the Lankans eventually claimed victory in the one-over eliminator.
Charith Asalanka (67) and Kusal Perera (53*) starred for the visitors.
Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl in Auckland.