At Khetterama Stadium, Colombo, April 5. New Zealand won by six wickets. Toss: New Zealand. In their first match of the Triangular Tournament, the New Zealand seam bowlers kept Sri Lanka's strokemakers in check throughout. Rutherford hit 34 off 45 balls and put on 62 for the first wicket with Wright in 15.1 overs.

Man of the Match: M. C. Snedden.