defeated Sri Lanka at Bay Oval, and have now won 27, lost 12, with 3 No Results in the 42 matches against Sri Lanka in
New Zealand. See New Zealand v Sri Lanka, and won all three matches played against Sri Lanka at Bay
Oval. See New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Bay Oval.
Thisara Perera scored 140 runs from 74 balls in the match, which was his maiden century, see Best
Batting Performances, and was the highest score recorded by a Sri Lankan batsman playing at number seven position,
and the third highest overall in that position. See Highest Scores in Each Batting Position.
Thisara Perera scored his century from 57 balls, which is the third fastest by a Sri Lankan batsman. Thisara Perera took his
aggregate to 2,011 runs, became the nineteenth Sri Lankan player to reach the 2,000 runs milestone, see Players Scoring 2000 Career Runs for Sri Lanka, and became the sixth Sri Lankan
player to reach the 2,000 runs/100 wickets milestone. See Players
Scoring 1,000 Runs and Taking 100 Wickets.