Rain saved New Zealand from defeat as their one-off Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to the stormy weather in Pallekele.
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The Kiwis made a terrible start to their tour opener as they managed just 74 for seven after the soggy conditions reduced their innings to 14 overs.
The tourists were at one stage 28 for six before Tim Southee's unbeaten 21, from 10 balls, nudged them slightly towards respectability.
The Sri Lankan bowlers shared the wickets, with young spinner Akila Dananjaya's two for nine the best, before the rain returned to deny their batsmen any chance of chasing down the score.
Sri Lanka were six for none after two overs when the weather set in for good.
The five-match one-day international series begins in Pallekele on Thursday.