He swung his bat around before holing out at third-man attempting an upper-cut.
Karunaratne and Thirimanne have batted beautifully on the day.
The Hong Kong-born has already shown glimpses of glory in limited-overs cricket while playing for Hong Kong as well as NZ.
Sri Lanka would rue the fact that they let go off the advantage that they had.
The hosts still trail New Zealand's score by 22 runs.
Unsurprisingly, the fans were left in stitches after seeing the tweet.
New Zealand's fortunes on day-2 will depend a lot on Ross Taylor.
All the key stats and numbers ahead of New Zealand’s first Test series in Sri Lanka in seven years.
The Black Caps have lost all their three Tests in Galle. Overall, they have won four out of 15 Tests in Lanka.
Both these teams will have some tough choices to make as far as their Playing XIs are concerned.