Mitchell Santner and Daryl Mitchell did extremely well towards the end under pressure.
Rain is expected to cause an interruption to this game.
The Kiwis were traveling in the hilly regions of Kandy, when the bus they were aboard on broke down owing to a broken clutch.
All the statistical highlights from New Zealand’s innings win against the hosts at the P Sara Oval.
He swung his bat around before holing out at third-man attempting an upper-cut.
The selectors have picked wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella as Malinga's deputy.