A century association between Colin de Grandhomme and Tom Bruce helped New Zealand to an arrangement securing four-wicket prevail upon Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 universal (T20I) on Tuesday. De Grandhomme and Bruce put on 109 keeps running for the fourth wicket as the Kiwis pursued down their objective of 162 with two balls to save in Kandy and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-coordinate arrangement. De Grandhomme, who was dropped on 36, finished his fifty preceding tumbling to Isuru Udana for 59. He hit two fours and three sixes in his 46-ball rush.
Bruce, who made the XI instead of harmed Ross Taylor, benefited as much as possible from the chance, scoring 53, yet was run out toward the beginning of the last over with the group requiring seven.
Daryl Mitchell was out next ball and Mitchell Santner was about gotten close to the limit by Shehan Jayasuriya on the third conveyance however the defender stumbled after a crash with his partner and hit the rope with the ball close by.
Jayasuriya and Kusal Mendis were harmed in the conflict that cost Sri Lanka six runs and finished the last over show as Santner hit the triumphant limit on the fourth ball off Wanindu Hasaranga.
Captain Lasith Malinga said the two defenders "are okay and will play the following game ideally".
Prior New Zealand bowlers driven by pacemen Seth Rance and captain Tim Southee confined Sri Lanka to 161 for nine to set up the success.
Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya hurt the resistance pursue with his three wickets incorporating two in over as the Black Caps slipped to 38 for three.
New Zealand were likewise harmed by the nonappearance of opener Martin Guptill who was not accessible to bat in the wake of being harmed while handling.
For Sri Lanka, Avishka Fernando and Niroshan Dickwella put on 68 keeps running for an essential third-wicket stand yet the remainder of the batting did not establish a connection.
Rance guaranteed three wickets while individual paceman Southee returned great figures of 2-18 from his four overs.
The third match will be played in Kandy on Friday.