After an authoritative victory in the first one-day international, New Zealand will look for a similar result when they host Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI in Christchurch on Monday.
New Zealand were ruthless in that first match, bowling Sri Lanka out for 188 before hauling the target in a mere 21 overs for a seven-wicket victory.
Brendon McCullum, only a few matches away from retirement, went berserk in that match, striking 55 from 25 balls, and if Sri Lanka allow the New Zealand captain and the rest of the batsmen dominate proceedings again, this match will also be a rather one-sided one.
As good as the New Zealand batsmen were, the match, though, was setup by some good bowling from the home team, with Matt Henry leading the way with a four-for. The fast bowler ripped through the top and middle order of Sri Lanka, picking up the crucial wickets of Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews in the process.
"The main thing is focusing on doing your job," Henry told New Zealand website Stuff. "We've put our preparation in and you hope when get out there you express yourself and make sure you do the best with plans you can.
"We had to make sure we created pressure from both ends and bowled well in partnerships. As a bowling unit we did well. It was a good performance."
Sri Lanka just haven't been able to find their mojo on this tour so far, with the bowlers and the batsmen unable to conjure up an all-round performance. The first ODI loss was pretty scathing, both in terms of batting and bowling, and Mathews will know his team needs to really step up their game if they are to make a series of it.
The top order needs to score the runs, while their premier bowlers, albeit a little inexperienced overall, need to find the early wickets to put the pressure right back on New Zealand.
Where to Watch Live
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI is scheduled for an 11 am local time (3.30 am IST, 10 pm GMT) start with, unfortunately, no live TV coverage of the match in India.
Ten Sports will broadcast the match live in Sri Lanka, while Sky Sport is the place to be to watch the 2nd one-day international in New Zealand. The live streaming option is on Sky Go NZ.
Viewers in the US can catch all the cricket action live on Willow TV, with the live stream option on Willow TV Online. Fox Sports will show New Zealand vs Sri Lanka live in Australia.
Sky Sports is also the channel which will broadcast the 2nd ODI in the UK and Ireland, while the match can also be live streamed on Sky Go.