Abdul Qadir passed away; Malinga reached 100 T20I wickets and took four wickets in four balls; and Rashid and Hazlewood dominated the day at Chattogram and Old Trafford respectively.
New Zealand have an unassailable 2-0 lead, meaning both Sri Lanka and the Black Caps will have an eye on the T20 World Cup next year.
New Zealand are probably favourites, but they still have the Malinga factor to reckon with.
Stokes does it again, more Bumrah magic, and another tied encounter in the T20 Blast.
Stumps, Day 3: Sri Lanka 244 (Dhananjaya 109, Karunaratne 65; Southee 4/63, Boult 3/75) lead New Zealand 196/4 (Latham 111*; Dilruwan 2/76) by 48 runs.
Stumps, Day 2: Sri Lanka 144/6 (Karunaratne 65; Boult 2/33) vs New Zealand.
Day 1 of all three Tests of the ICC Test Championship, at P Sara Oval, Headingley, and North Sound, were hit by rain, the teams finishing on contrasting notes. Elsewhere, Namibia thrashed Botswana to win the series.
Stumps, Day 1: Sri Lanka 85/2 (Karunaratne 49*; de Grandhomme 1/14) vs New Zealand.
The 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand will be start on August 22 at P Sara Oval, Colombo.
Australia suffer Smith blow; Sreesanth’s life-ban reduced; and Dananjaya is reported for suspect action.