WATCH: Martin Guptill's absolute scorcher of a catch sparks Blackcaps win

video 09/01/2019

Martin Guptill produced an absolute hower of a catch to dismiss Thisara Perera with a wicket that sparked a stunning collapse, as New Zealand swept the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka with a 115-run victory at Nelson.

Guptill's fingertip catch, taken above his head and at full stretch to remove the allrounder for 80, came at a pivotal moment in the chase, leaving the visitors 244/6 in the 39th over and needing 121 more runs to win.

After Perera departed, Sri Lanka surrendered meekly, bowled out for 249 from 41.4 overs in response to New Zealand's 364/4.

New Zealand's score - the highest in the Saxton Oval's short international lifespan - came courtesy of Henry Nicholls' maiden one-day century and Ross Taylor's 20th.