CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Brendon McCullum lashed a half century from 19 balls, matching his own New Zealand record, to spur his team to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first limited-overs cricket international Sunday.

Opening the batting, McCullum gave New Zealand a blazing start as it chased Sri Lanka's 218-9, hitting three sixes and six fours. He reached his 50 with a six from spinner Sachithra Senanayake and was out three balls later, stumped by Kumar Sangakkara.

New Zealand quickly lost middle order wickets before allrounder Corey Anderson scored 81 to propel it to its winning target in 43 overs, falling 10 runs before the end.

Earlier, Mahela Jaywardene scored a masterly 104 to lead Sri Lanka as it batted after winning the toss.