New Zealand bundled out Sri Lanka for just 136 as Matt Henry's seam movement and Lockie Ferguson's raw pace proved too much for them.
As the 11th edition of the cricket World Cup commenced in Australia and New Zealand, no batsman had hit a double ton in the sport's showpiece event. That would soon change.
New Zealand started the warm-up games with a bang, slaying tournament giants India by six-wickets and 77 balls to spare on Saturday.
The New Zealand opener topped the tournament charts with 547 runs at an average of 68.37 and scored unbeaten 237, the highest individual score at the World Cup, in the quarter-finals against Windies.
Martin Guptill, who last month scored two consecutive ODI tons against Bangladesh, is taking it in his stride.
The New Zealand opener is also not worried about not being a regular fixture in the SRH starting line-up.
New Zealand won by eight wickets and took a 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh.
Chasing a modest target of 233, Martin Guptill's unbeaten century helped the hosts cruise to an eight-wicket win.
Guptill's failure to recover from a back injury meant that Jimmy Neesham has been named as his replacement.
Guptill was ruled out with a back injury and has been replaced by Colin Munro, who was dropped for the fourth ODI, which New Zealand won, after a string of failures.
Colin Munro, who was left out of the fourth ODI is set to return to the squad.
The 28-year-old broke Irfan Pathan's national record.
Guptill, 32, is a mainstay of New Zealand's limited-overs line-up, averaging 42.99 runs in ODIs and 34.40 in T20s.