At Auckland, March 21. West Indies won by six wickets. After losing a wicket to the third ball, New Zealand, put in, were gathering momentum through a second-wicket partnership between Wright and Martin Crowe when Wright injured his knee badly enough to require a runner. His movement hindered, he virtually surrendered his wicket. Horne, first ball, and Crowe were out 1 run later. New Zealand's total became increasingly insignificant as Greenidge and Haynes shared an opening partnership of 134. Greenidge, badly dropped by the wicket-keeper off a skyer when 26, was in commanding form with four sixes and ten fours in making his eighth hundred in one-day internationals from 101 balls. After he was first out, the tempo changed so sharply that West Indies needed another twenty overs to score the remaining 80 to win.
Man of the Match: C. G. Greenidge.
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