At Sharjah, April 28. New Zealand won by 161 runs. Toss: New Zealand. New Zealand took advantage of some mediocre Bangladeshi bowling to reach their highest total in a one-day international, their previous best being 309 for five (off 60 overs) against East Africa in the 1975 World Cup. Wright and Crowe initiated the run spree with a New Zealand record opening stand of 158. Wright hit eight fours in his 93 and Crowe a six and just two fours in his 69. Jones, who also missed his hundred by 7 runs, struck three sixes and five fours in his 73-ball 93.
Man of the Match: A. H. Jones.
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