At Melbourne, January 19 (day/night). Australia won by 51 runs. Toss: Australia.
Needing to win to secure a place in the finals, New Zealand were never in the hunt. Their frailty against Warne's leg-spin was exposed again as they were bowled out for 166 in reply to Australia's 217 for three. It was a good day for the locals: Jones, who hit only three fours, scored 82 from 120 balls, and his fellow-Victorians - Reiffel, Fleming and Warne took eight wickets between them, on a pitch that slowed down as the match went on.
Man of the Match: D. M. Jones. Attendance: 61,788.