At Napier, February 20 (day/night). New Zealand won by six wickets. Toss: New Zealand.
The tables were turned from the moment that Saeed Anwar - like Parore two days earlier - was bowled by the match's first ball. Pakistan just lasted 50 overs, but 135 was their lowest completed one-day total against New Zealand, who beat it with nearly 20 overs in hand. Tuffey won the match award for a career-best four for 24, seizing the opportunity offered by Chris Cairns's injury. But just as important was Harris, whose figures of 10-2-12-1 reveal the respect with which the Pakistanis treated his tantalising slow-medium swing bowling; they equalled the fourth most economical performance for New Zealand at this level. Shahid Afridi provided him with his 159th wicket in one-day internationals, overtaking Richard Hadlee's New Zealand record (Hadlee played 115 games to Harris's 175). Once Shoaib Akhtar hobbled off after conceding 16 in 11 deliveries - including two no-balls - the Kiwis never looked back.
Man of the Match: D. R. Tuffey.
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