At Christchurch, January 1, 2003 (day/night). New Zealand won by five wickets. Toss: India.
On another seamer's dream, India's nightmare continued: they equalled their record low against New Zealand set six days earlier. Only Extras passed 20 as Fleming's medium-pacers kept their discipline and let the pitch and India's disorientated batsmen do the rest. McCullum clung on five times behind the stumps to complete an unprecedented ten dismissals in two games. Astle then rocket-fired New Zealand's reply by flaying five fours in Srinath's third over. Agarkar chipped away at the middle order, but it was too late.
Man of the Match: D. R. Tuffey.