At Hobart, December 8. Australia won by 84 runs. Toss: Australia.

Taylor dropped himself down the order to give others the chance of time at the crease, and Law responded to the unaccustomed challenge of opening by scoring a century. Dropped on 77, he reached 100 with a six. He added 159 in 33 overs with Boon, who finished unbeaten on 98. Faced with the daunting target of 255, Zimbabwe never threatened Australia's 100 per cent record, although their captain Andy Flower drove handsomely for 39. The interval between the innings was enlivened when Father Christmas arrived in a helicopter.

Man of the Match: S. G. Law. Attendance: 7,472.