At Sharjah, April 20. Pakistan won by 62 runs. Toss: New Zealand.
A phenomenal partnership between Aamir Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq put Pakistan in the final. Joining forces at 57 for one, they put on 263, the highest stand for any wicket in one-day internationals, in 42 overs. The previous record was an unbroken 224 for Australia's third wicket, by Dean Jones and Allan Border, against Sri Lanka in 1984-85. Sohail scored 134 from 146 balls, with 12 fours, and Inzamam's 137 not out - a record for Pakistan in one-day internationals - came from 129 balls, with 15 fours. But it was their sharp running between wickets which made the record possible.
New Zealand gallantly attempted to pursue an asking-rate of six and a half an over - Young opened with a run-a-ball 36 and Parore and Thomson added 133 - until they lost five wickets for 19. Nash was fined $US350 for swearing at Saeed Anwar, who had punished him heavily during his 23-ball 37.
Man of the Match: Inzamam-ul-Haq.