At Hamilton, March 14. New Zealand won by seven wickets. Toss: New Zealand. New Zealand were lucky with the toss, for against the lively swing and cut of Morrison, backed up by the impeccable length of Watson and Snedden, the Pakistanis' problems in playing the seaming ball were ruthlessly exposed in helpful conditions. Pakistan lost their first six wickets for 40 and were indebted to a valuable 63 runs in 58 minutes by Mudassar and Qadir in escaping partially from the wreckage. It took New Zealand fewer than 40 overs to win, although the first three wickets fell for 42 as Imran bowled very impressively. However, Jones unreeled another half-century - his fifteenth in 28 minutes and sixth on the trot - and added 97 in 95 minutes with Jeff Crowe. It was New Zealand's first victory in a one-day series at home since beating Pakistan in 1984-85.
Man of the Match: D. K. Morrison.