At Sharjah, November 11. Tied. Toss: New Zealand.

Morrison brought about the first tie in a Sharjah international when he dismissed Sajeewa de Silva and Muralitharan in his last four balls. He had had Kaluwitharana caught behind in his first over, and his career-best analysis of five for 34 also included the key wicket of Ranatunga, who seemed to have victory in reach when Sri Lanka needed only 11 from five overs. Jayasuriya had made it look easy while he was running up 53 in 66 balls. But most batsmen found it hard going: the highest score of the match was Astle's 66, and his chief supporter, Greatbatch, made 35 without any boundaries.

Man of the Match: D. K. Morrison.