Fourth One-Day International


At Auckland, March 13. Tied. Toss: Pakistan.

Superbly hostile bowling by Waqar Younis, added to unnecessary risk-taking by the middle order, salvaged a tie for Pakistan, the first ever involving New Zealand. The swinging yorker with which Waqar bowled Young in his opening burst and the fast break-back which skittled Hart were especially memorable. When De Groen was given out lbw, after setting out for what he hoped would be the winning leg-bye, Waqar had six for 30 and New Zealand's last six had gone for 19. Earlier, no Pakistani batsman had managed a major innings. Larsen's four wickets confirmed the effectiveness of his variable medium-slow pace when the ball is not coming on to the bat.

Man of the Match: Waqar Younis.

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