At Napier, February 16. New Zealand won by four wickets. Toss: New Zealand.
New Zealand took their limited-overs record at Napier to eight out of eight, ending their sequence of 13 one-day defeats and three washouts since April 1994. Fleming, who scored 90 against the same team at Napier the previous season, hit a match-winning 59 not out from 60 balls, to cruise past India in the 33rd over. Gaining more lift than most, Srinath removed three in an over, but by then the target was only 17.
India's only other success was Sidhu, who scored 73. He was one of four catches for Rutherford, a New Zealand record: John Bracewell took four against Australia in 1980-81 - but he was a substitute. The home team's only bad news was that Crowe, returning after injury, tore a thigh muscle in the field.
Man of the Match: S. P. Fleming.