Auckland: A blinder (93 ball 107) by Jesse Ryder helped New Zealand win the last ODI of the six-match series against Pakistan on Saturday.
And though, the hosts still finished as the second best team in the series, Ryder's knock gave his side a big boost going into the World Cup.
The Black Caps' player hit seven fours and six huge sixes in his mind-boggling knock, that helped his side put up a mammoth total of 311 in 50 overs.
Ryder's 123-run partnership with Kiwi opener Martin Guptill provided the perfect foundation for Scott Styris (58 off 44) and Nathan McCulllum (50 off 65) to give their innings the perfect finish.
The left handers knock has given the side a much-needed fillip, especially after their disappointing outing against Bangladesh and India.