NZ sailed on confidently to a fourth win from their past five one-day internationals tonight.
A rating of "poor" from the coach should ensure a spicy welcome for Pakistan's batsmen today.
Coach of the 1992 NZ Cricket World Cup team is living the quieter life in Central Otago these days.
Decision on whether allrounder Kieran Noema-Barnett will play one-day final will likely be made today.
NZ opener receives full backing of coach ahead of crucial two innings for hopes of playing significant role at World Cup.