Promoted to open the innings in the warm-up against Pakistan, Rachin Ravindra slammed the rival bowlers to all parts of the ground, hitting an impressive 97 off 72 balls, laced with 16 fours and a six.
Chasing a big target of 346 in 50 overs, the southpaw looked in complete control from the time he came to the crease with Devon Conway. He was dismissed by Agha Salma. Captain Kane Williamson, who returned to action after a long injury lay-off, struck 54 off 50 balls before retiring.
He hasn’t recovered fully from the injury and will miss the opening game of the tournament against England.
Earlier, Pakistan put up 345/5, with Mohammad Rizwas amassing a hundred. Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel hit the fifties.