1-1-6-4-4-4-0-4-0-4-4-0-1-6-6-2 - 16 balls that transformed a distinctly average England total into a substantial and defendable one.
Three overs of Jos Buttler again proved enough to make the vital difference after a stuttering, sloppy innings was strapped to a proverbial rocket in the nick of time at the death.
England - or rather Buttler, with help from Eoin Morgan - bludgeoned 64 runs off the final three overs of the innings in a thrilling finale that effectively bailed out Alastair Cook's floundering side.
For a side obsessed with shunning the invitation to exploit the early field restrictions and instead lay a rather underwhelming platform, this was mistakenly seen as some form of vindication.
But England should not think for a second that this is the way to approach their matches at the Champions Trophy: Buttler and Morgan cannot be expected to bail out their team-mates in every innings with a frantic late onslaught.
The 'slow but steady' approach is fine if the Somerset man could be relied upon to replicate such a feat in every game, but it is entirely unrealistic and England's tactics were again far too cagey and conservative early on.
To put into context how extraordinary Buttler's knock was, if he had found a six - what would have been his fourth - off the final delivery of the innings, it would have been the fastest ODI half-century of all time.
With his innings consisting of an incredible three sixes and six fours, there were only seven balls that were not hit to the boundary by the explosive wicketkeeper-batsman. Remarkable in every respect.
After having come together for the last ball of the 46th over with the score on a modest 210 for five, Morgan and Buttler proceeded to smash 77 runs from the remaining 25 legitimate deliveries to haul England to a respectable total, but it must not be allowed to paper the cracks.
While Buttler and Morgan's strike rates were 293.75 and 122.50 respectively, no other England player even came close to 100 - although Ian Bell deserves credit for his steady 82 - as a pedestrian start was followed by a faltering spell during the middle overs.
England had just four runs on the board for the loss of one wicket after the first five overs, and only a further 26 after 10 as the opening powerplay was wasted; it was a platform alright, but one that demanded a great deal from the lower-order batsmen later on in the innings.
Put simply, England's approach to 50-over cricket does not appear to have developed while other countries - including New Zealand - have long since realised that scoring heavily at the start of an innings is crucial with the field settings in place.
Indeed, the Black Caps would have comfortably inflicted England's first home whitewash since Sri Lanka thrashed them 5-0 in 2006 had it not been for Buttler's improbable heroics.
The only time New Zealand have previously whitewashed England was with a 3-0 result in 1982-83, but the Somerset man's belligerent knock at the death spared Cook's side from what would have been a humiliating result.
England now turn their attention to the Champions Trophy which got under way on Thursday, with the hosts' first match against Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday, and Cook's side will need to ensure that they do not always leave Buttler and Morgan a mountain to climb.
As good as Buttler and his Irish accomplice are in the final overs, they cannot plunder 64 runs off three overs every time.