match in

match (someone or something) in (something)

To have as much or an equal degree of some quality, characteristic, attribute, etc., as someone or something else. I knew I would never match my opponent in raw strength, so I tried to take advantage of his slower movements and reflexes. To be honest, I feel like Budapest matches Paris in beauty and culture.
See also: match

match someone or something in something

to equal someone or something in some quality. I am sure I match her in wisdom if not in grace and beauty. You do not match her in any way.
See also: match
References in classic literature ?
I strained my sight upon the sparks that fell among the tinder, and upon which he breathed and breathed, match in hand, but I could only see his lips, and the blue point of the match; even those, but fitfully.
RANGERS s ta r Madj id Bou g he r r a f a c e s t he nightmare prospect of playing an international match in troubled Tunisia.
NIGERIA 2 SOUTH KOREA 2 SOUTH Korea clinched a place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time on foreign soil despite being held to a draw by Nigeria in their final Group B match in Durban.
Tomorrow sees an Overnighter take place on the QE2 at Ashington as a match in one of WACAC's King Carp series takes place.
evening match at Seaton Burn whilst another match in the King of Whins Pond series also takes place.
(Individual telcos are expected to match INS monies with their own funds and then use both to leverage public or private investment).