They got the job done - and ultimately that is what matters - but West Indies need to address the fact that they were switched off for large parts of the game, and lacked the ruthlessness they will badly need in the quarter-finals
Despite the regret, despite the winless record, despite the obvious disparities between them and the rest, UAE will leave the World Cup having had a good time
West Indies needed to overhaul a target of 176 in 36.2 overs or less to make the quarter-finals barring a tie in Adelaide and they did that without much incident
Jason Holder claimed four wickets for just 27 runs to help West Indies pip the United Arab Emirates by six wickets in their last World Cup 2015 Group B match played in Napier on Sunday.
The innings which Nasir Aziz played against West Indies, on Sunday, helped the United Arab Emirates, who were struggling at 46 for six, post a respectable total of 175 in their last Group B match played in Napier.
Number of 50-plus scores by West Indies' top four batsmen in this World Cup, before today. The batsmen from No. 5 onwards have six such scores
Runs for West Indies in the first 10 overs, their best by far in this tournament. Previous best: 47 v South Africa
Number of batsmen bowled in the UAE innings, the first such instance in a World Cup game since 1979
Number of ducks for Krishna Chandran, the most by any batsman in this tournament. With the ball, he has 1 for 177 from 25 overs
Number of times WI have had the opposition 5 down for less than 30 in this tournament - Pakistan were 25 for 5
Number of times that West Indies and UAE have previously played each other in an ODI.