At Kanpur, October 30. West Indies won by 46 runs. Toss: India.
West Indies' victory was soured by the controversy surrounding India's sixth-wicket pair, Prabhakar and Mongia. They came together requiring 63 from nine overs, but their stonewalling defence produced only 16. Though Prabhakar completed an unbeaten century, the selectors dropped him and Mongia for the rest of the series, and ICC referee Raman Subba Row fined India two points, suspecting they were anxious for West Indies to join them in the final. His decision was later rescinded by ICC, who said it was not in his jurisdiction.
The West Indians had played with sparkle. After Simmons and Williams opened with 115, Arthurton scored 72 from 62 balls. India were also given a bright start by Tendulkar, while Prabhakar anchored the innings. The loss of Azharuddin, to a brilliant outfield catch by Cummins, was a great setback, however, and the West Indian fielders also scored three direct hits to run out Sidhu, Kambli and Jadeja.
Man of the Match: K. L. T. Arthurton.