Cable & Wireless Series, 1999-2000

West Indies v Pakistan 1999-2000

At St Vincent, April 12. West Indies won by 96 runs. Toss: West Indies.

West Indies continued their dominant form when the tournament resumed after the ICC's Cricket Week, which had taken several players to Bangladesh. Pakistan took five overs to score their first run, and then crumbled to the lowest score in ten one-day internationals on St Vincent as Rose's career-best, five-wicket strike gunned down their middle order. Inzamam-ul-Haq's unbeaten half-century offered the sole resistance. Vincentian Nixon McLean, in his first international since October, claimed two late wickets, delighting a capacity crowd of 11,000 that included Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, who had flown over from neighbouring Mustique. Wallace and Campbell had earlier given West Indies a steady start, and then Adams, with an even fifty, shared a vital 84-run stand with Hinds. When the lower order knocked 76 off the last ten overs, lifting the total to 213 for seven, West Indies were well placed to gain their first win over Pakistan for seven internationals.

Man of the Match: F. A. Rose.

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