At Brisbane, January 7. Pakistan won by 55 runs. Toss: West Indies. Although Pakistan scored only 42 runs from the bat in their first 25 overs, these were augmented by 35 extras, which provided them with just the boost they needed. In the end West Indies conceded 59 extras, a record for a one-day international, with some very undisciplined bowling. Altogether they gave Pakistan the benefit of an extra 5.4 overs. This, together with another admirable innings from Aamer Malik and a burst of fierce hitting from Imran, whose 67 not out from 46 balls was chiefly responsible for Pakistan scoring 106 from their last ten overs, left West Indies needing to score at 5.18 runs an over to win. Although never far behind the clock, they found no-one to play the big innings that was necessary. When, in successive overs (the 27th and 28th), Greenidge was bowled off his pads and Richards, sent back by Hooper, was run out, Pakistan moved a little edgily to a victory which put them level with Australia in the WSC table. With his first scoring stroke, Richards became the first batsman to reach 6,000 runs in one-day internationals.
Man of the Match: Imran Khan. Attendance: 9,746.