At Sharjah, October 14 (day/night). Pakistan won by 130 runs. Toss: Pakistan. International debut: Shoaib Malik.
A disastrous match for the West Indians saw them not only plummet to what was briefly their heaviest defeat in terms of runs - nine worse than when Australia beat them by 121 at Adelaide in 1995-96 - but also lose their only in-form batsman to injury. Adams had just been hit for two sixes in three balls by Saeed Anwar when he damaged his knee ligaments and was unable to continue. Anwar fell soon afterwards for a crisp 72, but Inzamam-ul-Haq, with an equally aggressive71, and then Moin Khan, crashing 27 from 16 balls, built on Pakistan's sound base. Even the metronomic Ambrose went for 33 in his last five overs. For West Indies, there were thirties from Campbell and - at a run a ball - Powell, but the result was never in doubt. Seventeen-year-old off-spinner Shoaib Malik, on debut, removed them both.
Man of the Match: Saeed Anwar.