Pakistan ended on 243 for six off 49.5 overs in reply to West Indies 242 for seven on Wednesday. Opener Ahmed Shehzad led the way for Pakistan with a top score of 64, his second One Day International half century against the West Indies and third overall.

Shehzad shared a third wicket stand of 59 with his captain Misbah-ul-Haq and 51 for the first wicket with Nasir Jamshed. Shehzad struck eight boundaries off 100 balls before falling to a running catch to long on by Dwayne Bravo as he attempted a pull off Tino Best.

Man of the match and man of the series Misbah-ul-Haq was the one to steer his team home with a 63-run knock. When he offered a catch to Dwayne Bravo at mid-wicket off Jason Holder, Pakistan needed just one run to win the match.

The West Indies managed to reach near 250 thanks mainly to a 53-run seventh-wicket partnership between Dwayne Bravo (48) and Sammy (29 not out ) and a third-wicket stand of 54 between Johnson Charles and Marlon Samuels.

Bravo and Sammy's effort proved to be the most crucial for the West Indies when they came together at 170 for six after 44.1 overs. Bravo's 48 came off 27 deliveries with five boundaries and three sixes while Sammy's undefeated 29 was off 18 balls.

(Agencies)

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