Pakistan edged past the West Indies by four wickets to win the fifth and final One-Day International off the penultimate ball of the match. In the end, the tourists took the series 3-1 but the battle was tighter than the gap showed—superior bowling, better fielding and one man called Misbah-ul-Haq made the difference.
West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo wasn’t happy with the umpiring decisions, but his batsmen failed to contribute regularly and his bowlers erred at key junctures. Chris Gayle was a no-show, Kieron Pollard was left out for the final two matches and the openers found things tough against Mohammad Irfan.
Pakistan’s go-slow and dead bat approach was widely questioned throughout the series, which was devoid of fireworks at the start—bar the Shahid Afridi cameo in the opening match. But comeback kid Umar Akmal—with the bat and behind the stumps—aptly complemented Misbah’s dream run to take Pakistan to the trophy.
Here, we rate how well each member of the touring side did in the five-match series.