Roston Chase shone with the bat as well as ball, claiming the Man of the Match © AFP
Roston Chase shone with the bat as well as ball, claiming the Man of the Match © AFP

Pakistan completed a historic win over West Indies in the three-match series. Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan got a well-deserved farewell in their last series as international cricketers. After losing the first Test at Jamaica, West Indies bounced back extremely well in the second Test at Barbados, winning by 106 runs. However, the third Test at Roseau turned out to be nail biter as Pakistan won the match with just one over to spare despite Roston Chase’s epic ton. However, there were some excellent performances by the West Indies throughout this closely fought series.  Let us now take a look at the individual performances of the West Indies players on a scale of 10. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: PAK vs WI 2017, 3rd Test

Kraigg Brathwaite (3/10): Brathwaite was never able to scale the highs of Sharjah in this series. He had just one innings of significance, in the second innings of the second Test where he scored 43, helping West Indies set Pakistan a target of 187. He finished with 101 runs from 6 innings at 16.83.

Kieran Powell (4/10): Powell returned to the Test team after nearly three years. He opened with Brathwaite; unlike his partner got off to starts in most innings, but failed to convert. Out of his 6 innings, he scored over 30 on 4 but never reached fifty. He finished as the third-highest run-getter for West Indies, but with only 161 runs, at 26.83.

Shimron Hetmyer (3/10): With Darren Bravo left out, the responsibility of batting at No. 3 fell on the young shoulders of Hetmyer. Hetmyer comes across as someone who does not like to get bogged down. He was a First-Class strike rate of over 75. While that is relatively easier to achieve at that level, Hetmyer often found himself in trouble in Test cricket. Some of his shots were glorious. He can be a bright prospect for West Indies if groomed well, but is not ready yet. He managed just 96 runs in his debut series at 16.

Shai Hope (4/10): Hope made it back to the Test team after a career-best First-Class score of 215 not out for Barbados against Windward Islands this year. He had a decent outing in the ODI series ahead of the Tests. He scored a vital 90 in the second innings of the second Test to give the bowlers something to bowl at. His patient 29 in the third Test was a crucial innings as well. Hope finished the series with 149 runs at 24.83.

Roston Chase (9/10): Chase’s scores this series read 63, 16*, 131, 23, 69 and 101*. If that was not enough, he also chipped in with 6 wickets. He had a near-perfect series, almost steering West Indies to an improbable draw in the third Test, but was denied that as his side was bowled out with just 1 over to go. Chase finished as the leading run-getter in the series from either side by a long margin, with 403 runs at 100.75.

Vishaul Singh (2/10): Like Hetmyer, this was Vishaul’s debut series as well, an outing he would surely want to forget. He was especially susceptible to fast, swinging deliveries, and was dismissed 5 out of 6 times by fast bowlers. His 32 in the second Test was perhaps the highlight of his tour. He managed just 63 runs at 10.50.

Shane Dowrich (5/10): Dowrich had a good outing behind the wicket, but did not live up to his expectations with the bat. His 56 in the first Test, however, took West Indies out of trouble from a precarious position in the first Test. West Indies were reduced to 71 for 5 before Dowrich put on 118 with Chase, which resurrected the innings. As far as his wicketkeeping is concerned, he took 11 catches and a stumping. With bat he scored 109 runs at 18.16.

Jason Holder (7/10): Holder is a much better batsman than he gives himself credit for. He finished as West Indies’ second-highest run-getter with 182 runs at 45.50, with 2 vital fifties. He was much better with the ball compared to the earlier series, and finished with 10 wickets at 21, joint second-highest for his side.

Devendra Bishoo (5/10): Bishoo has an average outing by his standards. He managed just 9 wickets at 39.55 in the 3 matches. He was the one who dismissed Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in their final innings. He batted grittily low down the order. He got 28 in the first Test, contributing in a 75-run stand for the eighth wicket to take West Indies to a respectable score. He also survived 45 balls at the crease in the final Test, taking West Indies on the brink of a draw. He managed 83 runs at 13.83.

Alzarri Joseph (6/10): Joseph finished with 10 wickets at 28.40 but his spell of 3 for 53 in the third Test was the best among all. He dismissed Sarfraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq in quick succession and returned to break the 61-run stand between Mohammad Aamer and Yasir Shah to give his side a real chance. He offered some resistance with bat in the third Test, looking to save the match for his side.

Shannon Gabriel (8/10): Man of the match in the second Test for his outstanding spell of 5 for 11 and match figures of 9 for 92, Gabriel ended up as West Indies’ leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets at 18.80. He troubled the batsmen more than any other bowler, but is unlikely to be forgiven for the rash shot he played in the third Test — one that eventually cost his side the match.