Roston Chase fought well for his unbeaten 101    AFP
Roston Chase fought hard for his unbeaten 101 AFP

Roston Chase almost pulled off the impossible but Pakistan went on to win the match by 101 runs with an over to spare. They also clinched the series 2-1, which happened to be their first ever series win in the Caribbean in eight attempts in what was the final series for Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan. Chase remained unbeaten on 101. Shannon Gabriel went for a needless big hit off Yasir Shah s final ball of the penultimate over. The ball found the inside edge and hit the wickets, sending Pakistan into wild celebrations. Chase had come to bat at No. 5 when West Indies were in a spot of bother at 47 for 3 in the first session of Day Five. While wickets were falling around him, Chase calmly weathered the storm. Yasir finished with yet another five-wicket haul and he ended the series with 25 wickets to his name. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: PAK vs WI 2017, 3rd Test

West Indies resumed the final day of the Test needing 297 runs to win with 9 wickets in hand. They did not have the best of starts as Yasir and Mohammad Aamer picked up 3 wickets between them. Vishaul Singh and Shane Dowrich too fell in quick succession once play resumed after lunch. However, Chase and Jason Holder managed to play the rest of the session without further damage. The added over fifty for the seventh wicket and gave West Indies a chance of saving the game. Full Updates: Pakistan vs West Indies 3rd Test, Day 5

Pakistan needed 4 wickets in the final session to win the match. Hasan Ali struck early, removing Holder for 22. Devendra Bishoo offered some resistance but fell when he gloved a short delivery from Mohammad Abbas to silly point. Bishoo had to walk back for a 45-ball 3. Chase was actually caught at slip by Asad Shafiq on 92 off Abbas, but replays revealed he had overstepped. Chase then slammed a couple of boundaries to get to his third Test hundred. Alzarri Joseph, who had faced 32 balls for his 5 was caught behind off Hasan Ali.

With just 1 wicket needed for a win, it seemed Gabriel had edged one to Sarfraz Ahmed. The umpire turned it down, but the Pakistan fielders were confident and opted for a review. The replays showed no edge and Gabriel survived. He was then given out caught at forward short-leg. This time Gabriel reviewed, and the on-field decision was overturned.

West Indies were bowled out for 247 in their first innings, therefore conceding a 129-run deficit. Abbas had wreaked havoc on the fourth day, triggering a West Indies collapse. His maiden five-wicket haul helped Pakistan dismiss West Indies from 218 for 5 to 247. Pakistan found themselves in some trouble after that. They were reduced to 90 for 7 at one stage. Yasir and Aamer then stitched a 61-run stand for the eighth wicket. Yasir top-scored with 38 not out. The innings also marked the final innings for Misbah and Younis. Misbah scored just 2 while Younis managed 35.

Earlier, Pakistan had managed to score 376 in their first innings thanks to a superb ton by Azhar Ali. Misbah, Babar Azam and Sarfraz scored vital fifties as well. Chase was excellent with ball, picking up 4 wickets, while his captain Jason Holder chipped in with 3.

West Indies had earlier put Pakistan in. They did not make any changes. In fact, they had gone in with the same XI in all 3 matches in this series. Pakistan, on the other hand, handed a cap to fast bowler Hasan, who came into the side in place of leg-spinner Shadab Khan. Shan Masood also come into the side replacing Ahmed Shehzad, who had to fly back home.

This three-Test series was level at 1-1 going into the final Test. Pakistan had won the first Test at Jamaica by 7 wickets, but West Indies bounced back hard in the second game at Bridgetown, winning by 106 runs after bowling Pakistan out for just 81 in their second innings.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 376 and 174 for 8 decl. (Younis Khan 35, Yasir Shah 38*; Shannon Gabriel 2 for 24, Alzarri Joseph 3 for 53) beat West Indies 247 and 202 (Shimron Hetmyer 25, Roston Chase 101*; Yasir Shah 5 for 92, Hasan Ali 3 for 33) by 101 runs.

Man of the Match: Roston Chase.

Man of the Series: Yasir Shah.