: Misbah-ul-Haq dug deep and dragged Pakistan to a series-clinching, three-wicket victory over West Indies in the third One-day International of the five-match series here on Thursday.

Misbah led the way with four fours and one six in an unbeaten 62 off 109 balls, Hammad Azam supported with 36, and Umar Akmal made 30, as the Pakistanis, chasing 172 for victory, reached their target with 29 balls remaining at the Kensington Oval.

Earlier, Saeed Ajmal and Wahab took three wickets each to enhance Pakistan's chance of victory, as it dismissed West Indies for 171 in 43.4 overs.

West Indies (max. 45 overs): L. Simmons c & b Ajmal 51, D. Smith lbw b Hafeez 0, Darren Bravo lbw b Hafeez 47, M. Samuels b Junaid 18, K. Edwards (run out) 18, Dwayne Bravo c Shehzad b Riaz 11, D. Sammy c Shehzad b Riaz 3, A. Russell st. Salman b Ajmal 3, K. Roach c Misbah b Riaz 0, R. Rampaul (not out) 9, D. Bishoo c Riaz b Ajmal 0; Extras (b-1, lb-6, w-3, nb-1): 11; Total (in 43.4 overs): 171.

Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-92, 3-118, 4-131, 5-150, 6-158, 7-158, 8-161, 9-162.

Pakistan bowling: Junaid 7-0-31-1, Hafeez 9-0-31-2, Afridi 9-2-25-0, Riaz 8-1-38-3, Ajmal 8.4-0-29-3, Azam 2-0-10-0.

Pakistan: M. Hafeez c Bishoo b Rampaul 5, A. Shehzad c Simmons b Rampaul 0, A. Shafiq c Sammy b Rampaul 0, Misbah (not out) 62, U. Akmal c Simmons b Rampaul 30, H. Azam lbw b Bishoo 36, S. Afridi c Smith b Bishoo 11, M. Salman b Bishoo 3, W. Riaz (not out) 17; Extras (b-2, w-10, nb-1): 13; Total (for 7 wkts. in 40.1 overs): 177.

Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-9, 3-12, 4-49, 5-127, 6-143, 7-147.

West Indies bowling: Roach 9-0-36-0, Rampaul 9-0-32-4, Russell 4-0-23-0, Bishoo 9-0-42-3, Bravo 7.1-0-31-0, Sammy 2-0-11-0.

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