GUYANA: West Indies Wicketkeeper Shai Hope and Jason Mohammed struck half-centuries as the host reached 233-9 after batting first in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan on Tuesday.
Hope compiled a patient 71 off 112 balls and Mohammed smashed two sixes and five boundaries in his 59, while Mohammed Amir, Junaid Khan and Shadab Khan all took two wicket apiece.
The series is locked at one match all after Pakistan romped to a 74-run triumph in the second ODI in Guyana on Sunday.
Earlier, Windies Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat.
On the heels of a 74-run defeat in the second match on Sunday which levelled the series at 1-1, the home side dropped 20-year-old fast bowler Alzarri Joseph and drafted in left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul for his first ODI in three-and-a-half years.
Pakistan retained the same eleven that rebounded from defeat in the opening match.
There was concern over the fitness of left-arm fast bowler Mohammed Aamir, who injured his bowling shoulder during the second match, but he has been passed fit to play.
West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel also successfully came through a fitness test on his right hamstring before the toss and will spearhead the home side’s attack as they seek their first ODI series win over Pakistan for 26 years.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Aamir, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali
West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton, Shai Hope, Kieran Powell, Jason Mohammed, Jonathan Carter, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Veerasammy Permaul, Shannon Gabriel