Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Pakistan in West Indies, 2011

Pakistan's spinners take the honours

In a drawn series that was almost completely dominated by the ball, the Pakistan spinners' performance stole the limelight

West Indies v Pakistan, 1st Test, Providence

A win is a win

The success against Pakistan is not necessarily an indication of brighter times ahead for West Indies cricket, but it needs to be savoured

West Indies v Pakistan, 1st Test, 4th day, Providence

Test wins without a fifty

Stats highlights of West Indies' 40-run win against Pakistan in Providence

West Indies v Pakistan, 1st Test, Providence

Two fallen sides battle

There's no reason, though, to reconcile ourselves to the prospect of a dull series because a duel between flawed sides can be as pleasing to watch as one between high-quality sides

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

West Indies v Pakistan, 1st Test, Guyana

Recent successes give Pakistan the edge

Pakistan have not won a single Test series in the West Indies, but they start the two-Test series as favourites

Mohammad Hafeez's second coming

He struggled in international cricket in his first attempt, but the Pakistani allrounder is doing much better this time around

West Indies cricket

More intrigue in store?

The West Indies selectors' purpose in choosing the new-look teams that take the field against Pakistan at the Beausejour Stadium this week is ostensibly is to "build a broad pool of international players", but given the build-up, we could be in for an six