smashed down the ground, goes all the way! That is Malik's ton and a six-wicket win for Pakistan! Does it in style, Malik secures his ninth ODI hundred as Pakistan complete a comfortable chase to seal the series 2-1
5.50pm: So, Sarfraz has the series trophy in hand, he's just been pouring his heart out in a language I don't speak - but congrats to him and Pakistan. It's been enjoyable, as ever, but from myself and Gnasher, it's time to say g'night (or shab bakhair). We'll see you again soon... Bye!
5.40pm: Time for the presentations in Providence, starting with West Indies captain Jason Holder: "Yeah, not enough runs. We felt it was going to spin, they played the spinners well in the middle. We started well with the ball, got early wickets, put them under pressure. Credit to Malik and Hafeez, the way they played. Can't fault the pitch, one of the better ones I've seen here in a long time. We've got a few positives, Shai Hope played a good innings, but we've not been able to get over the line."
Pakistan's Shoaib Malik is named Man of the Match and Man of the Series: "I'm very happy, as a senior cricketer you have extra responsibility on you. Mohammad Hafeez set the tone and took the pressure off me, but we needed someone to finish it off. The total we had in our mind, if we keep rotating the strike it will give us something to start. I never felt any pressure, Hafeez was hitting boundaries. I would like to congratulate Sarfraz, the way he's conducting the guys and the way youngsters are responding. Winning the series is important and we had pressure on us. Congrats to West Indies, they fought well, but good to end on a winning note."
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed: [Okay, my Urdu really isn't up to this. I think he was pleased. Apologies]
5.30pm: There was a wobble at the start but Pakistan did a decent job of knocking this one off. Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez put on 113 to paper over the deficiencies of the top three, then Sarfraz Ahmed came out and made sure they finished it off without alarm. West Indies just didn't have enough on the board, despite the efforts of Shai Hope and Jason Mohammed. It's been a competitive series but Stuart Law still has work to do to make West Indies a force again; they remain adrift of eighth place in the ICC rankings and time is running out for them to scrape automatic World Cup qualification.
So Malik keeps the strike, four runs needed. Win it and go to his hundred with a six?
full toss from Gabriel, again Malik nearly swings himself off his feet, clubbed down the ground for one
digs the ball in short, Malik whirls on an attempted pull but only manages a bottom edge
Malik is now six shy of his century - with five needed!
pitched up and Malik lofts it back over the bowler's head again, picked the slower ball, another straight four
fullish outside off, Malik opens up his stance and belabours this down the ground, not quite a straight six but it isn't far off
dropped! Length on the pads, flicked in the air... but the diving Walton again can't hold on at midwicket! Another one put down, quite a tough chance but again he got his hands to it. Gabriel the unlucky bowler again
pitched up and punched into the off side, they steal one to mid-off
"I have been following ESPN since I have started using internet, I love to do comments. But you guys have never published my comment. Is there any criteria to get published your comment?" Wisdom, insight, humour... They all work, Muhammad Mohsan. Begging should be very much your last resort
short ball, Sarfraz swivels and cracks a pull for one more
pitched up and clipped off the legs through square to the sweeper
shuffles across and bunts to mid-off
wild hack from Malik, he heaves a length ball into the leg side - and immediately looks at the toe of his bat - but it lands just in front of the diving Kieran Powell and bounces through him for four. Bit streaky, that
touch shorter, dabbed sensibly down into the off side
good length outside off, punched into the covers for one
Jason Holder brings himself back on
"2:10 am in Pak and I am watching live match along with one eye at cricinfo to watch Pakistan qualify for WC directly." Well, you're getting slightly ahead of yourself there, Naseer - September is the cut-off and Pakistan have to remain in the top eight until then. But winning this series would go a long way to safeguarding that
length ball, again on the legs and glanced for a single this time
too straight, sliding on to the pads, Sarfraz flicks it away expertly and comes hurrying back for the second
takes the pace off, played late from under his nose but steered to backward point
"नमस्ते। From India :)" I'm hoping Abhay Arora hasn't duped me with a swear word
pitched up towards the feet, Sarfraz is doing his cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof jive, manages to gets his bat down and drill the ball to mid-on
goes fuller and straighter, 132kph/81mph and clipped square of the midwicket fielder for a single
slightly back of a length and tapped away into the off side
pushed through in the channel and Malik steers one more through point
"Watching Essex vs Lancashire. Hmm so you did have the pleasure of witnessing another teenage Test batting star in making?" wonders Sjrn. "Here Malik seems like transformed into a Misbah somehow." If you're referring to Essex wunderkind Dan Lawrence - I most certainly did. He looks a splendid prospect