High-flying Pakistan cricket team inflicted 3-0 whitewash on the West Indies team when they outclassed the visitors by eight wickets in the third and final Twenty20 international at the National Stadium Karachi on Tuesday.

The third Twenty20 saw West Indies improving their batting standard as compared to first two matches as they succeeded in posting a decent total of 153-6 in the allotted 20 overs. Their opener Andre Fletcher was top scorer with 43-ball 52 runs, as this was the only fifty of the entire tour from the West Indies .

Pakistan were off to flying start as their opener Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman started punishing the West Indies bowlers at their will and helped the team achieve target with 19 balls still remaining. Fakhar Zaman hammered 17-ball 40 with the help of six boundaries and two sixes while his Babar Azam played 40 balls to gather 51 runs laced with 6 fours. After the departure of both the openers, Hussain Talat and Asif Ali landed the hosts home safely. Hussain Talat scored unbeaten 31 and Asif Ali unbeaten 25.

Earlier, Fletcher added an invaluable 72 runs for the second wicket with Marlon Samuels who scored a 25-ball 31 with two sixes and as many boundaries.

Denesh Ramdin cracked a fiery 18-ball 42 not out with four boundaries and three sixes - two in the last over from Usman Shinwari - as the West Indies scored 57 in the last five overs.

Leg-spinner Shadab Khan finished with 2-27 while Mohammad Nawaz, Shinwari and Faheem Ashraf took a wicket each. Two players made their T20 debuts on Tuesday - teenage paceman Shaheen Afridi for Pakistan and Andre McCarthy for the West Indies .

Pakistan won the first match by 143 runs and the second by 82 runs. Karachi hosted all three T20s, the first international matches in the city in nine years.

The series is the latest in a number of steps taken recently to help revive international cricket in Pakistan, which was suspended for years after a 2009 militant attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. The victory on Tuesday also strengthened Pakistan's position at the top of the world T20 rankings, with a four-point lead over second-placed Australia.

Since Sarfraz Ahmed took over as skipper in September 2016, Pakistan have notched up series wins over England, the West Indies , Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and a World XI side.