KARACHI - Former Test fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar Friday night hailed the performance of bowlers but wanted more improvement from batsmen after West Indies tail-enders helped their team to miraculous tie in third One-day International in St Lucia.

“Tactical and calculation mistake by captain Misbahul Haq of not using Saeed Ajmal in the final over helped West Indies to force a dramatic tie," he said in his post match comments. “Pakistan was heading to take 2-1 lead. But poor calculations helped West Indies to tie the match," he said in his comments on a private TV Channel.

Fifteen runs were needed in the last over by the West Indies to win the match with their last pair of Jason Holder and Kemar Roach scored 14 to pull a tie. Holder scored a golden 19 runs in nine balls with a six and four to become hero of the day. He said Pakistan team panicked at the fag end of the match despite enjoying some advantage. “Pakistan is capable of winning against West Ies but they must raise the overall standard of their game," he said.  Shoaib said had Pakistan posted the total of 250 it would have been very stiff for the West Indies to chase. He said Pakistan top order batsmen still have to improve a lot to avoid putting middle order batting pressure.

Pakistan's top three batsmen Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad and M Hafeez could contribute 51 runs between them. Skipper Misbah (75), debutant Harris Sohail (26) and Umar Akmal (40 not out) helped the team to score 229.