Holder hails 'inspirational' Bravo and Bishoo after dramatic loss

Bishoo's stunning 8-49 helped West Indies to skittle Pakistan for 123 in the second innings. Chasing 345 to win, Bravo's 116 helped West Indies to make a match of it, but Pakistan finally got the job done with 12 overs remaining on the final day in Dubai.

Pakistan v West Indies, Day/Night Test, Darren Bravo

Darren Bravo scored 116 for West Indies in the second innings.

Jason Holder lauded the "inspirational" performances of Darren Bravo and Devendra Bishoo, despite West Indies falling to a 56-run loss against Pakistan.

Asia's maiden day-night Test, and the first of a three-match series between the two sides, proved memorable as the Windies fought hard to keep the contest going right to the death.

Having seen its opponents declare on 597-3 in the first innings, Holder's side was all out for 357 before Bishoo's stunning 8-49 helped to skittle Pakistan for 123 the second time around.

Chasing 345 to win, Bravo's 116 helped West Indies to make a match of it, but Pakistan finally got the job done with 12 overs remaining on the final day in Dubai.

"It was a good fight, but I'm still disappointed we didn't get over the line," said captain Holder. "Bishoo's spell and Bravo's knock were inspirational.

"[There were] definite signs of improvement. We always wanted the two batsmen at the crease to give us a good start. Unfortunately Marlon [Samuels] got out off the first ball, but we bat deep.

"Credit must also go to Pakistan. Yasir [Shah] was very threatening off the rough."