PAK vs WI, 3rd Test, Day 5 – Kraigg Brathwaite, Shane Dowrich guide West Indies to consolation victory
Pakistan claim the Test series 2-1.
New Delhi: Coverage of 5th day's play of 3rd Test between Pakistan and West Indies in Sharjah.
OVER 43.5 | SCORE 154/5 (Brathwaite 60*, Dowrich 60*)
Pakistan's dream of clinching a 9-0 victory shatters as Brathwaite, Dowrich guide the visitors to a deserved triumph. Batting well against a good bowling unit wasn't as easy but Jason Holder and Co. finally did it.
OVER 40 | SCORE 132/5 (Brathwaite 54*, Dowrich 43*)
Another 22 runs needed for West Indies to clinch the final Test. Should be able to reach the target within 50 overs as Brathwaite and Dowrich look solid from start.
Today will be an end of what has been a fruitless tour to the Middle East for West Indies. But before they board flight to back home, they have an opportunity to savour a rare Test win.
There will be a result for sure, most likely 8-1, but can be a 9-0 too.
Skipper Jason Holder took a maiden five-wicket haul and opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who is unbeaten since that start of 1st innings for West Indies, stood firm in a tense chase to bring the visitors in sight of a consolation win in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah.
Holder set his team -- without a win in their last 13 Tests -- on the right path with a career-best 5-30 to dismantle Pakistan for 208, which gave the West Indies a target of 153 in 135 overs spread over four sessions.
Pakistan incurred a shocking batting collapse after begining their day on 87-4 before a battling 91 by opener Azhar Ali and 42 for Safraz Ahmed looked to have steadied the ship.
However, they lost their last five wickets for 33 to end on 208 with West Indies` captain Jason Holder claiming his first five-wicket test haul.
Roston Chase claimed the pick of the wickets in laughable circumstances.
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