Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 4
Windies need 251 runs, while Pakistan require eight wickets on the final day. Expect a cracker of a fifth day.
After four days of play, Jason Holder & Co found themselves in a pleasantly surprising situation with a chance to go broke for a win against Pakistan. Windies need 251 runs, while Pakistan need eight wickets on the final day. Expect a cracker of a fifth day.
WEST INDIES INNINGS & 357; PAKISTAN 579/3d & 123
Over 31 || Score 95/2 (Darren Bravo 26; Marlon Samuels 4)
West Indies lost another wicket, in the form of Leon Johnson, but thanks to a resolute Darren Bravo, they managed to stop furthe slide in Dubai.
When the last day's resume tomorrow, the Windies will look to win, or at worst draw against Pakistan. For the hosts, Mohammad Amir took both the wickets.
Over 25 || Score 87/1 (Leon Johnson 47; Darren Bravo 22)
West Indies kept their chances for an outright win over Pakistan with Leon Johnson and Darren Bravo posting a 60-run stand for the the second wicket. They need another 259 runs with 9 wickets remaining.
Over 12 || Score 39/1 (Leon Johnson 23; Darren Bravo 3)
Mohammad Amir sent back Kraigg Brathwaite in the ninth over, off the first ball, but West Indies have batted with responsibility. Leon Johnson and Darren Bravo would like to end the day batting.
WICKET: Kraigg Brathwaite b Mohammad Amir 6 (30b)
West Indies need another 307 runs to win the Test.
Over 31.5 || Score 123 (Sohail Khan 1)
Devendra Bishoo cleaned up the Pakistani tail with two wickets in the first over post Dinner, meaning, target is 345. Not bat a situation for the Windies considering how they were toyed in the first innings of the match.
Bishoo ended with 8 for 49, which is the fifth-best figures by a West Indian in Test cricket.
Over 31 || Score 121/8 (Sarfraz Ahmed 15)
That's strange turn of events. Pakistan find themselves in a predicament. They have lost 8 wickets. However, the lead is 343 runs, with some 130 overs' play left in the match.
Over 5.4 || Score 20/2 (Sami Aslam 12; Babar Azam 0)
Two quick wickets for the visitors, 1st innings triple centurian Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq had been dismissed before Tea. From West Indies point of view Shannon Gabriel provided the breakthrough in the form of Azhar, they need to take wickets to stop the run flow
WICKET: Azhar Ali lbw b Gabriel 2 (8b)
WICKET: Asad Shafiq lbw b Bishoo 5 (9b)
West Indies had been bowled out for 357 runs, Pakistan haven't enforced the follow-on. They will bat again and lead by 222 runs.
Over 123.5 || Score 357 (Shannon Gabriel 6*)
Cummins was Yasir Shah's 100th wicket, and after this leggie became the second-fastest to the landmark. He took 17 Test matches to achieve this feat.
WICKET: Jason Holder b Yasir Shah 20 (50b)
WICKET: Miguel Cummins b Yasir Shah 0 (4b)
WICKET: Devendera Bishoo b Mohammad Nawaz 17 (41b)
Over 120 || Score 343/7 (Jason Holder 20; Devendera Bishoo 20)
First runs of the day came from the bat of Jason Holder, who hit Yasir Shah for a boundary through mid-off.
Wicket number 3 for Yasir, who trapped Dowrich in front of the stumps. West Indies lose their review and the leg-spinner took his 98th wicket.
WICKET: Shane Dowrich lbw b Yasir Shah 32 (67b)
Over 110 || Score 315/6 (Shane Dowrich 27; Jason Holder 10)
Quite start to the Day 4's play. Two runs and a maiden as the innings reach 110th over. Windies still trail Pakistan by 264 runs.
In response to Pakistan's huge first innings total of 579/3d, West Indies have scored 315/6 in 109 overs' of play with two days still left in the match.
Not a single Windies batsman managed to reach the three-figure score, but majority of them got just about enough scores to help the team post a respectable total.
Dubai: Live cricket score and live updates from Day 4 of the first Test match between Pakistan and West Indies being played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.