New Delhi: Welcome to the Live streaming and coverage of the 3rd and final Test between Pakistan and West Indies in Sharjah.
WEST INDIES 2ND INNINGS
Windies need 39 runs with 5 wickets in hand. They should easily win this Test match on the last day without any hiccups. Pakistan have a slightest of possibility of winning this Test match if their bowlers can do some magic on the fifth day morning.
OVER 36 | SCORE 114/5 (Brathwaite 44*, Blackwood 36*)
Finally, some sensible batting by the visitors. Brathwaite-Blackwood have stitched together 47 runs for the 6th wicket. Brathwaite is the key for West Indies and Pakistan need to dismiss him early.
OVER 30 | SCORE 82/5 (Brathwaite 41*, Blackwood 9*)
Wahab Riaz is on fire, he has ripped West Indies batting line up apart with his sheer pace. A good and a match defying spell from the Pakistani fast bowler. Someone need to stay with Brathwaite on the crease, if they want to win this Test match.
WICKET: J Blackwood b Wahab Riaz 4 (6b)
WICKET: RL Chase c Mohammad Nawaz b Wahab Riaz 2 (6b)
OVER 20 | SCORE 58/3 (Brathwaite 32*, Blackwood 0*)
The fight back continues from Pakistan, they have accounted for 3 West Indian wickets. Yasir Shah is again proving his metal in this match and poor form of Samuels continues in Test matches.
WICKET: MN Samuels c Zulfiqar Babar b Yasir Shah 10 (25b)
OVER 10 | SCORE 35/2 (Brathwaite 19*, Samuels 0*)
Not the most pleasing start for West Indies, who put themselves in an uncomfortable position as Yasir Shah removes two batsmen.
WICKET: DM Bravo c Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 3 (9b)
WICKET: LR Johnson lbw b Yasir Shah 12 (22b)
PAKISTAN 2ND INNINGS
OVER 81.3 | SCORE 208/10 (Babar 15*)
Jason Holder completes his 5-wicket haul as Pakistan are bowled out for 208. West Indies need 152 runs to win the match with about one and half day's play remaining.
WICKET: Yasir Shah lbw b Holder 0 (5b)
OVER 80 | SCORE 196/9 (Babar 3*, Yasir 0*)
Devendra Bishoo runs riot, picking up three wickets as Pakistan struggle to even touch the 200-run mark.West Indies stand a good chance to win this Test now.
WICKET: Mohammad Amir run out 8 (23b)
WICKET: Azhar Ali c Bravo b Bishoo 91 (234b)
WICKET: Mohammad Nawaz (3) c Johnson b Bishoo 19 (63b)
WICKET: Wahab Riaz c Johnson b Holder 1 (8b)
OVER 66 | SCORE 159/5 (Azhar Ali 80*, Md. Nawaz 11*)
Azhar Ali progressing towards his ton as the match halts for LUNCH!
OVER 60 | SCORE 142/5 (Azhar Ali 73*, Md. Nawaz 1*)
Bishoo brings success to West Indies, removes Sarfraz before the Pakistani batsman got his 50. Md. Nawaz joins Azhar Ali in the middle.
WICKET: Sarfraz Ahmed c Bravo b Bishoo 42 (90b)
OVER 50 | SCORE 123/4 (Azhar Ali 62*, Sarfaraz Ahmed 38*)
Partnership now worth 75 runs! Devendra Bishoo has been brought into the attack but can he derail this strong bong between Azhar Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed?
OVER 45 | SCORE 111/4 (Azhar Ali 54*, Sarfaraz Ahmed 34*)
Azhar Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed thwart early morning blues and continue to rescue Pakistan from a tragic Day 3. But can the duo hold to this performance for long?
Potentially the last day of the long series the Middle East, Pakistan have an uphill task in preventing West Indies from winning the final encounter as the visitors look in charge for the first time ever. Jason Holder and Kraigg Brathwaite hold the credit for such a drastic turn around as the West Indians look set to not return empty handed.
Play on Day 3 saw West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite become the 5th West Indian batsman to carry his bat with an unbeaten hundred until the end of innings. Later skipper Jason Holder took 3 wickets for 10 runs to put Pakistan under real pressure situation for the first time ever in the series.
Courtesy to Brathwaite's ton, West Indies's registered a first innings total of 337 on board in reply to Pakistan's 281.
Holder further jolted Pakistan with three wickets in 17 balls to had his side realistic chances of winning the third and final Test rubber.
At close Pakistan were struggling at 87-4 with opener Azhar Ali 45 not out and Sarfraz Ahmed 19 not out, leading only by 31 runs with six wickets intact and two days to play.
Pakistan needed a big effort after conceding a 56-run lead but from 37-0 they lost four wickets in the space of 11 runs with Holder firing on all cylinders and their batsmen playing rash shots.
Pakistan secured back-to-back clean sweeps in T20I and ODI series with West Indies but getting the same result in Test seem highly unlikely now.