West Indies end Pakistan’s hopes of 9-0 whitewash

SHARJAH: West Indies beat Pakistan by 5 wickets as they chased the remainder 39 runs in not up to an hour on the fifth day of the ultimate scan healthy at Sharjah on Thursday.

Both Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich have been unbeaten on 60.

Skipper Jason Holder took a maiden 5-wicket haul and opener Brathwaite stood corporation in a disturbing chase to carry West Indies in sight of a consolation win on Wednesday.

Holder set his crew — with out a win in their final thirteen exams — on the proper path with a profession-fine 5-30 to dismantle Pakistan for 208, which gave the West Indies a goal of 153 in 135 overs spread over four sessions.

When bad mild pressured closure 9 overs early on the fourth and penultimate day, Brathwaite used to be unbeaten on forty four to anchor West Indies to 114-5, nonetheless desiring 39 runs with five wickets intact.

Brathwaite, who carried his bat within the first innings with 142, has thus far delivered forty seven runs for the sixth wicket with Shane Dowrich (36 now not out) to elevate West Indies from a struggling sixty seven-5.

Pakistan educate Mickey Arthur mentioned “it would nonetheless go either approach”.

“we are two wickets far from being favourites and this can happen in two balls,” he delivered. “We must have scored significant in the first innings and a beneath par score of 281 left us play chasing video games.”

From 23 without loss, West Indies slumped to 67-5 with leg-spinner Yasir Shah (three-30) brushing aside Leon Johnson leg-earlier than for 12, Darren Bravo caught in the back of for 3 and Marlon Samuels caught within the deep for 10 within the area of 13 balls.

Paceman Wahab Riaz then had Jermaine Blackwood bowled for 4 with a sharp incoming supply and Roston Chase caught flicking by means of a leaping Mohammad Nawaz for 2 to bring Pakistan back within the game.

It might were worse for the West Indies had Pakistan not dropped two catches within the first three overs.

With simplest a single scored, Johnson on nought edged Mohammad Amir’s fifth delivery of the innings to third slip, the place Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq grassed a easy seize.

Johnson again survived a slip capture on three when Sami Aslam dropped a different straightforward opportunity at first slip off a luckless Amir, hurting Pakistan’s possibilities of early wickets.

Pakistan fall downprevious, Pakistan’s chances of constructing a good lead ended once they slumped from 159-5 at lunch to lose their final five wickets for just forty nine runs.

Opener Azhar Ali fell nine wanting his 12th century when he edged Bishoo in the slip after at the start identifying to sweep the ball however later changing his mind.

He batted for 234 balls and hit six fours and a six, including an invaluable 86 for the fifth wicket with Sarfraz Ahmed, who made 42.

Nawaz helped Ali add a different forty one for the sixth wicket but fell to Bishoo, who finished with 18 wickets in the series — probably the most through a West Indian in opposition to Pakistan in a 3-in shape sequence.

Holder then removed the tail, with wickets of Riaz (one) and Yasir Shah (nought) to toughen on his earlier excellent of 3-15 against England at Barbados in may just last yr.

Amir was once foolishly run out after looking at the lengthy-on fielder Chase save a six and throwing on the bowler’s end with the batsman wanting his crease.

Pakistan lead the three-healthy sequence 2-0 after successful the primary test in Dubai through 56 runs and second by 133 runs in Abu Dhabi.

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