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Windies stand up to Pakistan


Windies stand up to Pakistan

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DUBAI – Left-hander Darren Bravo and veteran Marlon Samuels missed out on hundreds, but their contrasting half-centuries proved the catalyst, as West Indies batted the entire third day to frustrate Pakistan in the historic day/night opening Test yesterday.

The Caribbean side produced a sterling effort to reach 315 for six at the close, on the backs of Bravo’s top score of 87 and Samuels’ classy 76, to be 264 runs behind on first innings heading into the penultimate day of the contest at the Dubai International Stadium.

West Indies’ recent poor batting looked set to continue when overnight batsman Kraigg Brathwaite perished for 32 in the day’s second over without any addition to the overnight score of 69 for one. (CMC)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.