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Bravo century not enough


Bravo century not enough

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DUBAI – Darren Bravo’s attritional eighth Test hundred carried West Indies close, but the Caribbean side lost the plot in the final hour, to collapse to a 56-run defeat to Pakistan, late on a tense final day of the historic day/night Test yesterday.

The elegant left-hander carved out a composed 116 as West Indies, chasing an improbable 346 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium, were dismissed for 289 in their second innings with 12 overs left in the contest.

Captain Jason Holder finished on 40 not out while Roston Chase made 35, but with tension building in the Pakistani camp, West Indies suddenly lost their last four wickets for 26 runs to watch their challenge dissipate.

Purposeful focused batting saw them start the final session on 232 for six – requiring 134 runs for victory – but the turning point came with Bravo’s dismissal, 50 minutes before the scheduled close. (CMC)

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