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Brath nears ton

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SHARJAH – Phlegmatic opener Kraigg Brathwaite marched to within touching distance of his fifth Test hundred as he spearheaded a West Indies fight-back against Pakistan on the second day of the final Test yesterday.

Replying to Pakistan’s first innings of 281 all out, the Caribbean side reached the close at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 244 for six – only 37 runs adrift of taking first innings lead for the first time in the three-Test series.

Brathwaite was unbeaten on 95 in a knock that has been the bedrock of the West Indies innings, which flirted with crisis at 68 for four about half-hour after lunch.

The right-hander faced 206 deliveries and counted ten fours, anchoring two key partnerships which pulled his side around and left the game evenly poised. (CMC)

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