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Victory in sight for West Indies


Victory in sight for West Indies

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SHARJAH – West Indies are one step closer to end their losing streak on the current tour against Pakistan.

The tourists reached 114 for five at the end of the day after being set a victory target of 153. They need another 39 runs for victory with five wickets in hand.

 Kraigg Brathwaite is 44 not out off 88 balls, with four boundaries, to follow up his 142 not out in the first innings. 

With him is Shane Dowrich on 36 off 61 balls, including three fours and a six. They have so far added 47 vital runs for the sixth wicket.

Earlier in the day, captain Jason Holder produced another excellent spell of seam bowling to take career-best figures of five wickets for 30 runs.

He was well supported by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo who took three for 46 as West Indies bowled the home side for 208 in the second innings.

Bishoo ended the three-match series as West Indies’ highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets.

Play continues on Thursday 2 a.m. Eastern Caribbean Time.

Summarised scores: Pakistan 281 (Sami Aslam 74, Misbah-ul-Haq 53, Younis Khan 51, Sarfraz Ahmed 51; Devendra Bishoo 4-77, Shannon Gabriel 3-67) and 208 (Azhar Ali 91; Jason Holder 5-30, Devendra Bishoo 3-46) West Indies 337 (Kraigg Brathwaite 142 not out, Roston Chase 50; Wahab Riaz 5-88) and 114-5 (Kraigg Brathwaite 44 not out, Shane Dowrich 36 not out; Yasir Shah 3-30). West Indies need 39 runs with five wickets remaining. (PR/SAT)