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WI on top


WI on top

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SHARJAH – Kraigg Brathwaite’s patient unbeaten century and Jason Holder’s impressive three-wicket haul put West Indies in a strong position against Pakistan on the third day of their third and final Test at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here yesterday.

Opener Brathwaite’s undefeated 142 off 318 balls steered West Indies to a first innings lead of 56 while captain Holder unleashed a hostile spell of fast bowling after tea as Pakistan slumped to 48 for four.

Brathwaite became the fifth West Indies batsman to carry his bat in a marathon innings that laid the foundation for their first innings score of 337 in reply to Pakistan’s first innings total of 281.

At stumps, Pakistan, were 87 for four in their second innings – just 31 runs on – with West Indies having placed themselves in a good position to push for their first win in 14 Tests. (CMC)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.