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West Indies end winless streak


West Indies end winless streak

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SHARJAH – Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich struck unbeaten half-centuries to guide West Indies to a first Test victory in 14 matches as the Caribbean side beat Pakistan by five wickets on the final morning of the third Test in Sharjah on Thursday.

Opener Brathwaite, who carried his bat for an unbeaten 142 in the first innings, and Dowrich each scored 60 in adding 87 for the unbroken sixth wicket after West Indies had been reduced to 67 for five chasing 153 for victory.

The victory ended a 13-match streak without a victory (10 losses and three draws) for West Indies, stretching back to May last year when they beat England at home. Pakistan won the three-match series 2-1.

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed figures of three for 40 in the second innings while paceman Wahab Riaz, who had taken a five-wicket haul in the first, added two more to his tally. (Reuters)

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 154-5 (Kraigg Brathwaite 60 not out, Shane Dowrich 60 not out; Yasir Shah 3-40, Wahab Riaz 2-46). West Indies won by five wickets.