West Indies tour of United Arab Emirates, 3rd Test: Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, Oct 30-Nov 3, 2016
West Indies won by 5 wickets
Played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
30,31 October, 1,2,3 November 2016 (5-day match)
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sami Aslam c Holder b Bishoo 74 268 172 7 1 43.02
54.5 46.7 mph, wicket immediately after tea, and that should give West Indies a massive fillip. Sami Aslam can't convert yet another start to a century and coach Micky Arthur is livid. Coming back to the delivery, he tries to play the reverse sweep again as there was no point, played too early as the ball gripped, spun back in and lobbed off the glove to Jason Holder at slip. 150/4
View dismissal Azhar Ali c Brathwaite b Gabriel 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.2 89.5 mph, fantastic delivery first up and Azhar's gone. Pace, bounce and the edge flew to second slip. This was short of length. Azhar instinctively went back into the crease to defend, but didn't account for the late away movement as the ball flew off the shoulder of the bat to Kraigg Brathwaite, who took safely. Gabriel has got him for the third time in the series 1/1
View dismissal Asad Shafiq lbw b Gabriel 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
0.4 91.3 mph, This one nips back in to beat Shafiq's half-push forward. Hits him high on the pad. It was an instinctive appeal and Reiffel has to change his decision as the ball tracker shows that would have crashed into leg stump. The accommodation of the new rule - 50 % of the ball has to hit the stumps - has done the trick for West Indies. At first instance, it looked like height was in question. What a review 1/2
View dismissal Younis Khan c Johnson b Chase 51 154 100 4 1 51.00
37.1 55.3 mph, uncharacteristic stroke from Younis, and West Indies have a breakthrough against the run of play. He tried to slog that across the line, like he did in the last over. This time the ball bounced a little more than Younis would have liked, which meant he got a top edge which Leon Johnson took quite comfortably at midwicket. Chase deserved that. Younis was reprieved twice, but isn't lucky a third time today. 107/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c †Dowrich b Bishoo 53 163 123 3 1 43.08
72.1 51.3 mph, once again he attempts the reverse sweep, but this time the ball drifted in to beat him on the stroke and deflected off the wrist band on the forearm to the wicketkeeper. Third umpire had a long, hard look at that and concluded that the ball may have hit the top part of the glove before hitting the wrist band. Once again there was no conclusive evidence to suggest the ball hit the glove. Surely the decision wouldn't have been the same had Misbah been given not out. Was lucky earlier, but not this time. 230/5
View dismissal Sarfraz Ahmed b Gabriel 51 118 60 5 0 85.00
79.5 88.7 mph, knocked him over. Gabriel has reaped the rewards for persistence, discipline and pace. This was full, Sarfaz pushed at that delivery outside off from the crease, and only managed to drag that back onto the stumps. 248/7
View dismissal Mohammad Nawaz (3) st †Dowrich b Bishoo 6 21 20 1 0 30.00
76.5 52.7 mph, superbly bowled! Saw the ball give him the charge and shortened his length. Nawaz looked to adjust but the ball skidded straight on to beat the outside edge as Dowrich did the rest. Gathered the ball cleanly and then whipped the bails off in a single motion, with the batsman not even in the frame. 242/6
View dismissal Wahab Riaz lbw b Bishoo 4 21 6 0 0 66.66
80.1 51.4 mph, the straighter one has done the trick. Quicker through the air, the ball drifted back in to beat that forward prod. Would have hit middle of middle. Five wickets in the session for West Indies and Bishoo's evening continues to get better. 248/8
View dismissal Yasir Shah b Joseph 12 53 32 1 0 37.50
90.5 86.6 mph, that's the end of that. Yasir hangs his bat out at that length ball without any conviction and can only manage an inside edge onto the stumps. He was late on the stroke and has paid the price. 281/10
View dismissal Mohammad Amir b Joseph 20 44 31 3 0 64.51
90.1 87.2 mph, call it the commentator's curse or whatever, but Amir's fallen in attempting a big booming drive. This wasn't there for the drive, he pushed at the length ball away from the body and ended up dragging it back onto the stumps. Handy knock that promised much more. Relief for West Indies. I'd go as far as saying the slowness of the surface played a part in that dismissal. It didn't slide on as Amir would have liked. 280/9
Zulfiqar Babar not out 1 5 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 4, w 1, nb 4) 9
  Total (all out; 90.5 overs) 281 (3.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets ST Gabriel 21 1 67 3 3.19 87 4 0 (2nb)
0.2 to Azhar Ali, 89.5 mph, fantastic delivery first up and Azhar's gone. Pace, bounce and the edge flew to second slip. This was short of length. Azhar instinctively went back into the crease to defend, but didn't account for the late away movement as the ball flew off the shoulder of the bat to Kraigg Brathwaite, who took safely. Gabriel has got him for the third time in the series 1/1
0.4 to Asad Shafiq, 91.3 mph, This one nips back in to beat Shafiq's half-push forward. Hits him high on the pad. It was an instinctive appeal and Reiffel has to change his decision as the ball tracker shows that would have crashed into leg stump. The accommodation of the new rule - 50 % of the ball has to hit the stumps - has done the trick for West Indies. At first instance, it looked like height was in question. What a review 1/2
79.5 to Sarfraz Ahmed, 88.7 mph, knocked him over. Gabriel has reaped the rewards for persistence, discipline and pace. This was full, Sarfaz pushed at that delivery outside off from the crease, and only managed to drag that back onto the stumps. 248/7
View wickets AS Joseph 16.5 5 57 2 3.38 78 8 0 (2nb, 1w)
90.1 to Mohammad Amir, 87.2 mph, call it the commentator's curse or whatever, but Amir's fallen in attempting a big booming drive. This wasn't there for the drive, he pushed at the length ball away from the body and ended up dragging it back onto the stumps. Handy knock that promised much more. Relief for West Indies. I'd go as far as saying the slowness of the surface played a part in that dismissal. It didn't slide on as Amir would have liked. 280/9
90.5 to Yasir Shah, 86.6 mph, that's the end of that. Yasir hangs his bat out at that length ball without any conviction and can only manage an inside edge onto the stumps. He was late on the stroke and has paid the price. 281/10
  JO Holder 12 4 29 0 2.41 60 4 0
View wicket RL Chase 20 5 47 1 2.35 94 1 2
37.1 to Younis Khan, 55.3 mph, uncharacteristic stroke from Younis, and West Indies have a breakthrough against the run of play. He tried to slog that across the line, like he did in the last over. This time the ball bounced a little more than Younis would have liked, which meant he got a top edge which Leon Johnson took quite comfortably at midwicket. Chase deserved that. Younis was reprieved twice, but isn't lucky a third time today. 107/3
View wickets D Bishoo 21 3 77 4 3.66 86 7 1
54.5 to Sami Aslam, 46.7 mph, wicket immediately after tea, and that should give West Indies a massive fillip. Sami Aslam can't convert yet another start to a century and coach Micky Arthur is livid. Coming back to the delivery, he tries to play the reverse sweep again as there was no point, played too early as the ball gripped, spun back in and lobbed off the glove to Jason Holder at slip. 150/4
72.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, 51.3 mph, once again he attempts the reverse sweep, but this time the ball drifted in to beat him on the stroke and deflected off the wrist band on the forearm to the wicketkeeper. Third umpire had a long, hard look at that and concluded that the ball may have hit the top part of the glove before hitting the wrist band. Once again there was no conclusive evidence to suggest the ball hit the glove. Surely the decision wouldn't have been the same had Misbah been given not out. Was lucky earlier, but not this time. 230/5
76.5 to Mohammad Nawaz, 52.7 mph, superbly bowled! Saw the ball give him the charge and shortened his length. Nawaz looked to adjust but the ball skidded straight on to beat the outside edge as Dowrich did the rest. Gathered the ball cleanly and then whipped the bails off in a single motion, with the batsman not even in the frame. 242/6
80.1 to Wahab Riaz, 51.4 mph, the straighter one has done the trick. Quicker through the air, the ball drifted back in to beat that forward prod. Would have hit middle of middle. Five wickets in the session for West Indies and Bishoo's evening continues to get better. 248/8
  West Indies 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
KC Brathwaite not out 142 495 318 11 0 44.65
View dismissal LR Johnson lbw b Wahab Riaz 1 16 11 0 0 9.09
3.2 87.9 mph, kept bowling it away, and then brought this one back in to beat Johnson's tentative prod. The inswinger has done the trick and that would have crashed into the stumps. Johnson doesn't appeal and it's a good decision. He asked his partner if it was worth going upstairs, but walked off immediately after seeing his partner nod against it. 6/1
View dismissal DM Bravo c Mohammad Amir b Zulfiqar Babar 11 37 29 2 0 37.93
11.3 51.6 mph, what a way to take your first catch in Test cricket. Bravo, clearly frustrated after being tied down by truckloads of bouncers, looks to go over mid-off. He was completely deceived in flight and ended up slicing it towards cover. Amir, slightly slow to react, now has to run backwards, which he does, and just as the ball looks like swirling away, he throws himself full length forward and takes the catch. He was airborne when the ball lodged in his palms but ensured the ball didn't bobble out as he hit the turf. Credit to Amir, but excellent from Babar too, to deceive the batsman in flight. The timing of the leap was the key. 32/2
View dismissal MN Samuels lbw b Yasir Shah 0 12 10 0 0 0.00
14.4 54.2 mph, quicker, straighter and Samuels is a dead duck. This one drifted in to beat his tentative forward push. He got a long stride in but the bat was shielded by the front pad. There wasn't any turn on this, and would have gone on to his middle stump. Samuels' horror series continues. Umpire Reiffel gets it spot on 38/3
View dismissal J Blackwood c Asad Shafiq b Mohammad Amir 23 32 23 4 0 100.00
22.6 85.5 mph, great line, superb length and gone! Blackwood plays away from the body, this wasn't there for the drive, but he fell into the trap and sliced it straight to gully. Not sure if the decision to shorten the length was intentional, but he pitched it exactly in the spot which causes all those doubts. The left hand came off his grip when he made contact. Realised fraction of a second late that the length wasn't on for him to drive 68/4
View dismissal RL Chase c Younis Khan b Mohammad Amir 50 103 89 6 1 56.17
48.3 87.0 mph, lapse in concentration has cost Chase. Amir changed his line of attack and came back from over the wicket. Floated it full and across Chase, who went after that one. He was clearly beaten for pace this time as the thick edge flew to Younis, who took a low catch diving to his right. 151/5
View dismissal SO Dowrich b Wahab Riaz 47 104 90 5 1 52.22
73.6 84.3 mph, wicket for Pakistan against the run of play. Soft dismissal and Dowrich doesn't want to leave. Length ball outside off, he plays away from the body with an angled bat and ends up chopping it back onto the stumps. That should give Pakistan a boost just before stumps. 234/6
View dismissal JO Holder* b Mohammad Amir 16 38 30 3 0 53.33
82.4 86.0 mph, the revenge has been had! Amir goes from around the wicket, and change of angle has brought about a misjudgment in line from Holder. This one angles back in from outside off to cannon into the stumps after Holder shoulders arms. You just started to feel Pakistan were looking a little edgy, but this wicket should give them a boost. 263/7
View dismissal D Bishoo c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 27 120 85 2 0 31.76
109.5 88.4 mph, the edge has been drawn finally. This one was bowled full but it was the line that did the trick. Drew him forward, as the ball deviated off the seam to take the nick through to Sarfraz. A frustrating partnership for Pakistan has been broken. 323/8
View dismissal AS Joseph c Yasir Shah b Wahab Riaz 6 19 10 1 0 60.00
113.3 84.6 mph, catching practice to Yasir at cover. This is bowled full outside off, he goes for a big booming drive on the up over cover, ends up hitting it straight to the man there. Will Brathwaite up the scoring now? Provided Gabriel lasts three deliveries. 333/9
View dismissal ST Gabriel c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 0 12 7 0 0 0.00
115.4 83.6 mph, five wickets for Wahab and the decision to take the single earlier in the over has cost West Indies. He pokes at a length delivery outside off without any conviction. There's a nick, a definite sound as ball passed bat too, and Sarfraz takes a regulation catch. 337/10
Extras (lb 6, nb 8) 14
  Total (all out; 115.4 overs) 337 (2.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Amir 25 5 71 3 2.84 120 9 0 (5nb)
22.6 to Blackwood, 85.5 mph, great line, superb length and gone! Blackwood plays away from the body, this wasn't there for the drive, but he fell into the trap and sliced it straight to gully. Not sure if the decision to shorten the length was intentional, but he pitched it exactly in the spot which causes all those doubts. The left hand came off his grip when he made contact. Realised fraction of a second late that the length wasn't on for him to drive 68/4
48.3 to Chase, 87.0 mph, lapse in concentration has cost Chase. Amir changed his line of attack and came back from over the wicket. Floated it full and across Chase, who went after that one. He was clearly beaten for pace this time as the thick edge flew to Younis, who took a low catch diving to his right. 151/5
82.4 to Holder, 86.0 mph, the revenge has been had! Amir goes from around the wicket, and change of angle has brought about a misjudgment in line from Holder. This one angles back in from outside off to cannon into the stumps after Holder shoulders arms. You just started to feel Pakistan were looking a little edgy, but this wicket should give them a boost. 263/7
View wickets Wahab Riaz 26.4 1 88 5 3.30 111 10 0 (3nb)
3.2 to Johnson, 87.9 mph, kept bowling it away, and then brought this one back in to beat Johnson's tentative prod. The inswinger has done the trick and that would have crashed into the stumps. Johnson doesn't appeal and it's a good decision. He asked his partner if it was worth going upstairs, but walked off immediately after seeing his partner nod against it. 6/1
73.6 to Dowrich, 84.3 mph, wicket for Pakistan against the run of play. Soft dismissal and Dowrich doesn't want to leave. Length ball outside off, he plays away from the body with an angled bat and ends up chopping it back onto the stumps. That should give Pakistan a boost just before stumps. 234/6
109.5 to Bishoo, 88.4 mph, the edge has been drawn finally. This one was bowled full but it was the line that did the trick. Drew him forward, as the ball deviated off the seam to take the nick through to Sarfraz. A frustrating partnership for Pakistan has been broken. 323/8
113.3 to Joseph, 84.6 mph, catching practice to Yasir at cover. This is bowled full outside off, he goes for a big booming drive on the up over cover, ends up hitting it straight to the man there. Will Brathwaite up the scoring now? Provided Gabriel lasts three deliveries. 333/9
115.4 to Gabriel, 83.6 mph, five wickets for Wahab and the decision to take the single earlier in the over has cost West Indies. He pokes at a length delivery outside off without any conviction. There's a nick, a definite sound as ball passed bat too, and Sarfraz takes a regulation catch. 337/10
View wicket Yasir Shah 26 2 80 1 3.07 112 9 1
14.4 to Samuels, 54.2 mph, quicker, straighter and Samuels is a dead duck. This one drifted in to beat his tentative forward push. He got a long stride in but the bat was shielded by the front pad. There wasn't any turn on this, and would have gone on to his middle stump. Samuels' horror series continues. Umpire Reiffel gets it spot on 38/3
View wicket Zulfiqar Babar 21 3 56 1 2.66 91 4 1
11.3 to Bravo, 51.6 mph, what a way to take your first catch in Test cricket. Bravo, clearly frustrated after being tied down by truckloads of bouncers, looks to go over mid-off. He was completely deceived in flight and ended up slicing it towards cover. Amir, slightly slow to react, now has to run backwards, which he does, and just as the ball looks like swirling away, he throws himself full length forward and takes the catch. He was airborne when the ball lodged in his palms but ensured the ball didn't bobble out as he hit the turf. Credit to Amir, but excellent from Babar too, to deceive the batsman in flight. The timing of the leap was the key. 32/2
  Mohammad Nawaz (3) 11 2 20 0 1.81 53 2 0
  Azhar Ali 6 0 16 0 2.66 21 0 0
  Pakistan 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sami Aslam c Joseph b Holder 17 70 42 1 0 40.47
14.1 82.8 mph, bounced him out! That is a pacy short ball. Aslam went for the hook but the ball got big on him and ended up getting a top edge towards fine leg where Alzarri Joseph ran around 10 metres to his left and then hung on to the catch as it was dying on him. Credit to Holder for the effort ball. 37/1
View dismissal Azhar Ali c Bravo b Bishoo 91 348 234 6 1 38.88
76.5 44.6 mph, and the catching practice for first slip continues. Bishoo must be wondering what he has done to deserve such gifts. Azhar shapes up to paddle-sweep, and then gives up the shot, perhaps because the ball is a touch too wide. That can be understood, but after that - just like Sarfraz - he opens the face to guide a half-volley to the waiting Bravo at first slip. After all the hard work, what a way to go. West Indies can sniff the win now. Azhar is distraught. He knows he has thrown it away. Bravo consoles him as he goes 189/7
View dismissal Asad Shafiq c Bravo b Holder 0 12 8 0 0 0.00
16.6 82.6 mph, bounced out, again! Asad Shafiq gets a pair. This is a short ball aimed at the body, Shafiq, who is frozen on the front foot, can't get out of the way and simply tries to fend with hard hands as the ball lobs straight to gully. This is an inspired spell. Pakistan are in trouble. 41/2
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Dowrich b Holder 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
18.5 81.6 mph, he's been strangled down leg side. Younis asks his partner and then walks away. He was overbalanced as the length ball veered back in to take a faint tickle through to Dowrich who took an excellent catch moving low to his left. Pakistan in real trouble now. Jason Holder on fire! 41/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Bishoo b Chase 4 11 6 1 0 66.66
21.1 53.5 mph, they're committing hara-kiri or what? This was a long hop and Misbah has pulled it to the lone man at deep backward square leg. It was short and sitting up for him to pull it wherever he pleased, Misbah rocked back and found the hands of Bishoo, who moved low to his right to complete the catch. Misbah can't believe what he's just done. Chase can't believe his luck. He has a wry smile on his face. What is happening in Sharjah? 48/4
View dismissal Sarfraz Ahmed c Bravo b Bishoo 42 152 90 4 0 46.66
54.2 47.2 mph, there's the breakthrough and it's a tame end to a promising knock. This was tossed up but spinning away, Sarfraz was looking to steer it to short third man perhaps and ended up guiding it to Darren Bravo at slip. Big moment in the match. 134/5
View dismissal Mohammad Nawaz (3) c Johnson b Bishoo 19 79 63 2 0 30.15
72.4 45.1 mph, Bishoo breaks through. Uses the rough outside the left-hand batsman's off. Lands this length ball perfectly. Not too full, not short. Nawaz has to reach out in forward defence, the ball turns back in, takes the inside edge onto the pad and then through for a sharp one-handed catch at short leg. Johnson, who doesn't stay low at short leg, does stick out the left hand to pouch this 175/6
View dismissal Mohammad Amir run out (Chase/Holder) 8 30 23 0 0 34.78
78.6 from Bishoo, Hilarious action but for Pakistan it can be tragic-comic. First of all Amir has taken long-on on when trying to save a Test. Roston Chase puts in a sensational effort at long-on. It is high, to his right, he takes it one-handed, but as he is coming down he realises he will hit the rope. Before he touches the rope he lets the ball go, back into the field of play. And now the comedy starts. Amir, who has been admiring his shot, now starts running. He is going to be caught short anyway, but for good effect he loses his bat too. And the throw from Chase is perfect, right beside the stumps. Holder collects it, and gets the run-out. Amir had actually begun to walk to Wahab to knock gloves after what he clearly thought was a six. And then he got the shock and began to run 192/8
View dismissal Wahab Riaz c Johnson b Holder 1 18 8 0 0 12.50
79.4 80.2 mph, what a catch. That is a stunner. They have entered that zone you can do no wrong. This is nicely tucked away off the hip, but Johnson has pouched it nicely at short leg. This is no edge, mind. There is no pad on the way to slow the ball down. Johnson, though, gets up with the ball, and gets this around his armpit. Holder's best figures 193/9
View dismissal Yasir Shah lbw b Holder 0 15 5 0 0 0.00
81.3 84.7 mph, Holder's five-for? Yasir has received this, though. Height is the only question. Short of a length, seams back in to beat the inside edge. Yasir is outside the crease when he is hit, but the ball has hit him on the knee roll. Technology shows the ball is not missing the stumps so that confirms a maiden five-wicket haul for captain Holder. He might have just set up his maiden win as Test captain 208/10
Zulfiqar Babar not out 15 8 7 1 1 214.28
Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 6, nb 2) 11
  Total (all out; 81.3 overs) 208 (2.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  ST Gabriel 15 1 36 0 2.40 68 3 0 (2nb, 1w)
  AS Joseph 14 3 41 0 2.92 62 4 0 (1w)
View wickets JO Holder 17.3 5 30 5 1.71 87 2 0
14.1 to Sami Aslam, 82.8 mph, bounced him out! That is a pacy short ball. Aslam went for the hook but the ball got big on him and ended up getting a top edge towards fine leg where Alzarri Joseph ran around 10 metres to his left and then hung on to the catch as it was dying on him. Credit to Holder for the effort ball. 37/1
16.6 to Asad Shafiq, 82.6 mph, bounced out, again! Asad Shafiq gets a pair. This is a short ball aimed at the body, Shafiq, who is frozen on the front foot, can't get out of the way and simply tries to fend with hard hands as the ball lobs straight to gully. This is an inspired spell. Pakistan are in trouble. 41/2
18.5 to Younis Khan, 81.6 mph, he's been strangled down leg side. Younis asks his partner and then walks away. He was overbalanced as the length ball veered back in to take a faint tickle through to Dowrich who took an excellent catch moving low to his left. Pakistan in real trouble now. Jason Holder on fire! 41/3
79.4 to Wahab Riaz, 80.2 mph, what a catch. That is a stunner. They have entered that zone you can do no wrong. This is nicely tucked away off the hip, but Johnson has pouched it nicely at short leg. This is no edge, mind. There is no pad on the way to slow the ball down. Johnson, though, gets up with the ball, and gets this around his armpit. Holder's best figures 193/9
81.3 to Yasir Shah, 84.7 mph, Holder's five-for? Yasir has received this, though. Height is the only question. Short of a length, seams back in to beat the inside edge. Yasir is outside the crease when he is hit, but the ball has hit him on the knee roll. Technology shows the ball is not missing the stumps so that confirms a maiden five-wicket haul for captain Holder. He might have just set up his maiden win as Test captain 208/10
  KC Brathwaite 1 0 5 0 5.00 2 0 0
View wicket RL Chase 15 1 47 1 3.13 62 4 1
21.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, 53.5 mph, they're committing hara-kiri or what? This was a long hop and Misbah has pulled it to the lone man at deep backward square leg. It was short and sitting up for him to pull it wherever he pleased, Misbah rocked back and found the hands of Bishoo, who moved low to his right to complete the catch. Misbah can't believe what he's just done. Chase can't believe his luck. He has a wry smile on his face. What is happening in Sharjah? 48/4
View wickets D Bishoo 19 2 46 3 2.42 82 2 1
54.2 to Sarfraz Ahmed, 47.2 mph, there's the breakthrough and it's a tame end to a promising knock. This was tossed up but spinning away, Sarfraz was looking to steer it to short third man perhaps and ended up guiding it to Darren Bravo at slip. Big moment in the match. 134/5
72.4 to Mohammad Nawaz, 45.1 mph, Bishoo breaks through. Uses the rough outside the left-hand batsman's off. Lands this length ball perfectly. Not too full, not short. Nawaz has to reach out in forward defence, the ball turns back in, takes the inside edge onto the pad and then through for a sharp one-handed catch at short leg. Johnson, who doesn't stay low at short leg, does stick out the left hand to pouch this 175/6
76.5 to Azhar Ali, 44.6 mph, and the catching practice for first slip continues. Bishoo must be wondering what he has done to deserve such gifts. Azhar shapes up to paddle-sweep, and then gives up the shot, perhaps because the ball is a touch too wide. That can be understood, but after that - just like Sarfraz - he opens the face to guide a half-volley to the waiting Bravo at first slip. After all the hard work, what a way to go. West Indies can sniff the win now. Azhar is distraught. He knows he has thrown it away. Bravo consoles him as he goes 189/7
  West Indies 2nd innings (target: 153 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
KC Brathwaite not out 60 201 109 6 0 55.04
View dismissal LR Johnson lbw b Yasir Shah 12 39 22 2 0 54.54
7.3 50.5 mph, Yasir has a wicket in his first over. Pakistan manage a smile. This is a short ball, but seems like a flipper. Johnson looks to pull, but is done in by the one that slides and stays low to hit his back bad right in front 29/1
View dismissal DM Bravo c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 3 11 9 0 0 33.33
9.5 50.4 mph, beautiful spin bowling. After four straight legbreaks, he tosses one up around off. Bravo is playing off muscle memory and looking to close the face as he has been doing. This one is slower than the previous few deliveries, and then doesn't turn as much as Bravo expects it to. The outside edge is neatly taken by the Sarf 35/2
View dismissal MN Samuels c Zulfiqar Babar b Yasir Shah 10 32 25 1 0 40.00
19.1 54.1 mph, is there another twist? Another failure for Samuels, who has been deceived in flight. He gives the charge and looks to loft him over long-off, but didn't get underneath the flight and ended up skewing it to Babar, who made no mistake there. 57/3
View dismissal J Blackwood b Wahab Riaz 4 10 6 1 0 66.66
20.6 86.2 mph, goes through his defenses and West Indies slide further. Kept pushing him back with sheer pace and finally has his man. The back of length delivery keeps coming back in from wide of the crease, Blackwood plays across the line towards midwicket and is beaten as the ball crashes into the stumps. The angle did the trick for Wahab. Blackwood's bat came down from gully and he missed it from the inside. Dejection in the West Indies camp. 63/4
View dismissal RL Chase c Mohammad Nawaz b Wahab Riaz 2 7 6 0 0 33.33
22.4 89.9 mph, whips that straight to midwicket. Wahab magic to the fore again and the smile in the Pakistan camp tells you the story. Incoming length ball from around the stumps, Chase trusts his instincts and looks to go over midwicket but hits it flat to Nawaz, who times his jump well to take that catch. 67/5
SO Dowrich not out 60 101 87 7 1 68.96
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
  Total (5 wickets; 43.5 overs) 154 (3.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Mohammad Amir 9.5 0 43 0 4.37 42 6 0 (1nb)
View wickets Wahab Riaz 12 0 46 2 3.83 47 5 0
20.6 to Blackwood, 86.2 mph, goes through his defenses and West Indies slide further. Kept pushing him back with sheer pace and finally has his man. The back of length delivery keeps coming back in from wide of the crease, Blackwood plays across the line towards midwicket and is beaten as the ball crashes into the stumps. The angle did the trick for Wahab. Blackwood's bat came down from gully and he missed it from the inside. Dejection in the West Indies camp. 63/4
22.4 to Chase, 89.9 mph, whips that straight to midwicket. Wahab magic to the fore again and the smile in the Pakistan camp tells you the story. Incoming length ball from around the stumps, Chase trusts his instincts and looks to go over midwicket but hits it flat to Nawaz, who times his jump well to take that catch. 67/5
View wickets Yasir Shah 15 4 40 3 2.66 73 4 1
7.3 to Johnson, 50.5 mph, Yasir has a wicket in his first over. Pakistan manage a smile. This is a short ball, but seems like a flipper. Johnson looks to pull, but is done in by the one that slides and stays low to hit his back bad right in front 29/1
9.5 to Bravo, 50.4 mph, beautiful spin bowling. After four straight legbreaks, he tosses one up around off. Bravo is playing off muscle memory and looking to close the face as he has been doing. This one is slower than the previous few deliveries, and then doesn't turn as much as Bravo expects it to. The outside edge is neatly taken by the Sarf 35/2
19.1 to Samuels, 54.1 mph, is there another twist? Another failure for Samuels, who has been deceived in flight. He gives the charge and looks to loft him over long-off, but didn't get underneath the flight and ended up skewing it to Babar, who made no mistake there. 57/3
  Zulfiqar Babar 3 1 3 0 1.00 15 0 0
  Mohammad Nawaz (3) 4 0 20 0 5.00 15 2 0

Match details


Toss - Pakistan
Series - Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-1
Player of the match - KC Brathwaite (West Indies)
Player of the series - Yasir Shah (Pakistan)
Umpires - MA Gough (England) and PR Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire - RK Illingworth (England)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan)
Close of play
  • Sun, 30 Oct - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 255/8 (Yasir Shah 1*, Mohammad Amir 6*, 83 ov)
  • Mon, 31 Oct - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 244/6 (KC Brathwaite 95*, JO Holder 6*, 78 ov)
  • Tue, 1 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 87/4 (Azhar Ali 45*, Sarfraz Ahmed 19*, 39 ov)
  • Wed, 2 Nov - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 114/5 (KC Brathwaite 44*, SO Dowrich 36*, 36 ov)
  • Thu, 3 Nov - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 154/5 (43.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Pakistan 1st innings
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 44/2 in 12.0 overs (Sami Aslam 23, Younis Khan 16)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 14.6 overs (92 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (Sami Aslam 23, Younis Khan 24, Ex 5)
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 81/2 in 27.0 overs (Sami Aslam 37, Younis Khan 39)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 34.1 overs (207 balls), Extras 6
    • Sami Aslam: 50 off 111 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 203 balls (Sami Aslam 49, Younis Khan 45, Ex 6)
    • Younis Khan: 50 off 97 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 111/3 in 42.0 overs (Sami Aslam 50, Misbah-ul-Haq 3)
    • Over 42.4: Review by West Indies (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - Misbah-ul-Haq (Struck down)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 148/3 in 54.0 overs (Sami Aslam 72, Misbah-ul-Haq 18)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 54.3 overs (330 balls), Extras 7
    • Over 57.4: Review by West Indies (Bowling), Umpire - MA Gough, Batsman - Sarfraz Ahmed (Struck down)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 67.5 overs (410 balls), Extras 8
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 25, Sarfraz Ahmed 24, Ex 1)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 117 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 230/4 in 72.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 53, Sarfraz Ahmed 43)
    • Over 72.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - Misbah-ul-Haq (Struck down)
    • Over 77.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batsman - Sarfraz Ahmed (Upheld)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed: 50 off 52 balls (5 x 4)
    • Reviews remaining after 80 overs : Pakistan 1 (1 successful, 1 unsuccessful); West Indies 0 (1 successful, 2 unsuccessful)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 81.2 overs (492 balls), Extras 9
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 81.5 overs (495 balls), Extras 9
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 255/8 in 83.0 overs (Yasir Shah 1, Mohammad Amir 6)
    • New ball taken at 83.1 overs
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 281/10 in 90.5 overs (Zulfiqar Babar 1)
    • West Indies 1st innings
    • Over 14.4: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - MN Samuels (Struck down)
    • Lunch: West Indies - 38/3 in 16.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 21, J Blackwood 0)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: West Indies - 94/4 in 32.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 39, RL Chase 14)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 34.6 overs (212 balls), Extras 7
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 104 balls (KC Brathwaite 21, RL Chase 28, Ex 2)
    • KC Brathwaite: 50 off 109 balls (6 x 4)
    • Tea: West Indies - 141/4 in 46.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 55, RL Chase 43)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 47.5 overs (290 balls), Extras 9
    • RL Chase: 50 off 86 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 191/5 in 62.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 77, SO Dowrich 18)
    • West Indies: 200 runs in 65.5 overs (400 balls), Extras 11
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (KC Brathwaite 23, SO Dowrich 26, Ex 2)
    • End Of Day: West Indies - 244/6 in 78.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 95, JO Holder 6)
    • West Indies: 250 runs in 78.5 overs (478 balls), Extras 11
    • KC Brathwaite: 100 off 211 balls (11 x 4)
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Reviews used before 80th over: West Indies 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful); Pakistan 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 288/7 in 92.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 115, D Bishoo 14)
    • Over 95.6: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batsman - D Bishoo (Upheld)
    • West Indies: 300 runs in 96.3 overs (584 balls), Extras 11
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 135 balls (KC Brathwaite 26, D Bishoo 22, Ex 3)
    • Lunch: West Indies - 314/7 in 105.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 130, D Bishoo 22)
    • Innings Break: West Indies - 337/10 in 115.4 overs (KC Brathwaite 142)
    • Over 115.4: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batsman - ST Gabriel (Struck down)
    • Pakistan 2nd innings
    • Over 4.2: Review by West Indies (Bowling), Umpire - MA Gough, Batsman - Sami Aslam (Struck down)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 32/0 in 10.0 overs (Sami Aslam 15, Azhar Ali 16)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 23.5 overs (144 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 59/4 in 27.0 overs (Azhar Ali 30, Sarfraz Ahmed 7)
    • Bad Light: Pakistan - 87/4 in 39.0 overs (Azhar Ali 45, Sarfraz Ahmed 19)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 87/4 in 39.0 overs (Azhar Ali 45, Sarfraz Ahmed 19)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 121 balls (Azhar Ali 19, Sarfraz Ahmed 30, Ex 1)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 41.6 overs (254 balls), Extras 2
    • Azhar Ali: 50 off 139 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 126/4 in 52.0 overs (Azhar Ali 64, Sarfraz Ahmed 39)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 63.4 overs (384 balls), Extras 5
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 159/5 in 66.0 overs (Azhar Ali 80, Mohammad Nawaz (3) 11)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 192/8 in 79.0 overs (Wahab Riaz 1)
    • Over 79.1: Review by West Indies (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - Yasir Shah (Struck down)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 80.5 overs (487 balls), Extras 11
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 208/10 in 81.3 overs (Zulfiqar Babar 15)
    • Over 81.3: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - Yasir Shah (Struck down)
    • West Indies 2nd innings
    • Tea: West Indies - 23/0 in 6.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 10, LR Johnson 12)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 16.5 overs (102 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: West Indies - 67/5 in 22.4 overs (KC Brathwaite 35)
    • Over 24.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - MA Gough, Batsman - KC Brathwaite (Struck down)
    • Over 31.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - SO Dowrich (Struck down)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 33.4 overs (203 balls), Extras 1
    • Bad Light: West Indies - 114/5 in 36.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 44, SO Dowrich 36)
    • End Of Day: West Indies - 114/5 in 36.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 44, SO Dowrich 36)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (KC Brathwaite 13, SO Dowrich 36, Ex 2)
    • KC Brathwaite: 50 off 93 balls (5 x 4)
    • SO Dowrich: 50 off 81 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 43.2 overs (261 balls), Extras 3
 
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