Player of the Match
Player of the Match

109 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 289/10

  • ST Gabriel1 (11b)
  • Yasir Shah41-6-113-2
  • Mohammad Nawaz(3)18-4-32-2

10.45pm Phew! Who would have thought this Test would boil down into the last hour after Pakistan had racked up 579 for 3 dec. on the back of Azhar's triple-ton? Excellent fightback from West Indies, led by Bishoo's eight-wicket haul and Bravo's stellar marathon. Bravo faced 507 balls in the Test, and became the first centurion in the fourth innings in day-night Test cricket, but it wasn't enough. His wicket in the final session was the turning point. Yasir flew to his left from his followthrough like a goalkeeper and hung onto a stunning catch. That gave Pakistan the opening and they barged to victory.


Azhar Ali, Man of the Match: Finishing on the winning side is most important. When we play in different conditions we will know what the pink ball does. I really enjoyed batting here. Just played one ball at a time, and I tried to apply myself. Once I got a start, I wanted to make a big score. The wicket was very good. It was quite tough for the bowlers to get wickets.

Jason Holder, WI captain: It was a good fight, but still disappointed we didn't get over the line. Bishoo's spell and Bravo's knock were inspirational. Always confident. Definite signs of improvement. Always wanted two batsmen in the crease to give a good start. Unfortunately Marlon got out off the first ball, but we bat deep. Credit must also go to Pakistan. Bravo was outstanding. Very heartwarming to see how he played in the first innings and second innings. Yasir was very threatening off the rough.

Misbah, Pakistan captain: The way Pakistan team is playing, it's keeping the interest of people alive in Test cricket. Credit to West Indies, the way Bishoo bowled. Even in the first innings, they batted well. We got out cheaply second innings and got out to loose shots. Bravo was wonderful. Nobody knew how the pink ball was going to affect the game. Pitched played slowly first three days, but there was something for the spinners in the last two days. It started turning, and good bowlers like Yasir Shah get something out of the pitch. West Indians are a young team and they can give us a tough time. One session could cost us the game. Younis is good, fit, and practiced hard today. Sigh of relief.

Darren Bravo: Obviously disappointed. We got into position where we could have won the game. The way Bishoo put us in a winning position was tremendous. I actually wanted to take on Yasir. I wanted to put him under some pressure and take the game away from him. I think they deserved the win in the end. Being one of the senior batsmen in the team, I had to show responsibility. Disappointed in the manner in which it ended for us.

Thanks for your company and comments. Keep sending them in. This is Deivarayan Muthu and Chandan Duorah knocking off a Dubai pink-ball thriller from our bucket lists. Good night and cheers!

Usman Mughal: "What a test match! Full credit to west Indies for fighting hard. Amaizing test match"

Ali Imtinan: "This 400th test represented Pakistan cricket perfectly. Brilliance in that 300, unpredictability in that low score and finally determination to pick those last few wickets. "

Yasir Shah to Holder, OUT, Pakistan win their 400th Test in the last hour. They wrap up WI with two run-outs. Glum faces in the WI change room. Gabriel dives full-stretch but is well short. The square-leg umpire raises his finger and signals the end of this gripping Test. Holder shakes his head. Pitched outside leg, quicker, flatter, the WI captain deflects to short fine leg and sprints off, for this is the last ball of the over. Gabriel can't make it in time. Azam, the debutant, collected the ball and threw to Sarfraz, who did the rest. Turns out to be the last ball of the match. Pakistan win the second ever day-night Test with 12 overs remaining
Yasir Shah to Holder, no run, back of a length on middle, goes back and slaps to mid-off, diving to his right
Yasir Shah to Holder, FOUR runs, pitches outside leg, goes low, and connects with the sweep. Places it to the left of short fine leg
Yasir Shah to Holder, no run, slower and down leg, Holder shapes to sweep, off the pad to short fine leg
Yasir Shah to Holder, no run, full on the leg stump, defended on the front foot
Yasir Shah to Holder, no run, tossed just outside leg, dead-batted

108 | (maiden) | WI: 285/9

  • ST Gabriel1 (11b)
  • JO Holder36 (121b)
  • Mohammad Nawaz(3)18-4-32-2
  • Yasir Shah40-6-109-2

Mubeen: "Thank God, There will be no issue of light today. :)"

Mohammad Nawaz to Gabriel, no run, slightly shorter on off, allows him to block on the back foot
Mohammad Nawaz to Gabriel, no run, jumps and turns outside off past the nervy push of Gabriel
Mohammad Nawaz to Gabriel, no run, full on middle, defended on the front foot

Subcontinent high


Previous most overs played by West Indies in the 4th inns of a Test, at Eden Gardens in 1978-79. They have batted more overs than that it in this inns.

After a long time


Last time a West Indies batsman scored century in the 4th inns of an away Test - Chanderpaul at Old Trafford. This is Bravo's first 4th inns century.

First double


No. of times Bravo had scored 50 or more in both inns of a Test, before this match. He scored 87 in the first inns and another fifty in this inns.

Bravo's game


Bravo's average in the 4th innings of Tests, before this match - his best in any innings.

Amir on a roll


No. of times Amir took more than 2 wickets in an innings since his return, before this inns. He has taken three wkts so far in this 4th inns.

At the top


No. of better bowling figures by a visiting bowler in Asia, than Bishoo's 8 for 49. The previous best was Klusener's 8 for 64 at Eden Gardens in 1996-97.

Quick to 100


No. of bowlers to reach 100 Test wickets in fewer matches than Yasir Shah's 17 - Lohmann got there in 16 Tests. Turner, Barnes and Grimmett also took 17 Tests.

Favours subcontinent


Bravo's average in Tests in Asia, before this match - his best in any continent. 4 of his 7 Test 100s have come in the subcontinent in 25 innings.

Samuels comes strong


Samuels' average in last 2 away tours - to SL & Aus - in 9 inns. His highest score was only 19 in those inns. He has got to a fifty in the first inns of this tour.



No. of Pakistan batsmen to score triple-centuries in Tests, including Azhar Ali. Hanif Mohammad (337), Inzamam (329) and Younis (313) are the others.