Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.1 Amir strikes. The around-the-wicket angle brings the first breakthrough. Good length and straightens a bit outside off, but this was a poor shot from Kraigg, one that coaches despise. Loosely drives away from the body and drags it onto the stumps off a thick inside edge 27/1
    25.4 Key, key strike from Amir! Johnson has been given out lbw, he calls for the review. Back of a length incutter, 126.6ks, swerves in on middle, beats the inside edge and pings the front pad above the knee-roll as the left-hander plays down the wrong line. It just has to clip the stumps for Pakistan. Forget clipping, it's hitting middle and leg, according to HawkEye. Ump Illingworth's on-field call is upheld by TV ump Gough. On Saturday, Bravo fell in the last half hour. Tonight, Johnson falls. Impressive knock nevertheless 87/2
    94.6 What a catch Yasir! He flies to his left and grabs it with both hands, Bravo sinks to his knees, slumping over his bat. A picture of despair. The wristspinner has tilted it Pakistan's way. Tossed-up legbreak, ends just outside off from the rough. Bravo goes for the booming drive, does not meet the pitch. The bat twists in his hands as he just chips it to the left of the bowler off the inside half. And Yasir produces a sensational catch, like a goalkeeper diving to his left. He gets a standing ovation from his mates in the dressing room. Yasir applauds the departing batsman too. Pakistan three away from triumph 263/7
    31.1 What a start for Pakistan! Amir has Samuels nicking behind to the keeper. There's the spread-eagled celebration from the quick. These are Amir's best Test returns since his comeback. Cross-seamer. Good length and angled into Samuels from wide of the crease. Tactful use of the angle again. Samuels is neither forward nor back. Has a nervy prod outside off, in fact it was on a set of stumps outside off, and feathers it low to the keeper. Shin-high catch. Amir made Samuels play because of that angle. The percentage for Pakistan's win is going to rise... 95/3
    42.4 pushed through quicker, angled in, bounces, and thuds into the front pad above the knee-roll, on the flap. Not given. Back of a length delivery, and Blackwood was on his tippy toes, playing across the front pad. Misbah challenges the on-field decision. I think it was bouncing over. Pitching in line and striking him in front of middle and leg. Oh, the tracker shows it was hitting the top of leg stump. Pakistan's review is successful, and they are six away from victory 116/4
    70.6 Chase's attempted encore fails. Pakistan five away from victory. Misbah pumps his fist. Yasir lands it on the rough outside the leg stump. Chase looks to crash it away against the spin, wide of mid-on, again. This legbreak dips, and he does not get close enough to the pitch of this delivery. Yasir hits the leg stump, his first wicket of the innings in his 28th over 193/5
    71.2 Two wickets in three balls!This Test has turned quickly. Rams into the base of off stump. One hell of a yorker, straightens from around the wicket, 143ks. Dowrich is beaten for pace. Dowrich was camping back, probably expecting a short ball with short leg in position. First-ball duck for Dowrich 194/6
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    101.5 Umpire Illingworth's finger goes up. Drama in Dubai. Holder and Bishoo have a chat. Bishoo walks off then suddenly reviews. Illingworth says the 15-second time period has elapsed. It's too late. Good length and turns back in from outside off. Bishoo plays back and hit on the back pad in line with the stumps. Plumb. It was taking middle of middle 276/8
    104.2 Cummins is short of the crease, despite dishing out a full-length dive. Tossed full on middle, knocked gently to short mid-on. Cummins sets off, he needs to bring Holder back on strike. Holder hesitates, little mix-up. Misbah hunts the ball down, runs in to the stumps, and swipes the bails off. Pakistan one away from victory. Smart work from the captain 277/9
    108.6 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 289/10
    21 (b 5, lb 7, nb 4, w 5)
    289 all out (109 Overs, RR: 2.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (KC Brathwaite, 8.1 ov), 2-87 (LR Johnson, 25.4 ov), 3-95 (MN Samuels, 31.1 ov), 4-116 (J Blackwood, 42.4 ov), 5-193 (RL Chase, 70.6 ov), 6-194 (SO Dowrich, 71.2 ov), 7-263 (DM Bravo, 94.6 ov), 8-276 (D Bishoo, 101.5 ov), 9-277 (ML Cummins, 104.2 ov), 10-289 (ST Gabriel, 108.6 ov)
    Mohammad Amir23.056332.7310
    Sohail Khan10.012202.2000
    Yasir Shah41.0611322.7500
    Mohammad Nawaz(3)18.043221.7700
    Wahab Riaz17.014712.7604

Close of Play

  • Thu, 13 Oct - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 279/1 (Azhar Ali 146*, Asad Shafiq 33*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 14 Oct - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 69/1 (KC Brathwaite 32*, DM Bravo 14*, 22 ov)
  • Sat, 15 Oct - day 3 - West Indies 1st innings 315/6 (SO Dowrich 27*, JO Holder 10*, 109 ov)
  • Sun, 16 Oct - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 95/2 (DM Bravo 26*, MN Samuels 4*, 31 ov)
  • Mon, 17 Oct - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 289 (109 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

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.