• BATSMEN
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    54.5 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
    0.2 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 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
    37.1 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
    72.1 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
    79.5 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
    76.5 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 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
    12
    53
    32
    1
    0
    37.50
    90.5 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
    90.1 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
    not out
    1
    5
    2
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 4, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    281 all out (90.5 Overs, RR: 3.09)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Azhar Ali, 0.2 ov), 2-1 (Asad Shafiq, 0.4 ov), 3-107 (Younis Khan, 37.1 ov), 4-150 (Sami Aslam, 54.5 ov), 5-230 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 72.1 ov), 6-242 (Mohammad Nawaz(3), 76.5 ov), 7-248 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 79.5 ov), 8-248 (Wahab Riaz, 80.1 ov), 9-280 (Mohammad Amir, 90.1 ov), 10-281 (Yasir Shah, 90.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ST Gabriel2116733.1902
    AS Joseph16.555723.3812
    JO Holder1242902.4100
    RL Chase2054712.3500
    D Bishoo2137743.6600
  • BATSMEN
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    not out
    142
    495
    318
    11
    0
    44.65
    3.2 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
    11.3 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
    14.4 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
    22.6 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 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
    73.6 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
    82.4 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
    109.5 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 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 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
    14 (lb 6, nb 8)
    TOTAL
    337 all out (115.4 Overs, RR: 2.91)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (LR Johnson, 3.2 ov), 2-32 (DM Bravo, 11.3 ov), 3-38 (MN Samuels, 14.4 ov), 4-68 (J Blackwood, 22.6 ov), 5-151 (RL Chase, 48.3 ov), 6-234 (SO Dowrich, 73.6 ov), 7-263 (JO Holder, 82.4 ov), 8-323 (D Bishoo, 109.5 ov), 9-333 (AS Joseph, 113.3 ov), 10-337 (ST Gabriel, 115.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir2557132.8405
    Wahab Riaz26.418853.3003
    Yasir Shah2628013.0700
    Zulfiqar Babar2135612.6600
    Mohammad Nawaz(3)1122001.8100
    Azhar Ali601602.6600
  • BATSMEN
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    14.1 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
    76.5 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
    16.6 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 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
    21.1 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
    54.2 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 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
    78.6 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
    79.4 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 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
    not out
    15
    8
    7
    1
    1
    214.28
    Extras
    11 (b 2, lb 1, nb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    208 all out (81.3 Overs, RR: 2.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Sami Aslam, 14.1 ov), 2-41 (Asad Shafiq, 16.6 ov), 3-41 (Younis Khan, 18.5 ov), 4-48 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 21.1 ov), 5-134 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 54.2 ov), 6-175 (Mohammad Nawaz(3), 72.4 ov), 7-189 (Azhar Ali, 76.5 ov), 8-192 (Mohammad Amir, 78.6 ov), 9-193 (Wahab Riaz, 79.4 ov), 10-208 (Yasir Shah, 81.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ST Gabriel1513602.4012
    AS Joseph1434102.9210
    JO Holder17.353051.7100
    KC Brathwaite10505.0000
    RL Chase1514713.1300
    D Bishoo1924632.4200
  • BATSMEN
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    60
    201
    109
    6
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    55.04
    7.3 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 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 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
    20.6 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 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
    not out
    60
    101
    87
    7
    1
    68.96
    Extras
    3 (lb 2, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    154/5 (43.5 Overs, RR: 3.51)
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (LR Johnson, 7.3 ov), 2-35 (DM Bravo, 9.5 ov), 3-57 (MN Samuels, 19.1 ov), 4-63 (J Blackwood, 20.6 ov), 5-67 (RL Chase, 22.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir9.504304.3701
    Wahab Riaz1204623.8300
    Yasir Shah1544032.6600
    Zulfiqar Babar31301.0000
    Mohammad Nawaz(3)402005.0000

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-15.50; Close: 17:20

Match days

30,31 October, 1,2,3 November 2016 (5-day match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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

New record

1

No. of openers to remain not out in both inning of a Test - Brathwaite in this match is the first to achieve this.

Rare away win

3

No. of Tests won by West Indies away from home since 2000, excluding B'desh and Zim, including this win. In 76 Tests since then, they lost 56 of them.

Brathwaite's match

2004

Last time a WI opener scored a century and a fifty in an away Test, excluding B'desh and Zim - Gayle in Centurion. Brathwaite has done it in this match.

Can WI pull a win?

0

No. of times West Indies have failed to chase targets of less than 200 in Tests, before this - won 51 and drawn 6.

Holder's best

3/15

Previous best figures for Holder in Tests, against Eng in Bridgetown in 2015. He has taken more than 3 wkts in this inns; first time in 20 Tests.

2 PAIRS in a YEAR

2

No of top-order batsman (1 to 6) to bag 2 pairs in a year before Asad Shafiq.The previous 2 were: Mohinder Amarnath in 1983 and Mark Waugh in 1992.

Batting through

5

No. of WI batsmen to carry their bat in a Test inns, including Brathwaite. The last was Gayle at Adelaide in 2008-09. Worrell, Hunte and Haynes (3) being others.

Finally a lead

13

No. of consecutive Tests where WI had conceded a first-inns lead (when they batted second), before this. They have taken a lead this time.

Big one this time

5

No. of 50s for Brathwaite without converting it into a century, before this knock. Prior to that he had converted 4 of 6 50s into 100s from June 2014 to April 2015.

Samuels' ducks

10

No. of ducks for Samuels in Tests since 2011 - the second-most by any top-order batsman (No. 1 to 7). Only Ross Taylor (12) has more ducks.

Four fifties, less total

1

No. of team totals lower than Pakistan's 281 to have four individual fifty-plus scores. NZ had made 275 with help of four 50s v Pak in Hamilton in 2010-11.

Long time ago

1990

Last time Pakistan failed to score 300-plus in the first inns of a Test against West Indies in UAE or at home. They could manage only 281 in this inns.

Searching for maiden 100

5

Fifties in 12 Test innings for Sami Aslam. He hasn't scored a century yet, though - his highest is 90

First-over crisis

2006

The last time Pakistan lost more than one wicket in the 1st over of a Test; they were 0 for 3 v Ind in Karachi, but won the game by 341 runs