Third Test Match

Pakistan v West Indies

West Indies won by an innings and 156 runs after an eventful match, this being Pakistan's first Test defeat at home.

West Indies again started unpromisingly, but this time their recovery was complete and massive. Rohan Kanhai and Sobers, who was dropped first ball, shared an attractive stand of 162, and Kanhai went on to dominate the innings. He batted in all seven hours for his 217 and hit thirty-two 4's.

Pakistan had the worst of the conditions, for rain interfered in both their innings. They made a bright start, but Aijaz Butt retired after being struck by a bumper from Hall. Taking advantage of conditions, Hall brought the innings to an abrupt end on the third morning when his five wickets included a hat-trick, Mushtaq Mohammad, Fazal Mahmood and Nasim-ul-Ghani falling to successive deliveries.

Pakistan followed on 260 behind, and on a sticky pitch broke down against spin bowling. Mushtaq Mohammad, who made his debut for Pakistan at the age of 14 years and 125 days, became the youngest cricketer to play in a Test match.

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