Pakistan A 261 and 122 for 3 (Manzoor 66*, Brown 3 for 41) lead West Indies A 357 (Brown 66) by 26 runs
Odean Brown, the Jamaica legspinner, gave West Indies A an opportunity to push for a win against Pakistan A with his all-round performance on the third day at Arnos Vale. Brown first ensured that a couple of quick wickets from seamer Yasir Arafat, who has played three Tests for Pakistan, didn't derail the West Indies A innings. Brown's highest first-class score in 51 innings prior to the match was 33, but he doubled that on Friday to help West Indies reach 357 in their first innings. He then took three wickets to put Pakistan under pressure, leaving them at 122 for 3 at stumps, just 26 ahead of the hosts. Khurram Manzoor, who scored a century in Pakistan A's first innings, was unbeaten on 66 and his captain Faisal Iqbal, who has played 26 Tests for Pakistan, was still at the wicket, batting on 33. The pair's role will be crucial in trying to save the match on Saturday, as West Indies will fancy their chances of running through Pakistan's lower-order after they took the visitors' last seven wickets for 60 runs in the first innings.