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Day 5

1040dThe Report by Sirish Raghavan

Pakistan overcome Bravo epic for thrilling win

Pakistan's bowlers held their nerve to seize a 56-run win over West Indies after an intense, attritional fifth day in Dubai, in which Darren Bravo led his side's plucky fight

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'Just wanted to bat out the day' - Bravo

West Indies batsman Darren Bravo says he was less focused on playing for a win or a draw and more driven to stay at the crease, believing either result was possible as long as he kept batting

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Had West Indies won

West Indies failed to chase down 346, but a few records would have been broken had they got there

Day 4

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Gave Bishoo 'eight soft wickets' - Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said his batsmen had given West Indies legspinner Devendra Bishoo "eight soft wickets" during their second-innings collapse on the fourth day of the day-night Test

Day 3

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Pakistan's late strikes overcome Bravo's resistance

Darren Bravo's resolute 87 and Marlon Samuels' attacking 76 led West Indies' resistance, but Pakistan's bowlers were able to maintain control and ultimately leave West Indies at 315 for 6 by stum

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Difficult to bowl with dew-affected pink ball - Wahab

Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz has said that bowling with the pink ball in the final session, with the dew coming into play, has been a challenge for the side in the ongoing Dubai Test against West Indies

Day 2

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Azhar's triple-century cements Pakistan's dominance

Confronted with bowling that was toothless at best and ragged at worst, Azhar Ali marched to 302 not out - his first Test triple-century - to anchor Pakistan's mammoth first innings total of 579

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'A monumental effort'

Pakistan players react to Azhar Ali's triple-century against West Indies in the day-night Test in Dubai

Day 1


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Give day-night Tests a chance - Holder

West Indies captain Jason Holder has said he is a fan of the concept of day-night Test cricket, urging players to give the format a chance on the eve of his team's maiden pink-ball Test

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Day-night Tests 'look like the future' - Misbah

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said day-night Tests are likely to be the future of cricket, just the way Twenty20s have gained popularity over ODIs in the last few years

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.