Day 5

Day 4

Day 3

1246dUmar Farooq in Sharjah

'My role is to defy the pitch' - Wahab

After taking 5 for 88 to keep West Indies' lead down to 56, Wahab Riaz said he was happy with his progress as a Test bowler despite his numbers not reflecting the effort he has often put in on unforgiving Asian pitches

Day 2

1247dUmar Farooq in Sharjah

Amir confident of regaining old form

Coming back from a rest, the 24-year-old fast bowler provided some of Pakistan's brightest spots in a tightly-fought Sharjah Test against West Indies

Day 1

1249dThe Report by Sirish Raghavan

Gabriel, Bishoo pin Pakistan down

A strong comeback in the final session has left West Indies in a good position against Pakistan in the third Test of the series in Sharjah

1248dUmar Farooq in Sharjah

'Ugly shot' ends another promising Aslam innings

Sami Aslam has been prolific at Under-19 and first-class level, but in his Test career so far has shown a puzzling tendency to make solid starts and fail to convert them to hundreds


1244dSirish Raghavan

Methodical Brathwaite lays down the marker

Kraigg Brathwaite has already shown he has the temperament to play long innings; in Sharjah, he did it under enormous pressure, and became the first opener ever to remain unbeaten through both innings of a Test match

1249dUmar Farooq in Sharjah

Misbah not taking dead rubber lightly

Pakistan have already won the series against West Indies but their captain Misbah-ul-Haq has all but said that there are no dead rubbers in Test cricket

First-over crisis


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

Searching for maiden 100


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

Long time ago


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.

Four fifties, less total


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.

Samuels' ducks


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.

Big one this time


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.

Finally a lead


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.

Batting through


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.



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.

Holder's best


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.

Can WI pull a win?


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

Brathwaite's match


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.

Rare away win


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.

New record


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