Azhar Ali (second from right) oicked up the wicket of Shai Hope off the last ball before tea on Day Three © AFP
Azhar Ali (second from right) picked up the wicket of Shai Hope off the last ball before tea on Day Three © AFP

West Indies have lost half their side for 218 at stumps on Day Three of the third Test against Pakistan at Roseau, Dominica. West Indies still trail Pakistan by 158 runs. Roston Chase, who top-scored with 60, had to retire hurt after being hit on the arm. Only 204 runs were scored from 89 overs on Day Four. The wicket is a tad slower and batting has gotten more and more difficult as the days have passed by. Rain has not interrupted play ever since Day One, which is a terrific sign. Let us now take a look at some of the highlights from the third day’s play: FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 3rd Test at  Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica

Yasir Shah’s triple strike: The openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell put on 43 for the first wicket. But Yasir Shah, who has been in good form throughout the series, broke the partnership by getting rid of Powell for 31. Shimron Hetmyer tried to be positive but his innings too was brought to an end by Yasir after the batsman gloved one to the wicketkeeper. Brathwaite edged one to Sarfraz Ahmed off the final ball of the first session to give the leg-spinner three wickets in the first session of the day.

Shai Hope’s dismissal before tea: Just like Brathwaite was dismissed off the final ball before lunch, Hope, who had played well for his 29, hit the final ball before tea to Misbah-ul-Haq at short cover to give Azhar Ali his first wicket. West Indies had scored 55 and lost just one wicket in that session. Incidentally, Brathwaite too fell for 29.

Roston Chase’s successful review: Chase was given out by the umpire on 22 after he thought that the batsman was caught at slip by Younis Khan. However, Chase immediately took the review. The ball brushed Chase’s pad and the sound that the umpire heard was of the bat hitting the ground. The third umpire saw that on the replay and the on-field umpire had to change his decision as a result.

Shai Hope-Roston Chase partnership: Hope and Chase almost batted out the entire second session. But Hope was dismissed off the final ball before tea. However, the pair added 55 runs for the fourth wicket, which left the Pakistan bowlers frustrated.

Roston Chase retires hurt after fifty: Chase took 113 deliveries to bring up his fifty. He batted sensibly throughout the innings and gave very little chance for the Pakistan bowlers to get him out. However, he had to walk off the field while he was batting on 60 after a Mohammad Aamer-bouncer hit him near the elbow. Shane Dowrich walked out to bat in his place.