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  • 7:00 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 244/6; Roston Chase 95, Jason Holder 6: That’s it! Stumps. West Indies trail by 37 at the end of Day Two, with Brathwaite in the middle looking to reach the three-figure mark. On the other hand, Pakistan will look to bundle out the visitors in the first session, restricting them from taking a big lead.

  • 6:03 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 203/5; Roston Chase 81, Shane Dowrich 27: Another 50-run partnership for West Indies. Chase and Dowrich are playing at a steady pace, inching closer to Pakistan’s total.

  • 5:33 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 182/5; Roston Chase 72, Shane Dowrich 15: Roston departs after scoring a half-century. In fact, he looked set for a big one. On the other hand, Braithwaite is still going strong,with Shane Dowrich at the other end.

  • 4:39 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 142/4; Kraigg Brathwaite 55, Roston Chase 43: Mohammad Aamer is back for the final session. Brathwaite has already got his 12th half-century and now Chase is racing towards his half-century as well. West Indies were waiting for a healthy partnership and these two batsmen can bring the difference. That was a sweet over from Aamer post Teat with just a run.

  • 3:54 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 121/4; Kraigg Brathwaite 50, Roston Chase 20: Kraigg Brathwaite gets his fifty and yet fifty partnership as well for both the batsmen. Some respite for West Indies at this stage. That is his 12th half-century. It has become much easier for Pakistan at this stage to build on some runs for West Indies. So here on the other television some heroics by Sachin Tendulkar is being telecast. What a contrasting vision!

  • 3:46 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 113/4; Kraigg Brathwaite 48, Roston Chase 23: After Riaz and Babar, Yasir Shah comes into attack. Meanwhile, Brathwaite is stuck on 48 and need two more runs for half-century. So its Mohammad Nawaz the third who has come into attack. By the time one waits for Brathwaite’s half-century, Zimbabwe will be bowled out for sure.

  • 3:29 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 101/4; Kraigg Brathwaite 44, Roston Chase 15: Chase is going for a boundary every over almost and some no balls also coming the way. With the rate West Indies are moving, even the spectators present in the stadium might have gone back. So Brathwaite is just 10 runs away from his half-century. Riaz juts bowled at 145kmph and surely is is wanting wickets badly. Some runs in last few overs for West Indies. Just a wicket lost so far and 58 runs from it. Holder looks calm and composed, some confidence by the skipper. On the other hand there is a Zimbabwe match going on and Zimbabwe might get all out today and Sri Lanka very much might win this here. Finally, 100 up for the Windies

  • 3:06 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 88/4; Kraigg Brathwaite 33, Roston Chase 14: Chase has got some boundaries for himself. West Indies need a strong partnership if they need to go past this simple target and build a good lead. Brathwaite has seen wickets fall at regular time period and now 30 overs down, not single half-century for West Indies.

  • 2:41 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 68/4; Kraigg Brathwaite 28, Roston Chase 0: Just when West Indies try to begin their quest for a good partnership and one of them has to step back. Blackwood becomes the target this time and Mohammad Aamer finally gets a wicket. After that brilliant catch it is a wicket for the bowler. Roston Chase comes into attack.

  • 2:24 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 53/3; Kraigg Brathwaite 25, Jermaine Blackwood 11: Blackwood begins the second session with a boundary and Yasir had no luck this time. Mohammad Aamer was called back again and looks like he is being punished with Brathwaite continuing his spree for boundaries. Blackwood also got another boundary to his name and West Indies finally got a fifty.

  • 1:56 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 38/3; Kraigg Brathwaite 21, Jermaine Blackwood 0: And looks like West Indies do not like to stay on the crease for long and another wicket for Pakistan, this tie another lbw for Yasir Shah. Samuels was the man dismissed. His career is surely hitting the drains maybe?Jermaine Blackwood enters and that is Lunch.

  • 1:18 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 33/2; Kraigg Brathwaite 16, Marlon Samuels 0: Another wicket for Pakistan and what a catch by Aamer. The first ever catch for Aamer. Running backwards and diving to get that much needed wicket. Aamer breaks another record with this catch. So Marlon Samuels enters at No.4. That is some precision.

  • 1:04 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 29/1; Kraigg Brathwaite 12, Darren Bravo 11: The big hitter for West Indies has entered at No. 3. He has already began his show with three boundaries. Aamer and Riaz look fed up looks like. But going with the fact this is the last match it is good to see the spectators around. No spinners in yet, so they will be the surprise package later.

  • 12:36 PM IST

    LIVE: West Indies 6/1; Kraigg Brathwaite 4: So the West Indies begin and Mohammad Aamer began the attack for Pakistan. When Wahab Riaz began his spell, there were some wicket there, but no luck for him. Leon Johnson was struggling and Wahab Riaz shouts out loud for a wicket and this time he gets it. So Pakistan get going and a great start for them. Can hear some crowd in this stadium finally!

  • 12:10 PM IST

    LIVE: PAK 281; Zulfiqar Babar 1: And a wicket finally, trying so hard to get a wicket. Not Gabrielf or Shannon but it was Joseph who got the wicket. Surprisingly no celebrations for him. Well there is no crowd around but the team members are around. Well we did spot a few spectators. School kids around.

    So Alzzari Joseph completes the task and gets Mohammad Aamer as well as Yasir Shah. Pakistan bowled out for 281.

  • 11:52 AM IST

    LIVE: PAK 262/8; Mohammad Aamer 9, Yasir Shah 5: Well the wickets came easily for West Indies on Day 1 and today Gabriel as well as Bishoo are struggling with wickets. Yasir Shah and Mohammad Aamer see more settled than usual now and have also built some runs since yesterday, although the spectators seem missing than the usual times around in the stadium.

  • 11:36 AM IST

    LIVE: PAK 256/8; Mohammad Aamer 7, Yasir Shah 1: Hello and welcome to Day 2. West Indies are raring to get the two pending wickets and bowl out Pakistan soon. Shanon Gabriel gets the second new ball and off to a good start with just one run. Pakistan being cautious.

Shannon Gabriel took 3 wickets on Day 1 against Pakistan © AFP
Shannon Gabriel took 3 wickets on Day 1 against Pakistan © AFP

Hello, and Welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second day’s play of the third Test between Pakistan and West Indies at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Pakistan have already taken the lead in the series by 2-1 and this is pretty much a dead rubber for the hosts. However, West Indies are giving their all and want to end the series with pride. Misbah-ul-Haq had won the toss for third time and this time opted to bat first. Surely things did not go well for the captain’s side as they were stuttering at 255 for 8 on Day 1. It will take no time for West Indies to bowl out Pkaistan on Day 2 and build long innings with a huge lead. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi

Opening batsman Sami Aslam and Pakistan’s experienced lot Misbah, Younis Khan and Sarfraz Ahmed were the only ones who flourished and got their fifties. It was a tough competition from West Indies as Devendra Bishoo once again was at the top with his 4-wicket haul. Shannon Gabriel also added some fire as he grabbed three wickets conceding 58 runs. Pakistan will have other plans on Day 2 as Yasir Shah will want to fly out with most number of wickets this series and has been the star for Pakistan.

At close, tail-enders Mohammad Amir was batting on six and Yasir Shah on one as West Indies will look to bowl out Pakistan early on. Ahmed and Misbah had added 80 for the fifth wicket but Pakistan lost four wickets in the space of 18 runs to slump to 248-8, with Bishoo registering figures of 4-74 and Gabriel 3-58. That slump could hurt Pakistan’s chances of whitewashing West Indies 3-0 after winning the first Test by 56 runs in Dubai and the second by 133 runs in Abu Dhabi.

Misbah had started his record 49th Test as captain — bettering Imran Khan’s feat of 48 Tests as captain — on a good note when he won the third straight toss and instantly decided to bat, but his batsmen played reckless shots. Misbah was himself guilty as he gloved a reverse sweep off Bishoo after hitting three fours and a six.  Misbah was lucky to survive a close leg-before decision after West Indian captain Jason Holder took a review against Australian umpire Paul Rieffel’s not out decision, but television umpire Richard Illingworth backed up the on-field official on the basis of sound, which could have been an edge off the bat.

Aslam, who added 106 for the third wicket with Younis, also fell to an irresponsible reverse sweep off Bishoo after looking set for his maiden hundred, having hit seven fours and a six in his 172-ball knock. Younis, who hit four boundaries and a six off Chase in completing his 31st Test half century, also played a rash shot and was caught off Roston Chase. Ahmed, who hit five fours, was bowled by Gabriel while at the other end Bishoo had Wahab Riaz for four. Earlier, it was Gabriel who jolted the Pakistan innings at the start with the wickets of Ali and Shafiq in the very first over of the match.

Squads:

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Leon Johnson, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

Pakistan: Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Zulfiqar Babar