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  • 7:31 PM IST

    Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan receive guard of honour from their teammates as we begin the final day of the third Test. West Indies need 297 runs, while Pakistan need 9 more wickets to win the match and the series. Which way will the match swing?

  • 3:11 AM IST

    STUMPS: Holder and Dowrich till stumps. West Indies end the day on 218/5, still 158 runs behind Pakistan’s total of 376. Roston Chase walked off injured for 60, but it does not seem to be too serious. He will most probably come out to bat at some point on Day Four. However, it will be the responsibility of Dowrich and Holder to survive the early stages of Day Four. A total of 204 runs were scored today for the loss of 5 wickets. Here’s our Day 3 report: WI trail PAK by 158 runs at stumps on Day 3, 3rd Test as Chase retires hurt on 60

  • 2:39 AM IST

    WI go past 200: West Indies have gone past the 200-run mark, but still have a long way to go in this match. We are now into the extended half hour play. Holder and Dowrich have played cautiously so far and would want to see off the rest of the overs without further damage. Pakistan would dearly love one more wicket before stumps.

  • 2:14 AM IST

    Looks like there’s nothing serious:

  • 1:44 AM IST

    Chase retires hurt: Roston Chase was hit near the elbow by a short delivery from Mohammad Aamer. He was immediately attended to by the WI physio, but has gone off the field perhaps as a precaution for 60 off 129 deliveries. Shane Dowrich is the new batsman for West Indies.

  • 1:18 AM IST

    West Indies are surely not good starters:

  • 1:10 AM IST

    Chase brings up fifty: Roston Chasehas played extremely well and brings up his half-century off 113 deliveries. Vishaul Singh walked into bat after Shai Hope was dismissed off the final ball of the second session. West Indies will look to pile on some runs before stumps without losing many wickets. Pakistan will look to pick up 2-3 more wickets before stumps as they will feel they are in command of the match with 2 full days to play after today.

  • 12:21 AM IST

    TEA: Like in the first session, Pakistan pick up a wicket off the final ball of the session. It was Kraigg Brathwaite before lunch and it now it was Shai Hope just ahead of the tea break for 29 off 116. Azhar Ali with the wicket. That was the only wicket to fall in that session. West Indies added 55 runs in the post-lunch session and lost just the one wicket. Chase has batted really well and he will look to keep up the good form in the final session of the day. He will need some support at the other end as well. West Indies still trail Pakistan by 224 runs.

  • 11:44 PM IST

    PAK unable to strike: Roston Chase and Shai Hope continue to frustrate the Pakistan bowlers. They have played very calmly so far, not giving any opportunity for Pakistan to strike. With less than half an hour to go before tea, Pakistan will dearly love to get another wicket. This partnership between Chase and Hope is approaching fifty.

  • 11:06 PM IST

    West Indies consolidate: West Indies have batted well since lunch. Pakistan have kept it tight, but West Indies have managed to survive till now. chase and Powell are set and will look to convert this start into a big score. Pakistan on the other hand would dearly love a wicket or two at the earliest.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    WI look to rebuild: West Indies have looked positive after lunch. They must now rebuild after losing three wickets before lunch. Yasir Shah has been in good form and will look to add to his tally of 3 wickets in this session. West Indies on the other hand will want to close the gap between them and Pakistan as much as possible.

  • 9:35 PM IST

    LUNCH: Brathwaite was dismissed off the final ball before lunch for 29, caught behind off Yasir Shah, who now has picked up all three wickets to fall. West Indies are 97/3, still trail Pakistan by 279 runs. Pakistan certainly have the momentum at the break and will look to come out all guns blazing in the next session. Shai Hope is still at the crease on 15*. He will most probably be joined by Roston Chase in the post-lunch session. Here’s our lunch report: WI go to lunch at 97-3 after Yasir’s triple strike; trail PAK by 279 runs on Day 3, 3rd Test

  • 9:15 PM IST

    WI look to survive: West Indies batsmen are just looking to survive till lunch and take it from there. Kraigg Brathwaitre has played a really patient innings so far and Shai Hope too is just looking to hang in there for now. If Pakistan manage to get another wicket before lunch, they will feel that they have the upper hand in this match. Hence, it is crucial for the West Indies not to lose further wickets in this session.

  • 8:44 PM IST

    Yasir strikes again: Shimron Hetmyer looking to guide the ball to fine leg, manages to glove it to Sarfraz Ahmed behind the wicket. The on-field umpire initially gave it out, but Pakistan immediately took the review. The replays showed that the ball had taken a glove and Hetmyer has to head back for just 17. Shai Hope is the new batsman for West Indies.

  • 8:21 PM IST

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  • 8:19 PM IST

    Yasir strikes: After sweeping Yasir to the fence a couple of deliveries earlier, Kieran Powell looks to hoist Yasir over mid-wicket. Unfortunately for him, he mistimes it and Azhar Ali runs in from the fence to take a good catch. Powell once again got off to a start, but has to walk back for 31. Pakistan finally have their first breakthrough. Shimron Hetmyer is the new batsman for West Indies.

  • 7:58 PM IST

    Openers continue to frustrate PAK: West Indies have managed to score just 23 runs in the opening 12 overs of the day’s play, leaving the bowlers frustrated. Pakistan have used Aamer, Abbas and Yasir so far, but they have found no success. West Indies still have a mountain to climb. They will look to end the first session of the day without losing any wicket. Lunch break is still however faraway.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    WI make positive start: West Indies openers have started out positively in the initial stages of the match. Kieran Powel especially has looked to score some runs. Brathwaite in his typical fashion is happy to block for the moment, but once he gets his eye in, he is as good a player as any. The sun is out, which is excellent news. Hope it stays that way throughout the day.

West Indies trail by another 362 runs vs Pakistan © AFP
West Indies trail by another 362 runs vs Pakistan © AFP

Hello, good evening if you are in Pakistan or India, and good morning if you are based out of the Caribbean. Welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog for the third day’s play between West Indies and Pakistan, being played at Roseau in Dominica. This is Pramod Ananth, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates of the third day’s play. West Indies will resume their first innings at 14 for no loss, trailing by another 362 runs in the first innings of this rain-affected Test. A lot of time has been washed out by rains, and Pakistan will feel some pressure going into the third day of the series decider. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: West Indies vs Pakistan, 3rd Test Day 3

Pakistan will be eager to give a farewell to Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, who are all set to bid adieu to Test cricket after this contest. In order to make that happen, Pakistan have done well to put up a strong first-innings total on the board. However, a determined start by West Indies to the third Test had somehow thwarted the Pakistani threat and the visiting side will have to get their act together and come hard on West Indies in order to make early inroads on Day Three.

Pakistan were bowled out for a formidable total of 376 in their first innings. Azhar Ali scored a fabulous 127, and joined the list of those batsmen who have scored more than one century in a Test series in the Caribbean. Three more batsmen from Pakistan were among runs; Babar Azam scored 55, Misbah scored 59 and Sarfraz Ahmed made 51.

For the home side, the pick among the bowlers was Roston Chase, who had to work extremely hard for his wickets. Chase returned with the figures of 32-5-103-4. On the other hand, West Indies captain Jason Holder claimed 3 for 71 off his 32 overs whereas Devendra Bishoo snaffled 2 for 61 off his 23.3 overs.

Teams:

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Vishaul Singh.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Aamer, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Shan Masood.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD & BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY: West Indies vs Pakistan, 3rd Test Day 3

(Pramod Ananth is a reporter at Cricketcountry.com. He is a sport enthusiast and a keen observer of cricket, the contests, and its personalities. When not tracking cricket, he follows the world's soccer leagues and is somewhat partial towards Liverpool. His Twitter handle is @pramz)