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  • 3:26 AM IST

    STUMPS: Yasir Shah manages to get rid of Kieran Powell off the final ball before stumps. West Indies need 297 runs more to win on the final day, while Pakistan need 9 more wickets to win their first series in the Caribbean. Will West Indies able to survive or will Pakistan create history on Misbah and Younis’ farewell? we’ll find that out on Day 5. Do join us then. Till then, good bye! Day 4 Report: PAK 9 wickets away from registering maiden series win in WI at stumps on Day 4, 3rd Test

  • 2:33 AM IST

    PAK declare: Pakistan have declared at 174/8, which means West Indies will need 304 runs to win when they come out to bat. We will have a few overs today. West Indies’ first task will be to survive that and start afresh on the final day. This is an excellent opportunity for Pakistan to win the match and also win their first series in the Caribbean.

  • 2:13 AM IST

    50 partnership: Aamer and Yasir have brought up their 50-run stand and as a result have taken Pakistan’s lead past 250. BIshoo did get the wicket of Yasir, but that was declared a no-ball. Tough times for the West Indies.

  • 1:48 AM IST

    PAK hang on: The pair of Mohammad Aamer and Yasir Shah are hanging on and taking Pakistan’s lead to close to 250. They have put on 20 for the eighth wicket, after Pakistan lost a couple of quick wickets at the beginning of the final session. WI will look to get these three wickets at the earliest and then have a crack at Pakistan’s target.

  • 1:02 AM IST

    Double strike: Alzarri Joseph, who has been quiet in the second innings so far has removed Sarfraz and Shafiq in quick succession. West Indies are right back in this match. With just three more wickets to get, they will back themselves in getting them as soon as possible. Yasir Shah and Mohammad Aamer are now at the crease.

  • 12:31 AM IST

    TEA: Another excellent session of cricket. West Indies managed to pick up three wickets and let Pakistan score just 64. Misbah and Younis too have been dismissed and it is now up to Sarfraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq to rebuild this Pakistan innings. Pakistan have lost half their side, but have a lead of 201 runs. Here’s our tea report: WI dismiss Younis, Misbah as PAK go to tea on Day 4, 3rd Test at 72-5

  • 11:58 PM IST

    Misbah perishes: Misbah has been dismissed for just 2 in his final innings. Misbah looked to go big, but could only find the top edge. Shane Dowrich runs and completes the catch. Like Chase, Bishoo too has struck in his very first over. Asad Shafiq is the new batsman for Pakistan. The PAK players give Misbah a guard of honour on his way back to the pavilion.

  • 11:32 PM IST

    Gabriel strikes: Shannon Gabriel gets his second wicket, removing Shan Masood for 21. Gabril trapped Masood in front, but the Pakistan opener went for a review. The on-field umpire’s decision stood. That brings Misbah-ul-Haq to the crease for one final time in international cricket to join Younis Khan.

  • 11:03 PM IST

    PAK tick along: Pakistan have batted well since lunch. They have taken runs at every opportunity. However. Shan Masood was almost run-out after a mix-up with Younis. Had the fielder hit the wickets directly, Masood would have certainly walked back to the pavilion. West Indies have not managed to get the early breakthrough they needed, but will look to strike before Masood and Younis get themselves set.

  • 10:31 PM IST

    PAK accelerate: Pakistan have looked positive since lunch. They have scored more freely. Shan Masood has done the bulk of the scoring. Younis Khan walked out to the crease just before the start of the session for one final time in his international career. West Indies will look for some more quick wickets here. That will really rattle Pakistan

  • 9:47 PM IST

    LUNCH: What a dramatic session that was. As many as 7 wickets fell and the batsmen managed to score just 37 runs. Pakistan have lost two quick wickets and go to lunch a at 8/2, still 137 runs ahead. Shannon Gabriel first dismissed Azhar Ali for 3 and then Roston Chase got rid of Babar Azam for a duck. Pakistan will be under a bit of pressure when play resumes after lunch. Do join us then. Here’s our lunch report: PAK rattled despite Abbas’ maiden 5-for against WI at lunch on Day 4, 3rd Test

  • 9:15 PM IST

    WI strike early: West Indies have managed to make a bright start as Shannon Gabriel dismisses Azhar Ali for just 3. Azhar scored 127 in the first innings and was clearly the danger man. Babar Azam now joins Shan Masood at the crease. this session has not seen six wickets so far. West Indies would love another wicket before lunch.

  • 8:55 PM IST

    Praise pouring in for Mohammad Abbas:

  • 8:50 PM IST

    ALL OUT! West Indies have been bowled out for 247 and therefore Pakistan now have a first innings lead of 129 runs. Mohammad Abbas picked up 4 out of the 5 wickets to fall today and has his maiden 5-wicket haul in Tests as a result. Pakistan now have a chance to set West Indies a big target and win their first series in the Caribbean.

  • 8:44 PM IST

    PAK on fire: Abbas strikes again and this time gets rid of Alzarri Joseph for a duck. Once again a full delivery does the trick. Abbas now has 4 wickets and is just a wicket away from getting his maiden 5-wicket haul in Tests. West Indies on the other hand are in deep trouble. They have collapsed and face the chance of conceding a huge first innings lead

  • 8:19 PM IST

    Abbas strikes: Mohammad Abbas has picked up his second wicket of the match. A full length delivery on leg stump cleans Chase up for 69. With this wicket, Pakistan will be confident of bowling West Indies in this session now. Devendra Bishoo joins his skipper Jason Holder at the crease. Abbas then gets the wicket of the very first ball, that of Bishoo, caught by Younis at slip. Younis now has taken 10 catches in the series, which is the most by a Pakistani outfielder in a Test series. Alzarri Joseph survives the hat-trick ball.

  • 7:42 PM IST

    And Chase has come in to bat after Dowrich’s dismissal:

  • 7:36 PM IST

    Breakthrough: Mohammad Aamer toild all day on Day Three but has picked up his first wicket of the match after Shane Dowrich knocks the ball back on to his stumps for 20 in the very first over of Day 4. That brings Roston Chase t the crease. He will resume his innings on 60. He had to retire hurt yesterday after Aamer had hit is elbow with a short delivery.

  • 7:29 PM IST

    Hello! Good news for West Indies is that Roston Chase is more or less certain to bat at some point of the day today. He had to retire hurt yesterday after being struck on the elbow by a Mohammad Aamer bounder. However, Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich will resume the play for West Indies.

West Indies and Pakistan will want to give it their all in the final two days of the final Test © AFP
West Indies and Pakistan will want to give it their all in the final two days of the final Test © AFP

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Four of the third and final Test between Pakistan and West Indies at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica. I am Pramod Ananth and I will be bringing you the live updates of the day’s play. We are left with final two days’ play on this long tour, which also witnessed the two teams play a One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) series, both of which were won by Pakistan. The visitors would want to win the Test series as well to complete the treble on this tour. However, that is not going to be easy. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 3rd Test at  Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica

At the moment, the Test match hangs in balance. Batting first, Pakistan scored 376 runs in their first innings. Azhar Ali scored a valiant 127, while Babar Azam, Misbah-ul-Haq and Sarfraz Ahmed chipped in with fifties. For West Indies, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Devendra Bishoo and Alzarri Joseph picked up 4, 3, 2 and 1 wicket respectively.

In reply, West Indies ended Day Three on 218 for 5, still trailing Pakistan’s first-innings total by 158 runs. Shane Dowrich (20)* and Holder (11)* are battling it out for them at the middle and will resume play on Day Four. Yasir Shah (3 wickets) has been the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan. While things don’t look hunky dory for West Indies, the silver lining is Chase can still come out to bat. West Indies’ top-scorer, Chase retired hurt after scoring 60 when a Mohammed Aamer delivery hit him on his arm.

For Pakistan to win the Test series and wind up the tour with a historic treble, they need quick wickets on Day Four and then a drastic turnaround of things in the third and fourth innings. As for West Indies, saving this Test as well as series should be their primary objective.

Playing XIs:

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 Amir, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Shan Masood