Azhar Ali will resume his inning on 45    Getty Images
Azhar Ali will resume his inning on 45 Getty Images

West Indies unlike their past many Test matches ruled the Day 3 with their lower order batsmen along with Kraigg Brathwaite provided ample resistance to frustrate Pakistan. West Indies skipper Jason Holder made sure the advantage was not lost by this team as he snatched as many three top-order batsmen to down Pakistan at 84 for 4 by stumps. The live telecast and live streaming of the match will be available on tensports.com and Ten HD 1, Ten 1. Full cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs West Indies 3rd Test at Sharjah . Full cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs West Indies 3rd Test at Sharjah

Holder dismissed the likes of Sami Aslam, Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan. At close Pakistan were struggling at 87 for 4 with opener Azhar Ali 45 not out and Sarfraz Ahmed 19 not out, leading only by 31 runs with six wickets intact and two days to play. Pakistan needed a big effort after conceding a 56-run lead but from 37 for 0 they lost four wickets in the space of 11 runs with Holder firing on all cylinders and their batsmen playing rash shots.

Holder forced Sami Aslam to hook straight into the hands of deep fine-leg, then in his next over had Asad Shafiq caught in slip fending a short ball for duck, his second in the match.

An over later Holder had Younis Khan caught behind for zero and from the other end Misbah-ul-Haq holed out off spinner Roston Chase for four. West Indian paceman Shannon Gabriel had Ahmed caught in the slip for 9 only to see the umpire calling a no-ball, allowing the stand to reach 39 by close.

If West Indies pull off a win, it will be their first in 13 Tests since beating England at home in May last year, while Pakistan will spoil a good chance of a 3-0 whitewash after winning the first two Tests in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.