In a heartwarming gesture, West Indies skipper Jason Holder and his side lined up to give a guard of honour to legendary Pakistan batsman Younis Khan as the veteran came in to bat in the second-last innings and probably even his last.
it may be recalled here that both Younis and captain Misbah-ul-Haq are retiring from international cricket at the end of this match with Pakistan chasing its first-ever test series win in the Caribbean. The three-match series is level at 1-1.
Pakistan was 169/2 from 69 overs in its first innings at stumps on a rain-hit day at Windsor Park with only two overs bowled in the afternoon session. Opener Azhar Ali was 85 not out, more runs than Pakistan scored in its entire previous innings of 81 in the second test defeat, and Younis was undefeated on 10.
Babar Azam made up for his pair of ducks in the second test with 55, his fourth test 50, before being indecisive with his bat and offering a light edge to Kieran Powell at first slip off Alzarri Joseph. It was the only wicket to fall after tea and ended a 120-run partnership for the second wicket with Azhar Ali.
Pakistan had gone to an early tea at 75-1 amid persistent drizzle after reaching 70-1 at lunch. Prior to this, West Indies won the toss and elected to field in overcast conditions.
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