Pakistan pulled off a thrilling 56-run win over West Indies in the first Test of the three-match series in Dubai on Monday. West Indies were steady in their chase with Darren Bravo scoring a century before Yasir Shah took a stunning catch to dismiss him. West Indies lost their last two wickets as run out to lose the first ever pink-ball Test in Asia. Bravo, alongwith Jason Holder, defied Pakistan for almost a session before the former’s wicket. Pakistan will head into the second Test with 1-0 lead in the series.
Pakistan win their first ever day-night Test and also their 400th Test. They lead series 1-0 now and will look to close it in the second Test
ALL OVER! Pakistan win the first Test by 56 runs
Shannon Gabriel is run-out! Last two West Indies wicket are run-out as they fail to save the Test match
Pakistan need one wicket to win this match in 15 overs. Jason Holder is West Indies’ only hope. He is batting on 32 off 115 balls
WICKET! Cummins run-out Mibah-ul-Haq
That was a suicide from Cummins and Holder. Cummins pushes it to mid-on and both batsmen hesitate before deciding to run the single. The ball has reached Misbah till then. He grabs it and runs with it instead of throwing. Beats Cummins to the stumps
WICKET! Devendra Bishoo lbw b Mohamamd Nawaz
100 overs gone and West Indies have reached 273/7. They need 73 more runs to win the match from the 21 overs but Pakistan clearly favourite here
WICKET! Darren Bravo c&b Yasir Shah 116
Darren Bravo is gutted! He gets ball that holds and spins after pitching in the rough from Yasir Shah. Bravo drives but it hits the inside of the bat to fly back to Yasir who pulls of a quick and stunning catch
Ninety overs gone and West Indies are 247 for the loss of six wickets. They need 99 more runs from the remaining 31 overs. Bravo and Holder firm in the middle
FIFTY stand up between Jason Holder and Darren Bravo off just 99 balls. West Indies are 244 for the loss of six wickets. They need 102 more runs to win this Test
APPEAL! Mohammad Amir and Pakistan are appealing for a leg-before against Jason Holder! Umpire says not out but Pakistan have gone for a review
It is hitting Holder in line but will be going down the leg-side. Pakistan lose a challenge
West Indies batsmen Jason Holder and Darren Bravo walk out to the middle after the break! They need 114 runs, Pakistan need 4 wickets
SUPPER ON DAY 5! Darren Bravo has been exceptional for West Indies. He is unbeaten on 102 to keep his team in the hunt in Dubai. Trust me, we have an intriguing session of cricket coming up.
Pakistan need 4 wickets, West Indies need 114 runs
HUNDRED! Darren Bravo
This may not count as one of his best innings but Darren Bravo has resiliently held up the West Indies innings. He has faced 213 balls and hit just 9 boundaries and 1 6 on the way.
West Indies 224/6
Jason Holder and Darren Bravo are looking to steady the ship for West Indies with the latter occasionally going on the offensive. Mohammad Nawaz has now replaced Wahab Riaz to partner Yasir Shah
Pakistan review an appeal for caught behind to Bravo bowled by Yasir Shah. There was a noise, it comes from the bat hitting the ground. Bravo misses the line coming from outside off as he jams his bat down at a drive and the umpire’s decision holds.
OUT!! Dowrich b Wahab Riaz 0
That’s two wickets in three balls and the little bit of optimism that West Indies may have been feeling must have faded away now. Pakistan need just 4 more to win.
OUT!! RL Chase b Yasir Shah 35
Yasir lands it on the rough outside the leg stump. Chase looks to crash it away against the spin. The ball ends up hitting the leg stump, his first wicket of the innings in his 28th over.
West Indies are soldiering on with Bravo and Chase keeping out Pakistan’s two -pronged attack of Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah.
65th over comes to an end with Wahab Riaz conceding just one run. But Yasir Shah’s first ball in the next over is put away by Darren Bravo for a boundary
West Indies continue their slow and steady progress towards the target as Chase and Bravo keep holding the wicket. Bravo is past his fifty
Meanwhile, Younis Khan has joined the Pakistan team after recovering from dengue. Out come the West Indies pair of Chase and Bravo for the second session of play. Yasir Shah to commence proceedings under light. 154/4 after 57 overs
TEA! West Indies head back to the hut at 154/4. They lose two wickets in the session but manage to add some crucial runs. Still a long way to go before they can start thinking of a win in Dubai
Misbah in conversation with the umpire. It seems he is not happy with the shape of the ball. Umpire not convinced and tosses the same to Sohail
After one leggie (read Bishoo) picking eight wickets, it’s quite surprising to see the other one (read Yasir) wicketless after 20 overs. He’s into the attack for a new spell and would eye some wickets now
Harris Sohail in the attack for Pakistan at the moment. Pakistan looking to break the steady West Indies stand between Bravo and Chase in Dubai
As things stand, West Indies need 199 runs to seal the match and have plenty of overs left to achieve the target
Chase has been in similar situations before. Remember his ton on Test debut for West Indies against India?
Chase and Bravo continue to resist for West Indies. Both are building a steady stand for the visitors in the big chase
Pakistan operate with spin-seam as Nawaz and Riaz bowl in tandem. The wicket is offering some turn, off the rough, and could get interesting as the game progresses
Pakistan are in a really good position to close the game now. A couple of more wickets will expose the West Indies lower-order and give the ‘hosts’ a good chance to seal a win in their 400th Test
WICKET! Jermaine Blackwood lbw b Yasir Shah
A successful review from Pakistan. Yasir Shah ball that didn’t spin and drifted into the right-hander. It bounces a tad too much and struck Blackwood on the pads. Pakistan appeal but umpire says not out. Misbah takes the review
WICKET! Marlon Samuels c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir
What a start for Mohammad Amir and Pakistan! Marlon Samuels with a lazy first shot outside off. Amir coming round the wicket and it holds its line. Samuels playing for the ball coming into him. Caught behind
West Indies will resume day five at 95 for the loss of two wickets. They need 251 more runs to win the Test match while Pakistan need just 8 wickets. Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels are the two unbeaten batsmen
WI 95/2 in pursuit of 346, Devendra Bishoo gets 8/49
Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo bamboozled Pakistan with 8-49 on Sunday in a dramatic second-innings collapse as West Indies came back hard in the first day-night Test.
Bishoo spun out Pakistan for 123 to curtail the West Indies target to 346.
West Indies lost both openers to Mohammad Amir and finished the fourth day on 95-2, needing 251 more runs on the last day.
Darren Bravo, who top-scored with 87 in West Indies’ first innings of 357, was unbeaten on 26 and Marlon Samuels not out on 4. Leon Johnson hit 47.
Pakistan had a 222-run lead from its massive first innings of 579-3 but captain Misbah-ul-Haq chose to look for quick runs and didn’t enforce the follow-on.
That looked a mistake as Bishoo tormented batsmen while pitching the pink ball into the rough and Pakistan lost the last seven wickets for just 30 runs in its 400th Test match.
Opener Sami Aslam top scored with 44 before Bishoo ignited the collapse by having the left-hander caught in the slips.
Earlier, leg-spinner Yasir Shah bagged 5-121 and became the joint second-fastest bowler to reach 100 wickets in 17 Test matches.
Shah claimed three of the last four wickets to fall after West Indies resumed its first innings on 315-6.