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South Africa tour of England, 2017, Manchester

England vs South Africa

04 August 2017 15:30 (IST)

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Intercontinental Cup, 2015-17, Dublin

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15 August 2017 15:30 (IST)

3rd Test, Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica, 10 May 2017

West Indies vs Pakistan

West Indies 4th Inn:202/10 (96)

Roston Chase* 101 (239);
Mohammad Amir* 15-7-22-1; Yasir Shah 37-13-92-5;

Last bat: Shannon Gabriel

Result: Pakistan won by 101 runs.

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West Indies 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite c Hasan Ali & b Yasir Shah 6 34 0 0 17.65
Kieran Powell c Masood & b Yasir Shah 4 17 0 0 23.53
Shimron Hetmyer b Amir 25 36 3 0 69.44
Shai Hope lbw Hasan Ali 17 54 2 0 31.48
Roston Chase not out 101 239 12 1 42.26
Vishaul Singh c Babar Azam & b Yasir Shah 2 13 0 0 15.38
Shane Dowrich(wk) c Babar Azam & b Yasir Shah 2 25 0 0 8
Jason Holder(c) lbw Hasan Ali 22 62 2 0 35.48
Devendra Bishoo c Masood & b Mohammad Abbas 3 45 0 0 6.67
Alzarri Joseph c Sarfraz & b Hasan Ali 5 32 1 0 15.63
Shannon Gabriel b Yasir Shah 4 22 1 0 18.18
             
Extras(b - 6, lb - 0, w - 2, nb - 3)11
Total(202 all out in 96 overs)202 (2.1 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/7 (Kieran Powell, 6.3 ov.) 2/22 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 10.4 ov.) 3/47 (Shimron Hetmyer, 17.5 ov.)
4/66 (Shai Hope, 29.6 ov.) 5/76 (Vishaul Singh, 35.1 ov.) 6/93 (Shane Dowrich, 43.2 ov.)
7/151 (Jason Holder, 61.6 ov.) 8/181 (Devendra Bishoo, 76.4 ov.) 9/197 (Alzarri Joseph, 88.2 ov.)
10/202 (Shannon Gabriel, 95.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mohammad Amir 15 7 22 1 1.47 (2w)
Mohammad Abbas 20 9 31 1 1.55  
Yasir Shah 37 13 92 5 2.49  
Hasan Ali 20 7 33 3 1.65  
Azhar Ali 2 0 3 0 1.5  
Asad Shafiq 2 0 15 0 7.5  
               

Pakistan 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Azhar Ali c (sub)Blackwood & b Gabriel 3 9 0 0 33.33
Shan Masood lbw Gabriel 21 68 1 0 30.88
Babar Azam c Hetmyer & b Roston Chase 0 10 0 0 0
Younis Khan c K Powell & b Bishoo 35 73 3 0 47.95
Misbah-ul-Haq(c) c Dowrich & b Bishoo 2 14 0 0 14.29
Asad Shafiq c & b Alzarri Joseph 13 36 1 0 36.11
Sarfraz Ahmed(wk) c Dowrich & b Alzarri Joseph 4 6 0 0 66.67
Mohammad Amir c Bishoo & b Alzarri Joseph 27 69 3 0 39.13
Yasir Shah not out 38 55 2 1 69.09
Hasan Ali not out 15 6 1 1 250
Mohammad Abbas dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 5, w - 7, nb - 4)16
Total(174 for 8 in 57 overs)174 (3.05 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/6 (Azhar Ali, 2.5 ov.) 2/8 (Babar Azam, 6.6 ov.) 3/57 (Shan Masood, 22.2 ov.)
4/65 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 26.6 ov.) 5/72 (Younis Khan, 30.5 ov.) 6/82 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 33.3 ov.)
7/90 (Asad Shafiq, 37.4 ov.) 8/151 (Mohammad Amir, 55.3 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Shannon Gabriel 10 1 24 2 2.4  
Alzarri Joseph 15 3 53 3 3.53 (7w)
Roston Chase 9 0 31 1 3.44  
Jason Holder (c) 9 4 7 0 0.78  
Devendra Bishoo 14 2 54 2 3.86  
               

West Indies 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite c Sarfraz & b Yasir Shah 29 123 1 0 23.58
Kieran Powell c Azhar Ali & b Yasir Shah 31 82 2 0 37.8
Shimron Hetmyer c Sarfraz & b Yasir Shah 17 18 1 1 94.44
Shai Hope c Misbah & b Azhar Ali 29 116 2 0 25
Roston Chase b Mohammad Abbas 69 155 5 0 44.52
Vishaul Singh lbw Mohammad Abbas 8 44 0 0 18.18
Shane Dowrich(wk) b Amir 20 53 1 0 37.74
Jason Holder(c) not out 30 87 3 1 34.48
Devendra Bishoo c Younis Khan & b Mohammad Abbas 0 1 0 0 0
Alzarri Joseph b Mohammad Abbas 0 8 0 0 0
Shannon Gabriel c Babar Azam & b Mohammad Abbas 0 6 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 2, w - 5, nb - 3)14
Total(247 all out in 115 overs)247 (2.15 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/43 (Kieran Powell, 26.6 ov.) 2/69 (Shimron Hetmyer, 30.6 ov.) 3/97 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 43.1 ov.)
4/152 (Shai Hope, 71.6 ov.) 5/189 (Vishaul Singh, 86.2 ov.) 6/218 (Shane Dowrich, 100.4 ov.)
7/239 (Roston Chase, 110.2 ov.) 8/239 (Devendra Bishoo, 110.3 ov.) 9/241 (Alzarri Joseph, 112.2 ov.)
10/247 (Shannon Gabriel, 114.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mohammad Amir 27 12 32 1 1.19 (1w)
Mohammad Abbas 25 7 46 5 1.84 (2w)
Yasir Shah 40 4 126 3 3.15  
Hasan Ali 17 4 22 0 1.29 (2w)
Azhar Ali 6 1 15 1 2.5  
               

Pakistan 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Azhar Ali b Roston Chase 127 334 8 2 38.02
Shan Masood c Holder & b Roston Chase 9 30 0 0 30
Babar Azam c K Powell & b Alzarri Joseph 55 124 3 0 44.35
Younis Khan lbw Holder 18 75 1 0 24
Misbah-ul-Haq(c) c Dowrich & b Roston Chase 59 148 6 1 39.86
Asad Shafiq c Vishaul Singh & b Roston Chase 17 38 2 0 44.74
Sarfraz Ahmed(wk) c Shai Hope & b Bishoo 51 73 4 0 69.86
Mohammad Amir b Holder 7 16 0 0 43.75
Yasir Shah c K Powell & b Holder 0 1 0 0 0
Mohammad Abbas st Dowrich & b Bishoo 4 43 0 0 9.3
Hasan Ali not out 8 5 2 0 160
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 6, w - 3, nb - 8)21
Total(376 all out in 146.3 overs)376 (2.57 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/19 (Shan Masood, 12.4 ov.) 2/139 (Babar Azam, 54.2 ov.) 3/177 (Younis Khan, 77.5 ov.)
4/241 (Azhar Ali, 106.3 ov.) 5/274 (Asad Shafiq, 118.5 ov.) 6/311 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 126.2 ov.)
7/322 (Mohammad Amir, 129.2 ov.) 8/322 (Yasir Shah, 129.3 ov.) 9/367 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 144.5 ov.)
10/376 (Mohammad Abbas, 146.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Shannon Gabriel 32 9 67 0 2.09 (1w)
Alzarri Joseph 27 9 64 1 2.37  
Roston Chase 32 5 103 4 3.22  
Jason Holder (c) 32 9 71 3 2.22 (2w)
Devendra Bishoo 23.3 3 61 2 2.6  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
W

Shah to K Powell, out Caught by Masood!! Gosh, this is a stunner. Reflex catch at silly point and there's no way you can take that away from Shan Masood. A quicker delivery from Shah, Powell plods at it and pops it up, to silly point's left, who takes it one-handed with a half a dive. K Powell c Masood b Shah 4(17)

4

Shah to Hetmyer, FOUR, that's a shot of authority from Hetmyer. Goes downtown! Used his feet, met the pitch and lofts it with a clean swing over mid-on

W

Shah to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Caught by Hasan Ali!! Ugly, very ugly from Brathwaite. Uglier than my doctor's handwriting in fact. Such a tame dismissal. has struck early. The leg-break dropped on a short of length and turns away outside off, he could've well left it alone. Gets greedy and chases at it. Bazid Khan on air says "He gave himself too much of room," - agreed. He half-heartedly cuts and totally fails to keep it down. Spoons it towards point, Hasan had to dive forward and clasp onto it. Good catch! West Indies 22/2 now. Kraigg Brathwaite c Hasan Ali b Shah 6(34)

4

Abbas to Hetmyer, FOUR, fabulous shot. He is playing according to the merit. Spots a half-volley outside off, leans forward and caresses it through extra cover. Bulleted away to the fence

4

Shah to Shai Hope, FOUR, lovely shot. Trims it short, Hope goes deep and fillets through cover

4

to Hetmyer, FOUR, deftly done by Hetmyer. Saw the ball pitched on a length outside off, waited for it all along and then opened the bat face a little to guide it in the pocket between slip and gully. More off an outside edge but still it was done intentionally. "If Hetmyer stays till the end of the day, West Indies will win the Test," says an optimistic Waqar Younis on air

4

Shah to Shai Hope, FOUR, top shot. Weight forward to this low full toss outside off and drills it flamboyantly through extra cover

W

to Hetmyer, out Bowled!! Got him. What a ball and what a set-up from . He is pumped, roars with his arms aloft in joy. West Indies are quaking now. He kept varying his lengths in this over. Brought this one back into the left-hander, on a driveable channel. Wooed Hetmyer into it and curled it back superbly. Hetmyer fell for the trap and went after it without using his feet or covering for the nip. The ball cascaded back onto the stumps off the inside edge and sends the off-pole for a cardio training. Misbah points his finger at in delight and looks like he expected what was coming. Hetmyer b 25(36) [4s-3]

4

Shah to Roston Chase, FOUR, no one behind square and the sweep is on. Gets across and coils this around his front pad. Went hard at it, popping it over the square leg umpire. Shah is smiling; he sees a top-edge in the making

4

Shah to Roston Chase, FOUR, short again. So short that Chase could stay put and cut it through covers. Lovely hit

W

Ali to Shai Hope, out Lbw!! Maiden Test wicket for Ali. A fist-pump, one more, and then opens his arms to the heavens. And what a ball to get there. Gets it to reverse back in viciously and raps the front pad very low. Beat Hope's flick for pace and inswing. No chance Shai Hope could have kept that out, especially with the bat facing square leg. Ball-tracking has it as slamming into the base of leg-stump. Shai Hope deliberated a review but only an inside edge could have saved him. There was none. Third wicket in this first session on Day 5, then. Shai Hope lbw b Ali 17(54) [4s-2]

OT

Abbas to Roston Chase, no run, rapped on the pad but not given. Going down on first sightings. Slides on from outside off and carries on, rapping the back leg on the thigh. But two stumps visible there. Has to be not out. And the on-field decision is that too. Going down by a mile, and even if it wasn't, it could have gone over. Awful review that Pakistan lose

4

Ali to Roston Chase, FOUR, toe-ends this wide half-volley through gully. We will get one more over before lunch

W

Shah to Vishaul Singh, out Caught by Babar Azam!! Wow! Unbelievable. He comes into the attack and straightaway produces the breakthrough. He's made it a habit in this series. Look at Azhar Mahmood, the bowling coach of Pakistan proudly applauding the effort from from the dressing room. Vishaul Singh's woeful series has ended with the bat. From round the wicket, drifts it in, from the rough with massive turn and bounce. Vishaul lunges forward to defend, doesn't account for the turn. The ball takes the inside edge, then onto the pad before lobbing up to FSL. It was dipping quickly but Azam dived well forward and pouched it safely. Vishaul Singh c Babar Azam b Shah 2(13)

4

Ali to Roston Chase, FOUR, cracking shot. Short and outside off, Chase stands tall and punches it crisply through point. Yasir gives a desperate chase, puts in a swimming-pool kind of dive near the ropes but in vain

W

Shah to Dowrich, out Caught by Babar Azam!! Dowrich has been given out on-field for a bat-pad. But he reviews it straightaway. Fair delivery. Looks like it came off the pad. Puffs of dust emerges which suggests the bat hitting the ground. Replays aren't quite conclusive here. Remember, there's no Snicko or UltraEdge. To me it seems like the ball missed the bat. Lots of angles being looked at. Oh, OUT it is! The on-field calls stays. Boos from the Dominica crowd. Round the wicket ploy doing the trick for . Loops it down leg, on the rough. The ball spins in and Dowrich sought to clip it into the on-side. He missed it and the ball ballooned up straight to FSL. West Indies sink further down the mire. 93/6 now. Dowrich c Babar Azam b Shah 2(25)

OT

Shah to Roston Chase, no run, Pakistan review: Sarfraz screams his lungs out for a caught behind, but umpire Bruce Oxenford says no. Misbah is persuaded to take the review and he brings out the 'T' sign. No issues with the front foot. Well, bad review from Pakistan. Clearly missed the bat there. Not out. Tossed up down leg, Chase went low to sweep, missed and the ball, which brushed the pad en route to Sarfraz. That was the sound, he must've heard there

6

Shah to Roston Chase, SIX, opens his stance, meaning he could hit this ball down leg over deep mid-wicket. Pitching full and not drifting in, so the shot was on. Good hit. Another one from Roston Chase

4

Shah to Roston Chase, FOUR, no one at long-on, so he's safe. Went over cow corner last time, goes for the pull this time. Mistimed because the ball was turning away, so got it off the bottom part of the bat

4

Shah to Holder, FOUR, shouts of "catch it" but there's no one at wide long-on. Dropped short by Shah, Holder pounces on it with a pull. Not middled, as the ball was turning away at pace, but still good enough

OT

Shah to Roston Chase, 2 runs, 4th Test fifty for Chase. Raises his bat to the dressing room and the crowd to soak in the applause. Goes deep and flays the cut, more off the outside edge and it runs towards third man

4

Abbas to Holder, FOUR, gives this length ball a real whack and is able to doctor this punch through the covers. Some joy for the crowd today

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, just short and look at that! Makes room, stands tall and cracks a punch through covers

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, short down leg, and pulled through square leg. Nicely getting on top of the bounce there. 50-run p'ship

D

Ali to Roston Chase, no run, dropped. Ali has shelled a return catch. How costly will it prove to be? This good length delivery stops in the pitch, Chase checks his shot back to the bowler. gets both hands in his followthrough but can't cling onto it

W

Ali to Holder, out Lbw!! Holder reviews. He has been given OUT lbw on-field. Fair delivery. Looks plumb. Only an inside edge can save him but clear day-light between bat and ball. Third umpire wants to be sure that there is no bat involved so is taking his time. HawkEye coming up: 3 reds. Holder has to depart. Finally, Pakistan get the breakthrough. Is this the game for the visitors? The reverse swing has led to his downfall here. Ali was getting the ball to move around in his last over and even dropped a catch but he has washed off his sins by prising out the West Indies skipper. A swinging in low full toss, nipped back in and raps Holder on the back leg. He misses it altogether and was adjudged OUT on-field. Went upstairs but in vain. The ball was crashing into middle of middle there. Ali is chuffed to bits, lets out a loud roar. Holder lbw b Ali 22(62) [4s-2]

4

Shah to Devendra Bishoo, byes, FOUR, bonus runs for West Indies. Gets this leg-break to spin and turn down leg, Sarfraz can't gather it after moving to his right and it runs away to the fine leg fence

4

Shah to Roston Chase, FOUR, rubbish ball and Chase pounces onto it. Goes deep in his crease, makes room and flays it through cover

4

Shah to Roston Chase, FOUR, Chase decides to take the aggressive route. Clears his front leg on seeing a ball tossed up above his eyeline and thumps it over mid-on. Not exactly where he intended as the bat turned in his hands on impact

4

Abbas to Roston Chase, FOUR, cuts it between gully and point. Has to reach out outside off but does it so, so well. Into the nineties..

W

Abbas to Devendra Bishoo, out Caught by Masood!! End of a gutsy innings by Devendra Bishoo. A ball that borders on unplayable for a No.9 batsman. Short ball angled in from round the wicket, Bishoo is caught unawares, and fends it to short cover-point. Off the glove, as he fails to rock back and get into a good position to either duck, or pull, say. Devendra Bishoo c Masood b Abbas 3(45)

4

Abbas to Alzarri Joseph, FOUR, tries for the yorker length delivery but it's drifting down and takes some edge en route to the fence

D

Ali to Roston Chase, no run, second time Ali drops Chase off his own bowling, although this was tougher. And he is now holding his right shoulder after falling on it. The ball stops in the pitch, Chase is early into his prod and pops it back. Touches Ali's fingers, as he tries to catch and save face, quite literally, but the ball tips away. Ali never had the balance after his followthrough to take that

4

Abbas to Roston Chase, FOUR, fabulous shot. Short and width on offer, Chase stands tall and punches it firmly through cover. Races away to the fence. Moves to 96

4

Ali to Roston Chase, FOUR, there it is! Take a bow Roston Lamar Chase. Gets to a ton in style. Oh my word! Is he a Ronaldo fan? Mimics his famous celebration. Even the Pakistanis are applauding the effort. The crowd are up on their feet. Single-handedly drifting this Test towards a draw. What a man and what a character - the diminutive Barbados lad is here to stay for a long time in West Indies cricket! Gets to the landmark with a gentle push that beats mid-on and runs away to the fence. Holder too reciprocated the celebration in the dug out

W

Ali to Alzarri Joseph, out Caught by Sarfraz!! The euphoria in the stands has been doused now. Stunned silence across Windsor Park. Joseph's resistance is over. Pakistan are one wicket away from a famous win. On a length and holding its line outside off, Joseph has a tentative poke and gets a nick to the keeper. Sarfraz grabs it with ease. Relief writ large on the faces of the Pakistanis. Alzarri Joseph c Sarfraz b Ali 5(32) [4s-1]

4

Ali to Gabriel, FOUR, switches to round the wicket and tries to angle this across. And guess what, there's an edge, and it pops over the leaping second slip. Gabriel was trying to leave that, got the toe-end and got enough of it in the end. Misbah is distraught

W

Shah to Gabriel, out Bowled!! Thus ends a famous Test match. Pakistan take the series 2-1 to have their first ever series win in West Indies. And with that fellas, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan retire, too. Shah's change in angle has brought about the mistake by a No.11. This was the last ball of the series that would have bowled, and he fires it flat from over the wicket. All was okay, the ball could have been defended until Gabriel had a mad rush of blood. Decided to slog it and shot an inside edge onto the stumps. Clatter. Win. People run. Hug. Tears. Drama. Gabriel b Shah 4(22) [4s-1]

W

to Azhar Ali, out Caught by (sub)Blackwood!! Gone. has made the first incision. The centurion from the first innings departs early. It was short and well outside off, should've got the treatment. I die a little every time a ball like this fetches a wicket. Anyway, seemed like a ploy too. Ali went after it with hard hards, slashed it without any intentions of keeping the ball down. Hits it straight to the substitute fielder Blackwood, who takes it in front of his face. Smart catch, must say as it was travelling. Azhar Ali c (sub)Blackwood b 3(9)

W

Chase to Babar Azam, out Caught by Hetmyer!! West Indies are claiming a catch. The umpires converge and takes the matter upstairs. Soft signal is out. No issues with the front foot. Oh hold on! Has it kissed the turf before landing into the fingers of the short leg fielder? Touch and go. "50/50 call," says Ramiz Raja on air. OUT flashes on the giant screen. How many times have we seen this in this Test? A wicket falling before the break. Pakistan are two down. Chase has struck in his first over. Gives more air and gets it to dip in front of Azam. He pressed forward to defend, the ball takes the inside edge onto his pad and spooned towards deepish short leg. It was dying.. but Hetmyer gets his hands low, makes sure it is underneath the ball and grabs it. Babar Azam c Hetmyer b Chase 0(10)

4

Joseph to Masood, FOUR, edged again. Masood sees hell in this line outside off. Stays back and looks to poke, and directs an edge that scoots between the keeper and the slip. No bounce, dying catch, and it's a difficult one to stop as well

4

Chase to Younis Khan, FOUR, glorious drive through covers. Too full and smacked

4

to Younis Khan, FOUR, flash and flash hard. Swirls his bat a full circle as he flays at this widish delivery outside off, gets an outside edge that runs in the pocket between slip and gully

4

to Younis Khan, FOUR, drags it off the bottom-edge and gets it wide of the slip fielder. Runs away. Younis looks to cut, but not the bounce there. Holder has a smile, and sends the third man back

W

to Masood, out Lbw!! Softened by the line outside off, Masood now perishes to the one that's skid back in from wide of the crease. Falls over his flick and is given out on the field after a bit of deliberation from the umpire. Reviewd by Masood. Looks linear to me, just the height, maybe. No inside edge, the slowmos suggest, and now waiting for the ball-tracking: Clipping the top of middle and leg, so he has to go. And on the no-ball count, was fine. Just the last ball was a no-ball, not this. And guess what, we will get to see Younis and Misbah at the crease together, after all! Masood lbw b 21(68) [4s-1]

W

Bishoo to Misbah, out Caught by Dowrich!! That's it, ladies and gentleman. 75 Tests, 5222 runs, 11726 balls, Pakistan's most successful captain after Imran Khan is done with Test cricket. Walks through the guard-of-honour by his teammates, who have their bats templed together in utter regard and fanboyism. Younis reaches out and gives him a long, warm hug. Also says something. And for once, you could hear a West Indian stadium buzzing -- such is his impact. Azhar Ali is spotted smiling, as if ready to take over. And now to cricket: Misbah goes for the slog-sweep, after having made some room, but doesn't get it right. Elicits a fat top-edge that goes high in the air - like the heights he reached - and keeper Dowrich takes a good catch. Misbah walks away, raising his bat to the crowd. Wife claps, fans clap, and so do critics. Somebody stop me from growing up, will you? Misbah c Dowrich b Bishoo 2(14)

W

Bishoo to Younis Khan, out Caught by K Powell!! Et tu Younis, then fall your fans. End of an era in cricket, because Younis Khan is walking back for the last time ever, minutes after Misbah does. What a ride it's been. And such a worthy catch to send back Younis Khan, the greatest Pakistan batsman of all time. It's a full toss from Bishoo alright, and Younis plays that famous sweep of his - the one he's played for seventeen years through 118 Tests, for 10099 runs, racking up 34 hundreds - but this time, he top-edges it, for once. And Powell pulls off a stunner at backward square leg, diving to his left, one-handed, and casting himself into a famous villian forever. Younis raises his bat, is embraced by the Jason Holder's men and walks through a similar guard-of-honour that his teammates had for Misbah-ul-Haq. Over and out. Younis Khan c K Powell b Bishoo 35(73) [4s-3]

W

Joseph to Sarfraz, out Caught by Dowrich!! Gone! Look at Joseph, he is pumped. Slips in a slower short ball down leg, Sarfraz tried to help it along its way to fine leg. He was a tad early into it and the ball balloons off the top-edge towards the keeper. Dowrich back pedals, keeps his eyes on the ball and gobbles it. Sarfraz took a step forward but was ondone by the extra bounce there. Pakistan are effectively 158/6. Sarfraz c Dowrich b Joseph 4(6)

4

Joseph to Shafiq, FOUR, imperious. Takes on the short ball from outside off and pulls it in front of square. Didn't get it off the middle and sort of squirted it from the inner half

W

Joseph to Shafiq, out Caught&Bowled!! Catching practice for Joseph. Such a soft dismissal. Softer than a snowflake. Shafiq's woeful form in the series continues. A fuller length delivery luring Shafiq into a drive, the pitch shows it's true colour as it stops on the batsman. He was months early into the shot, the ball gained extra bounce too. It was a seam-up delivery and Shafiq is hoodwinked totally. Skews it off the splice and his bat face turns on impact. Lobbed back to the bowler. Number seven down. Shafiq c and b Joseph 13(36) [4s-1]

4

Joseph to Yasir Shah, FOUR, oh nice shot from Shah. Leans well forward and drills it straight down the ground. More off the inner half but he won't mind

4

Bishoo to Amir, FOUR, short and we have a boundary! Pulled over backward square leg. Nicely got into the position

4

Chase to Amir, FOUR, now this is a great shot, especially on this pitch. Sees the room on this full ball and slaps the drive through covers. Had to go hard because timing the ball on this pitch is impossible

D

Chase to Amir, no run, was there an edge? Yep, Dowrich drops another. Amir basically looks to swipe this from outside off towards mid-wicket, gets the edge that tips the keeper's gloves and pops out. Oh Dowrich!

OT

Chase to Amir, no run, given not out on the field, and Chase has coaxed Holder into taking the review. Looks like no edge, as this rippah beats the forward defence on the outside. Daylight between bat and ball, no sound either, so the decision stays

6

Bishoo to Yasir Shah, SIX, sits on his knee after seeing this flighted, and smokes this over cow corner

4

Bishoo to Amir, FOUR, now that's a flat hit. And a good hit, because he's played that against the angle - Bishoo here is from over the wicket to the left hander. Fetches this from outside off and cracks it through wide mid-on

W

Joseph to Amir, out Caught by Devendra Bishoo!! Finally, West Indies hold onto a catch. Albeit not without a drama. Amir backs away to leg and blasts it straight to extra cover. The ball pops out of Bishoo's hands but somehow has enough time to grab it on the second attempt. He blames the sun there. Anyway, party is over for Amir. Amir c Devendra Bishoo b Joseph 27(69) [4s-3]

4

Joseph to Hasan Ali, FOUR, wow. What a shot. Stands motionless, sets up a solid base and blasts it straight down the ground. Brute power

4

Bishoo to Yasir Shah, FOUR, brings out the reverse and sends it through point. Brilliant from Yasir

6

Bishoo to Hasan Ali, SIX, the lead has touched 300 and Misbah has had enough. Pakistan have declared. Floated up full on middle, Ali gets low and launches it over long-on

4

Abbas to K Powell, FOUR, nicely played. Anything on the pads, Powell will dismiss it from his presence. Abbas breaks the monotony and fires it on leg-stump line, Powell shuffles across and whips it wide of mid-on. No need to run for those

4

Shah to K Powell, FOUR, fabulous shot from Powell. This is a way to counter . Sinks low and fetches this leg-break from outside off and sweeps it over square leg

W

Shah to K Powell, out Caught by Azhar Ali!! has weaved his magic. The change of ends has worked wonders for him and Pakistan. Perfectly set Powell into the trap. Tossed it up outside off, drew Powell into a false shot. The southpaw, probably after smacking a boundary off the second ball got too carried away. Again stepped out to launch the leggie out of the park, is smart. Held his length back and spun back in from the rough. Powell wasn't to the pitch but still went through with the shot. The bat turned in his hands and as a result, he skewed it off the outer half. There was a man positioned at deep mid-wicket. Azhar Ali sprinted across to his right, got his eyes transfixed on the ball and grabs it nicely. Had to cover some ground there. K Powell c Azhar Ali b Shah 31(82) [4s-2]

4

Shah to Hetmyer, FOUR, lovely shot. Preempts the sweep, goes low and hacks it through square leg. Was in the air for a while but well wide of the fielder

6

Shah to Hetmyer, SIX, magnificent. Clear aggresion on display from Hetmyer. A rank long hop from , Hetmyer pivoted back and nailed it over deep mid-wicket

W

Shah to Hetmyer, out Caught by Sarfraz!! Pakistan review: A strangle down leg, given NOT OUT on-field. Fair delivery. Has it brushed the glove? Looks very close. There was some noise as the ball went passed the bat. Oh, the on-field call has been overturned. OUT it is. Not the greatest of deliveries from but still fetches him a wicket. A leggie turning down leg, Hetmyer could've easily left it alone but he tries to tickle it fine and pays the price. The ball gained extra bounce, pinned the outer part of the glove and Sarfraz safely settled it into his mitts. Sarfraz was very confident and he was the one who persuaded Misbah to opt for the review. Hetmyer c Sarfraz b Shah 17(18) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

Shah to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, top shot. Uses his feet, reaches the pitch and played it with the turn. Wallops it over mid-wicket

4

Shah to Shai Hope, FOUR, cracking shot. offers width outside off, Hope takes full toll on it. Goes deep and bullies it through cover. No need to run for those

4

Shah to Shai Hope, FOUR, wayward from , drops it short and gets punished. Hope ain't missing those, rocks back and pulls it in front of square on the on-side

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Shah to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Caught by Sarfraz!! Oh goodness! strikes. Again, the change of ends doing the trick for him. Top nut from the leggie, pitched it up full on off, draws Brathwaite forward like a magnet and the ball kisses the outside edge. Sarfraz makes no mistake. is chuffed to bits, leaps and exults in delight. Just when a partnership was garnering momentum, West Indies lose a wicket. With that, it will be lunch. Kraigg Brathwaite c Sarfraz b Shah 29(123) [4s-1]

4

Shah to Roston Chase, FOUR, now the fielder has stepped onto the ball at the boundary in his bid to stop this drive past covers. Isn't able to, and Waqar calls this "dangerous" on air

4

Shah to Roston Chase, FOUR, now he's played that sweep again. Dragged away, hardly middled, but he gets away because there's no one behind square on the leg side

4

Shah to Roston Chase, FOUR, take that! The ball's drifting in from round the wicket, Roston Chase clears his front leg and lifts it through cow corner

OT

Shah to Roston Chase, no run, caught at slip, the finger's raised, everyone's convinced but Roston Chase goes for the review. A very similar ball to the last one, drifting in from round the wicket, except that Chase wants to go squarer, over deep mid-wicket. Opens his stance, but ends up slogging over the ball, which sneaks in and pops to the slip. Replays suggest that the noise could have come from the bat hitting the ground, and not from the ball trimming the bottom-edge. More checks and yes, the onfield decision is reversed.. Roston Chase lives on to see another day

D

Shah to Shai Hope, no run, dropped at short point. Slightly short, just to the right of the fielder, who reaches out to his right but couldn't hold on

W

Ali to Shai Hope, out Caught by Misbah!! A wicket last ball before tea. Look at them celebrate! This looked planned. Misbah stationed himself at short cover just before this ball, Ali bowls it slow and gets it to hold in the pitch, and Shai Hope plays early, slicing it straight and low to the Pakistan captain. Shai Hope c Misbah b Ali 29(116) [4s-2]

OT

Shah to Roston Chase, 1 run, Roston raises his 3rd Test fifty. Continues his rich vein of form. Just a casual wave of the bat to the crowd and the dressing room to soak in the applause. Reaches the milestone with a feeble push to mid-off

4

Abbas to Roston Chase, FOUR, no half measures from Chase. Goes chasing after this widish delivery outside off and smears it behind point. "Only the second boundary conceded by the fast bowlers today," points out Ramiz "Rambo" Raja on air

4

Abbas to Roston Chase, FOUR, french-cut and four. Everything going West Indies' way. Chase reaches out to spank this length delivery on off, the ball decks back in and takes the inside edge. Runs narrowly past the stumps to fine leg

4

to Dowrich, byes, FOUR, is in some mood here, fires that in with some pace, Dowrich looks to duck underneath it but one wonders if he could have stood tall and seen it through as well, goes flying past the diving keeper for four down to fine leg

W

Abbas to Vishaul Singh, out Lbw!! Looks like Vishaul Singh has opted for the review. Given out LBW and looked to be pretty straightforward but is the height a factor here? Abbas is from round the wicket, gets the ball to skid on and raps the front pad above the knee-roll. Umpire's call on height, so Vishaul Singh will have to go. Vishaul Singh lbw b Abbas 8(44)

4

Shah to Dowrich, FOUR, opens up his stance and opens up the mid-wicket area for this pull. Picked the length and went with the shot. Good hit

6

Shah to Holder, SIX, and yes, Holder has gone for it. Not in pain now, certainly. Sees that the long-off is in now and goes for the loft. Nails it

W

to Dowrich, out Bowled!! Early strike for Pakistan.The change of angle doing the trick. He came from round the wicket this delivery and has removed Dowrich. A nothing shot really, very poor from the West Indies keeper. It was a short of length just outside off, the ball took ages to reach the batsman. He could've left it all alone, instead he has a tame waft at it from the crease with laden feet. The ball takes the inside edge and crashes back onto the stumps. Dowrich is distraught, has every right to be. First wicket for . Dowrich b 20(53) [4s-1]

4

Shah to Holder, FOUR, "Not the simplest of shots for a man who is 6 feet and 5 inches taller to go low and play the sweep" lauds Ian Bishop on air. Totally agree. He lowered his centre of gravity as soon as he saw the ball pitched down leg, unleashed the sweep very fine and earned himself a boundary

4

to Holder, FOUR, Holder has had enough. "This man shouldn't bat too low," shouts Bazid Khan on air. What a shot. Such grace and elegance behind it, it's like a ray of sun on a cloudy day. Full on the stumps, Holder just leans forward and lifts it nonchalantly straight down the ground. One bounce and over the ropes

W

Abbas to Roston Chase, out Bowled!! Cleaned him up. Top ball from Abbas - Waqar Younis-esque. A semblance of reverse as well. A toe-crusher, nips back in menacingly. Chase was startled by it, played down the wrong line. He misses, the ball pings the pad and ricochets back onto the stumps. Abbas was appealing for a lbw, was unaware that the ball had crashed the stumps. Roston Chase b Abbas 69(155) [4s-5]

W

Abbas to Devendra Bishoo, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Has Pakistan taken another one? The umpire's are not sure and they have referred it upstairs. A case of bump ball? Fair delivery. No, it's not a bump ball. The catch is clean as well. So, Bishoo has to walk back to the hut. Two wickets in two balls and Abbas is on a hat-trick now. What a turnaround from Pakistan. From round the wicket, he hurls it full and outside off, Bishoo squeezed at that. Ekes out an outside edge that flew to Younis at second slip. The ball dipping on him, he bent low, made sure his hands were under the ball and pouched it safely. Devendra Bishoo c Younis Khan b Abbas 0(1)

W

Abbas to Alzarri Joseph, out Bowled!! Knocked him over. Fourth wicket for Abbas. West Indies are quaking. A rip-roaring yorker at the base of the stumps, you can't expect a tail-ender to negotiate it. Too quick and he fails to dig it out. Perhaps, the ball rapped his boot first and then deflected back onto the stumps. Too good. Abbas is chuffed, has his arms aloft in joy. Alzarri Joseph b Abbas 0(8)

4

Shah to Holder, FOUR, connects and connects well. Goes low, gets under this leg-break and swats it firmly in front of square on the on-side

W

Abbas to Gabriel, out Caught by Azam!! Gabriel has been given out on-field. It was for a bat-pad and he has decided to review it. Fair delivery. There was definitely two sounds there. OUT it is. The original decision stands. It's a fifer for Abbas. He kisses the turf in delight. West Indies have been routed for 247. It was a fuller length delivery on leg, Gabriel tried to flick it into the on-side, in the process, gets an inside edge onto his pad and the ball lobbed up straight to short leg. Holder's fears came true. Gabriel couldn't survive the final ball off the over. Gabriel c Azam b Abbas 0(6)

4

Joseph to Azhar Ali, FOUR, now this is the cut shot he missed few overs back. Controllable bounce on this short ball outside off, Ali rides the cut away this time, away from the point fielder. First boundary of the Test

OT

to Azhar Ali, no run, goes for a review immediately. Hit on the back leg by this ball that jags in sharply. The front pad is close enough, so the umpire would have been in doubt because of that, because then, the impact would have been dicey. But with slowmos suggesting that the ball hit the back thigh, bang in front of the stumps, height is the only factor in question now. Ball-tracking is in and it's going over the stumps. And it's umpire's call on impact, can you believe? Unbelievable. Ridiculous. Can go with the ball going over the stumps, but to me, that looked very linear. Anyway, West Indies lose this review

W

Chase to Masood, out Caught by Holder!! This was fifteen balls in the making. Chase has been excellent since the first ball he's bowled today. Friggin' flawless. This is a damp pitch - understandly on the first morning of the Test - so there's consistent turn and bounce for the spinner. And this ball to Chase's credit has been pitched very full. Invites a drive and then turns away just enough to take a low outside edge to second slip. Good from captain Holder: first in having a second slip to Chase and then in taking this inches above the ground, with the alertness of a newly-hired nightwatchman. Masood c Holder b Chase 9(30)

4

to Azhar Ali, FOUR, poor delivery from . Sprays it on the pads. Azhar Ali gets across and gets a tickle past the keeper's dive. Wasn't far away from Dowrich's reach. Just manages to escape and into the fine leg fence

6

Chase to Azhar Ali, SIX, out of nowhere. Azhar Ali dances down the track and launches it over long-on. First signs of aggression today from Azhar Ali

6

Chase to Azhar Ali, SIX, another six for Azhar Ali. Sinks low and slog sweeps it over deep mid-wicket. He took that from outside off-stump and connects well. The fielder there was just a spectator

4

Joseph to Babar Azam, FOUR, Joseph comes back for his second spell and slips one onto the pads. Babar Azam flicks it along the ground and the ball has enough legs to dribble over the deep square leg fence

4

Joseph to Babar Azam, FOUR, crashed! Short and wide outside off. An ideal delivery for any batsman. Babar Azam cuts it to deep point and spoils Joseph's over

D

Bishoo to Babar Azam, no run, "Catchhhhhhh" was the cry from Bishoo, but Dowrich can't grab that. Dropped. What a clanger. Bishoo tosses it up beautifully outside off, drags Azam like a magnet and spins away sharply, Azam presses forward to defend, gets a tiny nick and it goes straight into the mitts of the keeper and pops out. Balloons up in the air, deflects off the first slip fielder's hand and drops to ground. Dowrich tries to gobble it up again but fails. A chance out of nowhere but it has been shelled. Bishoo is furious

4

Bishoo to Babar Azam, FOUR, that's meat and drink for a starving Azam. Half-tracker from Bishoo, Azam spots it early and nails the pull in front of square on the on-side

OT

Bishoo to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, fifty for Ali. His 26th in Tests. No celebration, just a casual salute of the bat to the dressing room and a meagre crowd applauds. Reaches the milestone with a drive through cover for a brace

4

to Azhar Ali, FOUR, 's radar goes a bit wonky. Vrooms it down leg, Ali gets behind it and tickles fine. is aghast

4

to Azhar Ali, FOUR, delicately played by Ali. Sees the width and throws his bat at it, gets an outside edge that flies over the cordon. 100-run stand up

OT

Joseph to Babar Azam, 3 runs, Azam takes a cue from his partner and composes his 4th Test fifty. A short of length delivery outside off, Azam uses his bottom hand and the pace of the bowler to steer it through cover. There was some hesitation but they steal three runs in the end. Waves his bat to the dressing room and Azhar Ali embraces him

W

Joseph to Babar Azam, out Caught by K Powell!! Much needed breakthrough for West Indies. It was a nothing shot. He tried to pull out of the shot, but was too late to do so. Fullish length delivery outside off, Babar Azam's feet moved nowhere and the ball runs off the face of the blade to first slip. Powell takes a good low catch. Babar Azam c K Powell b Joseph 55(124) [4s-3]

4

to Azhar Ali, FOUR, it was written four all over it. Short and wide outside off. Azhar Ali jumps into position quickly and crunches it past point for a boundary

4

Joseph to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short delivery sits up nicely to be hit. Azhar Ali is watching the ball like a football and he nails it to deep mid-wicket

4

Chase to Azhar Ali, FOUR, mistimes the sweep but gets a boundary. The ball dips, meaning all Azhar could connect with was the bottom half of his bat. Four nonetheless

4

to Younis Khan, FOUR, now this has been slapped away through covers. And for once, the outfield's a friend. Short and wide, Younis rides it like a rodney horse

W

to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! Technology has the better of Younis Khan. His last innings or not, we shall know. Now this decision was really very interesting. Looked like it was going down but the umpire takes his time and then gives it out, following a desperate appeal from . And Younis consults with Azhar Ali and reviews. He is caught on the shuffle by this in-ducker, and is pinned on the side of the front knee-roll. No inside edge but the off-stump is visible there, just a bit. The ball-tracking suggests the impact to be in line, which is fine, and the ball to be just about clipping the leg-stump. So Younis Khan has to go, hopefully not for the last time ever. Younis Khan lbw b 18(75) [4s-1]

D

to Misbah, no run, dropped by Dowrich. Wasn't an easy catch, for it was always dipping, but Dowrich was wrong-footed, moving to his left, and gets zero marks. A healthy nick from Misbah here. Had to be forward to this fullish length. Wasn't. And edged it behind. West Indies drop another, Dowrich drops another

OT

to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, that's it! Another Test hundred for Azhar Ali. It is his 14th in Test cricket. Gets there with a flick down to fine leg. Runs back for a brace and has his hands up in the air. Takes his helmet off and soaks in the applause from the Pakistani dressing room. Goes down on his knees and does the Sajdah

4

to Azhar Ali, FOUR, wow! That's an eye catcher from Azhar Ali. Only the second boundary of the morning and this has to be the shot of the match so far. Text-book straight drive on display from Azhar Ali to a ball that was full on middle. No need to run for those

4

Joseph to Misbah, FOUR, finally a run off Misbah's bat. Had to be a full toss from Joseph for Misbah to punch it down the ground for a boundary

W

Chase to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Something had to give. Pakistan had been patient too long, West Indies very persistent. Azhar Ali gets out after what has been a very patient hundred, but gets out to an ugly bout of aggression. What irony. Sinks to slog-sweep this but the ball dips right in front and scoots under his bat swipe, turning in to take the top of middle-stump. Azhar Ali b Chase 127(334) [4s-8 6s-2]

4

to Misbah, FOUR, what a hook! Summons it from outside off and shoves it over the square leg ump

4

Chase to Misbah, FOUR, he's starting to get going. About time. Rocks back and whacks this length ball through mid-wicket

4

Chase to Shafiq, FOUR, signs of aggression from Shafiq. Shafiq comes down the track and chips it over the in-field. The ball bounces a couple of times before hitting the ad boards

4

Chase to Shafiq, FOUR, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Shafiq clears his front foot and slog sweeps it wide of deep squareleg fielder. One bounce and into the fence for his second boundary of the over

W

Chase to Shafiq, out Caught by Vishaul Singh!! Shafiq perishes trying to up the ante. He was looking positive, but this time picks the man to perfection. Sinks low to slog sweep, connects well too but West Indies had a man in the deep. Vishaul Singh, who had a bad day on the field yesterday takes a good catch over his head. Shafiq c Vishaul Singh b Chase 17(38) [4s-2]

4

Chase to Misbah, FOUR, short down the leg, Misbah pulls it along the ground. Bishoo puts in a dive and tries to pull it back, but wasn't in control and his foot disturbs the ad cushion. The umpire signals a boundary

4

Bishoo to Misbah, FOUR, wasn't all that short. Misbah is quick to get into position and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary

4

Bishoo to Misbah, FOUR, another fifty for Misbah. What a series he is having. Thumps this over mid-off and gets to his fifty. Raises his bat to his teammates and celebrates the landmark

6

Chase to Misbah, SIX, a huge hit from Misbah. Gets under the ball and slog sweeps it over the deep mdi-wicket fence

W

Chase to Misbah, out Caught by Dowrich!! Misbah perishes after a huge hit. Attempts the reverse sweep. Was early into the shot even before the ball was bowled. Chase sees that and dishes it well outside leg-stump to make things difficult for Misbah. As the line was outside the leg stump, all he could do was get a top edge to the keeper as he failed to reach out to the ball. Umpires call tea. Misbah c Dowrich b Chase 59(148) [4s-6 6s-1]

4

to Sarfraz, FOUR, a short loopy ball outside off. And what does Sarfraz do: makes a very late decision to play, fires himself up and cuts it over the lone slipper. Why not

OT

Chase to Amir, no run, they have gone up for the review. So this delivery straightens on off-stump and looks to have hit the bat and front pad together. But cut to the slowmo replays and you spot the bat tucked behind the pad. So the impact is on the pad first, most definitely. Time for ball-tracking: going over the top! Whaaaaaaaat? I am in utter disbelief. Looked like at least clipping but it's way over. The interesting bit is that though Amir was on his front foot, he was seated in the crease. Not a gigantic front foot strike that lets you get away. WI lose the review

W

to Amir, out Bowled!! Now that's a plan well executed. had switched to round the wicket to Amir, trying to cut any sort of room outside off. Does so here again but what he does better is get the ball to nip back in, making that incoming angle doubly dangerous. The ball skids on, before Amir could look to squeeze it out, and takes the top of leg-stump. Bam, a wicket and West Indies keep themselves afloat in this deciding Test match. Amir b 7(16)

W

to Yasir Shah, out Caught by K Powell!! A dolly to first slip.. err.. it pops out.. and it's back in. Powell does well to catch hold of the rebound but that was a one-take catch - chest-high and just the right pace on this slow pitch. And what a ball from this. Bangs it on a back of a length and gets it to crack up with nip away. Yasir is sitting back in his crease, rightly for this length, but the ball's just too good. Takes the shoulder of the bat and pops to first slip, where it's taken on the second attempt. on a hat-trick! Yasir Shah c K Powell b 0(1)

4

to Sarfraz, FOUR, now this short ball is outside off and allows Sarfraz to hack it over the slip cordon with an upper cut, tap, or whatever you want to call it

4

Joseph to Sarfraz, FOUR, that's the ugliest runs Sarfraz will score. Runs down the track and meets a ball that's been angled in, with its length shortened. Still goes through and pistols an edge over slip

OT

Chase to Sarfraz, no run, West Indies review. Sarfraz has missed a sweep here, is hit very low on the front leg. But firstly, it's too far down the track, and secondly, it might have brished the under-edge as Sarfraz rolled out his sweep. Indeed, an inside edge that plonks the pad. So WI have no reviews left

4

Chase to Sarfraz, FOUR, beautifully driven through the covers. Sarfraz reaches out for the full delivery and crahses it to sweeper cover. The ball had enough legs to reach the fence on this heavy outfield

OT

Bishoo to Sarfraz, 1 run, quicker short delivery on the stumps, Sarfraz pulls it to the left of mid-on and calls for two, but can't make it. Gets to his 13th Test fifty with a single. His teamamtes are up on their feet to applaud the effort

W

Bishoo to Sarfraz, out Caught by Shai Hope!! Bishoo gets his first wicket. Sarfraz goes for the big booming drive to a ball spinning away sharply. All he manages is a thick outside edge to first slip. Hope takes a good sharp catch as the ball was travelling at the rate of knots. Sarfraz c Shai Hope b Bishoo 51(73) [4s-4]

4

to Hasan Ali, FOUR, what a hit that is to get your first Test runs. won't like it one bit. Full delivery, right in the slot. Hasan Ali clears his front foot and thumps it over the bowler's head for a boundary

4

to Hasan Ali, FOUR, short delivery and Hasan Ali takes it on. More of a forehand as he pulls it awkwardly over mid-wicket. The ball has enough legs to dribble over the fence

W

Bishoo to Mohammad Abbas, out Stumped!! That's the final wicket. Bishoo tosses it up and draws Mohammad Abbas out of the crease. Abbas tries to go over the top and misses. Fails to get his foot back inside the crease and an easy stumping chance for Dowrich. Whips the bails and completes the formalities. Mohammad Abbas st Dowrich b Bishoo 4(43)

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