Cricket: Unbeaten Brathwaite gives Windies hope of consolation win

Sports Tuesday 01/November/2016 19:04 PM
By: Times News Service
Cricket: Unbeaten Brathwaite gives Windies hope of consolation win

Sharjah: Kraigg Brathwaite carried his bat for an unbeaten 142 to put West Indies in a strong position to beat Pakistan in the third and final Test in Sharjah on Tuesday.
Opener Brathwaite occupied the crease for more than eight hours to lead the touring side to 337 in their first innings and they then reduced Pakistan to 87 for four at the close on day three.
West Indies captain Jason Holder took three early wickets as Pakistan collapsed to 48 for four but Azhar Ali (45 not out) and Sarfraz Ahmed (19 not out) dug in to build a lead of 31 runs for their side.
Brathwaite became the fifth West Indies batsman to carry his bat through a completed test innings.
Pakistan hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. - Reuters
Pakistan 1st innings: 281 (S. Aslam 74, Misbah-ul Haq 53, Y. Khan 51, S. Ahmed 51; D. Bishoo 4-77)
West Indies 1st innings:
K. Brathwaite not out 142
L. Johnson lbw b Riaz 1
D. Bravo c Amir b Babar 11
M. Samuels lbw b Shah 0
J. Blackwood c Shafiq b Amir 23
R. Chase c Y. Khan b Amir 50
S. Dowrich b Riaz 47
J. Holder b Amir 16
D. Bishoo c S. Ahmed b Riaz 27
A. Joseph c Shah b Riaz 6
S. Gabriel c S. Ahmed b Riaz 0
Extras (lb-6, nb-8) 14
Total (all out, 115.4 overs) 337
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-32, 3-38, 4-68, 5-151, 6-234, 7-263, 8-323, 9-333, 10-337
Bowling: M. Amir 25-5-71-3 (nb-5), W. Riaz 26.4-1-88-5 (nb-3), Y. Shah 26-2-80-1, Z. Babar 21-3-56-1, M. Nawaz 11-2-20-0, A. Ali 6-0-16-0
Pakistan 2nd innings:
S. Aslam c Joseph b Holder 17
A. Ali not out 45
A. Shafiq c D. Bravo b Holder 0
Y. Khan c Dowrich b Holder 0
Misbah-ul Haq c Bishoo b Chase 4
S. Ahmed not out 19
Extras (nb-2) 2
Total (for 4 wickets, 39 overs) 87
Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-41, 3-41, 4-48
To bat: M. Nawaz, W. Riaz, Y. Shah, M. Amir, Z. Babar
Bowling: S. Gabriel 8-1-14-0 (nb-2), A. Joseph 6-1-16-0, J. Holder 9-4-10-3, K. Brathwaite 1-0-5-0, R. Chase 13-1-39-1, D. Bishoo 2-0-3-0
Umpires: I. Gould & P. Reiffel
TV umpire: R. Illingworth
Match referee: Jeff Crowe