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Pakistan defy Roston Chase century to seal thrilling victory

Younis Khan (left) and Misbah ul Haq celebrating the win
Younis Khan (left) and Misbah ul Haq celebrating the win

Pakistan 376 & 174-8 dec (Younis 35) beat
West Indies 247 & 202 (Chase 101no) by 101 runs
Third Test, Dominica, day five

An unbeaten century from Roston Chase was not enough for West Indies as they were dismissed in the penultimate over of the final day as Pakistan completed a 101-run victory in the third and final Test in Dominica to wrap up the series 2-1.

The result also meant both Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan signed off from international cricket on a high with a series victory which wouldn't have been possible without another five-wicket haul from leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

West Indies resumed the day at seven for one, needing another 297 runs more for a win. In the third over of the day, Kraigg Brathwaite (6) was caught at backward point to give Yasir (5-92) his second wicket.

Shimron Hetmyer (25) and Shai Hope (17) consolidated a bit with a 25-run stand before Mohammad Amir (1-22) returned to castle the former.

Chase (101 not out) looked positive from outset but just at the stroke of lunch, Hasan Ali (3-33) got his maiden Test wicket when he trapped Shai Hope (17) LBW as West Indies went into lunch at 73 for four.

In the third over of the second session, Yasir claimed his third wicket after having Vishaul Singh (2) caught at short leg and soon Shane Dowrich (2) too fell in a similar fashion. West Indies were reeling at 93 for six at that stage.

Chase brought yet another fifty that came in the 52nd over while Jason Holder (22) provided solid support at the other end. The duo brought their fifty run stand and the hosts went into tea at 146 for six.

Hasan handed Chase a reprieve in the first over of the final session but he soon made amends for it when he trapped Holder LBW two overs later.

But that did not stop West Indies from fighting back as Chase along with Devendra Bishoo (3) negotiated 88 deliveries between them but Mohammad Abbas (1-31) provided respite for Pakistan when he surprised the latter with a bouncer that he nicked behind to the keeper.

In a span of four overs, Chase was given two more chances, when Hasan put him down again off his own bowling while Abbas had him caught behind in a delivery that he overstepped.

The final hour started with West Indies positioned at 188 for eight and with a boundary down the ground, Chase completed a fine century but Alzarri Joseph's (5) 32-ball fight ended when he nicked a Hasan delivery behind the stumps.

With eight overs to go, both Chase and Shannon Gabriel (4) managed to negotiate 41 deliveries before the latter was dismissed in the final delivery of the penultimate over to leave Chase stranded at the other end.

Chase was awarded the player of the match while Yasir bagged man of the series award.

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