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Pakistan eye victory on final day after Misbah, Yasir strike form

Misbah ul Haq scored an unbeaten 99 for Pakistan in the first innings
Misbah ul Haq scored an unbeaten 99 for Pakistan in the first innings
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West Indies 286 & 93-4 (Yasir 4-33) v
Pakistan 407 (Misbah 99no)
First Test, Jamaica, day four
Scorecard

After Misbah ul Haq's unbeaten 99 helped Pakistan post 407 runs in their first innings, Yasir Shah picked a four-wicket haul to restrict West Indies to 93 for four at stumps on day four of the first Test in Jamaica.

Pakistan started the day at 201 for four. Asad Shafiq (22) struck two boundaries in the 84th over to get things going for Pakistan and in the next over Misbah (99 not out) was handed a reprieve when Vishaul Singh dropped him.

West Indies finally managed a breakthrough when Shannon Gabriel (3-92) had Shafiq caught behind and after a cautious start Sarfraz Ahmed (54) decided to accelerate.

Misbah survived a review for LBW in the 102nd over while Sarfraz plundered three more boundaries to bring the 50-run partnership with his skipper.

West Indies continued to remain sloppy on the field as Shai Hope missed a stumping to hand Sarfraz a reprieve after he reached his fifty. With a six over deep midwicket, Misbah ended the session with score reading 322 for five.

In the third over of the second session, Devendra Bishoo (1-106) castled Sarfraz but Misbah reached his half-century and also managed to get 5,000 runs in Tests.

Mohammad Amir (11), Wahab Riaz (9) and Yasir (8) provided decent support to Misbah while Mohammad Abbas (1) managed to resist the West Indies attack. Just as Misbah reached 99, Abbas was trapped LBW by Roston Chase (1-37) to hand a heartbreak for the Pakistan captain.

Pakistan were dismissed for 407 runs in their first innings, having secured a 121-run first innings.

In their second innings, West Indies had a decent opening stand of 22 runs in the first 10 overs before Yasir (4-33) castled Kraigg Brathwaite (14).

Kieran Powell (49) and Shimron Hetmyer (20) showed brief resistance but Yasir once again struck dismissing the duo along with Shai Hope (6) to leave the hosts reeling at 93 for four at stumps. They now trail Pakistan by 28 runs with six wickets in hand.

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