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Pakistan favourite on final day after setting target of 304 runs

Misbah ul Haq (centre) given a guard of honour from his team mates
Misbah ul Haq (centre) given a guard of honour from his team mates

Pakistan 376 & 174-8 dec (Younis 35) v
West Indies 247 & 7-1 (Yasir 1-2)
Third Test, Dominica, day four

After Pakistan set a target of 304 runs for West Indies in the final innings, Yasir Shah managed to remove Kieran Powell in the final delivery of day four to leave the hosts reeling at seven for one in the third and deciding Test in Dominica.

West Indies resumed their first innings at 218 for five. Shane Dowrich (20) failed to add to his overnight score while Roston Chase's (69) return from injury did not prove fruitful.

Jason Holder (30 not out) waged a lone fight on day four as West Indies managed to add just 29 runs to their overnight total and were dismissed for 247 runs, handing a 129 run first innings lead to Pakistan. For Pakistan, Mohammad Abbas (5-46) picked his maiden five-wicket haul.

In their second innings, Pakistan lost Azhar Ali (3) and Babar Azam (0) early and went into lunch at eight for two.

As the runs were hard to come by, Younis Khan (35) tried to grind as Pakistan added just 64 runs in the second session. Devendra Bishoo (2-54) handed a heartbreak to the Pakistan fans when he dismissed both Younis and Misbah ul Haq (2) in their final innings at international level while Shannon Gabriel (2-24) trapped Shan Masood (21) LBW.

Pakistan went into tea at 72 for five, after stretching their lead past the 200 run mark.

Alzarri Joseph (3-53) was clinical in the final session but late fights from Mohammad Amir (27), Yasir Shah (38 not out) and Hasan Ali (15 not out) helped Pakistan to 174 for eight before the declaration came.

Needing 304 runs in the final innings, West Indies lost Kieran Powell (4) in the 39 deliveries of play and were reduced to seven for one, needing 297 more runs to win with nine wickets in hand.

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