Pakistan keep West Indies in check after Yasir Shah's three-wicket haul

Roston Chase celebrating his fifty on day three of Dominica Test
Roston Chase celebrating his fifty on day three of Dominica Test
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Pakistan 376 (Azhar 127) v
West Indies 218-5 (Chase 60no)
Third Test, Dominica, day three
Scorecard

Roston Chase was among the runs once again before retiring hurt but Pakistan did well to restrict West Indies to 218 for five at stumps on day three of the third Test in Dominica.

West Indies started the day at 14 for naught, trailing Pakistan by 362 runs. Pakistan bowlers kept things tight right from ball one as West Indies could manage only 25 runs in 15 overs.

The pressure eventually got the better of Kieran Powell (31) as he was caught at silly mid on in the 27th over to give Yasir Shah (3-108) his first wicket. Shimron Hetmyer (17) was positive during his 18-ball knock that also had a six but was soon dismissed by the leg-spinner, when he nicked one to the keeper.

In the final delivery before lunch, Yasir ended Kraigg Brathwaite's (29) 123-ball vigil as West Indies ended the session at 97 for three.

Shai Hope (29) and Chase (60 retired hurt) showed a lot of resilience in the second session with the latter surviving a review from Pakistan for LBW in the 60th over.

Hope was handed a reprieve when he was put down by Asad Shafiq but his 55 run association with Chase ended when he chipped a delivery from Azhar Ali (1-15) at short cover in the final delivery of the session. West Indies went into tea at 152 for four.

Chase completed his fifty in the 80th over of the innings but was forced to retire hurt when he was struck on the elbow by a fiery delivery from Mohammad Amir (0-24) while Vishaul Singh (8) was trapped LBW by Mohammad Abbas (1-43) few overs later.

Just when West Indies were reeling at 189 for five, Shane Dowrich (20 not out) along with Jason Holder (11 not out) saw the team through to the end of the day with their unbeaten 29 run stand.

At stumps on day three, West Indies were trailing Pakistan by 158 runs with five wickets in hand.

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