Pak­istan in dom­i­nant po­si­tion

New Straits Times - - Sport -

CARY (NORTH CAROLINA): You­nis Khan and Mis­bah-ul-Haq are poised to end their sto­ried ca­reers on a win­ning note after Pak­istan played their way into a strong po­si­tion in the Third Test against West Indies on Satur­day.

On a day when the match came alive, Pak­istan de­clared at 174 for eight wick­ets in their sec­ond in­nings, set­ting West Indies a vic­tory tar­get of 304 runs at Wind­sor Park in Roseau on the is­land of Do­minica.

The home team were seven for one wicket at stumps, still re­quir­ing another 297 runs after legspin­ner Yasir Shah claimed the scalp of Kieran Pow­ell, caught at silly point for four.

Pak­istan will fancy their chances of win­ning the third and de­cid­ing Test as the se­ries comes down to the fi­nal day tied at 1-1.

You­nis and Mis­bah ended their bat­ting ca­reers less than four overs apart, both caught sweep­ing, Mis­bah for two and You­nis for 35.

Both play­ers were given a guard of hon­our by their team mates as they left the ground, You­nis bow­ing out as the high­est ever Pak­istani run-scorer, with 10,099 runs in 118 Tests at an av­er­age of just over 52.

Cap­tain Mis­bah de­parts with 5222 runs in 75 Tests at an av­er­age of more than 46.

Ear­lier, West Indies were all out for 247 in their first in­nings, adding only 29 runs to their overnight score as five wick­ets tum­bled quickly. Reuters

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