PAK­ISTAN END BRAVO VIGIL

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

PAK­ISTAN re­moved the ob­du­rate Dar­ren Bravo late on the third day of the first day-night Test to rein­vig­o­rate their cause af­ter a dogged West Indies bat­ting dis­play in Dubai Satur­day. Bravo de­fied a po­tent bowl­ing at­tack to score 87 dur­ing a 402-minute stay at the crease while Sa­muels made 76 as the West Indies closed on 315-6, still trail­ing Pak­istan’s first in­nings to­tal of 579-3 de­clared by 264 runs. Shane Dowrich was un­beaten on 27 with skip­per Ja­son Holder 10 not out at the close of play. West Indies need to reach 380 to avoid fol­low­ing-on, but the du­ra­tion of their in­nings sug­gests Pak­istan cap­tain Mis­bah-ul-haq may not en­force it and bat again. When it looked Bravo would re­main un­beaten and com­plete his eighth hun­dred he fell to a lazy push off left-arm spin­ner Mo­ham­mad Nawaz and was caught by Azhar Ali at for­ward short-leg for the debu­tant’s first wicket. Bravo hit nine fours and a six dur­ing his 258-ball vigil. Bravo had added an­other 77 for the fourth wicket with Jer­maine Black­wood (37) but fiery pace­man Wa­hab Riaz took two quick­fire wick­ets af­ter Pak­istan took the sec­ond new ball with the score at 229-3. The re­main­ing two Tests will be played in Abu Dhabi (Oc­to­ber 2125) and Shar­jah (Oc­to­ber 30-Novem­ber 3).

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