KRAIGG LEADS FIGHT­BACK

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

OPENER Kraigg Brath­waite scored a half cen­tury to lead West Indies’s fight­back af­ter los­ing three early wick­ets on the sec­ond day of the third and fi­nal Test against Pak­istan yes­ter­day. West Indies had reached 141-4 at tea as they added 103 runs in the post-lunch ses­sion af­ter strug­gling at 38-3, hav­ing lost the key wick­ets of Dar­ren Bravo (11) and Mar­lon Sa­muels for no score. At the break Brath­waite was on 55 and Ros­ton Chase 43 not out, the pair adding 73 runs for the un­bro­ken fifth wicket stand. West Indies trail Pak­istan’s first in­nings to­tal of 281 by 140 runs with six wick­ets in­tact. Brath­waite took a sin­gle off spin­ner Mo­ham­mad Nawaz to com­plete his 12th Test fifty, hav­ing so far hit six bound­aries in his 123-ball stay. Chase has also struck six bound­aries in his con­fi­dent 82-ball stay.

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