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OPENER Kraigg Brath­waite be­came the fifth West In­dian bats­man to carry his bat through an in­nings which left Pak­istan on the back foot in the third and fi­nal Test in Shar­jah yes­ter­day. At tea Pak­istan were 32-0 in their sec­ond in­nings, with open­ers Azhar Ali (16) and Sami As­lam (15) at the crease, still trail­ing by 24 runs af­ter West Indies were dis­missed for 337. That gave West Indies a lead of 56 runs over Pak­istan’s first in­nings to­tal of 281. For the first time in the series West Indies surged ahead cour­tesy of a 318-ball stub­born stay of Brath­waite who an­chored the in­nings with 11 bound­aries to his name. Brath­waite added an in­valu­able 60 runs for the eighth wicket with Deven­dra Bishoo who made a solid 27 to leave Pak­istan spin-cum pace at­tack frus­trated. In the end it was left to the lively pace of Wa­hab Riaz to take the fi­nal three wick­ets for his sec­ond five-wicket haul in Tests, fin­ish­ing with 5-88 in 26.4 overs of hard work. Riaz, whose first five-wicket haul came in his de­but Test against Eng­land at The Oval in 2010, had Bishoo caught be­hind be­fore dis­miss­ing Alzarri Joseph (six) and Shan­non Gabriel (nought) to warp up the in­nings.

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