Brath­waite holds off Pak­istan

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Opener Kraigg Brath­waite’s 12th Test 50 led West Indies’ fight­back on the sec­ond day of the fi­nal Test against Pak­istan in Shar­jah.

The vis­i­tors who trail Pak­istan by just 37 runs with four wick­ets in hand had bowled out Mis­bah-ulHaq’s side within the first hour of play on day two be­fore slump­ing to 38-3 by lunch.

Brath­waite stitched two 83-run part­ner­ships with Ros­ton Chase and later Shane Dowrich to steady the ship for the Caribbeans.

Dowrich played on a Wa­hab Riaz de­liv­ery just three short of his fourth Test 50 to make way for cap­tain Ja­son Holder who ne­go­ti­ated the fi­nal few overs of the day be­fore the dy­ing sun­light forced play to end.

Though Pak­istan seem to be marginally ahead a more de­ter­mined look­ing West Indies could make it an in­ter­est­ing fi­nal three days and stop Pak­istan from mak­ing a his­toric 9-0 sweep of the tour. The first few hours of play will be key in de­ter­min­ing the bal­ance of the game. The third day’s play starts 10am this morn­ing UAE time.

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