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Pak strike back as West Indies trail by 264

October 16, 2016 08:32 IST

Marlon Samuels

IMAGE: Marlon Samuels of West Indies leaves the field after being dismissed by Sohail Khan of Pakistan. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images.

Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo frustrated Pakistan's bowlers with a defensive and patient batting display on a slow pitch but West Indies still trailed by 264 runs at the end of the third day of the first day-night Test in Dubai on Saturday.

Samuels (76) and Bravo (87) batted resolutely before an aggressive spell of bowling from Wahab Riaz allowed Pakistan, who declared their first innings at 579 for three wickets, to make inroads into the visitors' middle order.

Wahab took the wickets of Jermaine Blackwood (37) and Roston Chase (6) before West Indies, 69-1 overnight, finished the day on 315-6.

Mohammad Nawaz took his maiden Test wicket when he had Bravo caught by Azhar Ali, who had returned to take up position at short leg after going off for treatment when he took a blow to his right hand.

Scorecard:

West Indies: 1st innings (Overnight: 69-1)

K. Brathwaite b Shah 32

L. Johnson lbw b Shah 15

Da. Bravo c Az. Ali b Nawaz 87

M. Samuels lbw b So. Khan 76

J. Blackwood c S. Ahmed b Riaz 37

R. Chase c B. Azam b Riaz 6

S. Dowrich not out 27

J. Holder not out 10

Extras (b-9 lb-8 nb-7 w-1) 25

Total (for 6 wickets, 109 overs) 315

Fall of wickets: 1-42 L. Johnson,2-69 K. Brathwaite,3-182 M. Samuels,4-259 J. Blackwood,5-266 R. Chase,6-300 Da. Bravo

Bowling: M. Amir 19 - 4 - 48 – 0(nb-1), So. Khan 16 - 2 - 56 – 1, Y. Shah 36 - 14 - 97 – 2, W. Riaz 19.3 - 3 - 53 - 2(nb-5 w-1), M. Nawaz 16 - 5 - 38 – 1(nb-1), Az. Ali 2.3 - 1 - 6 – 0.

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