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Brilliant Brathwaite stars as Windies beat Pakistan to end winless streak

Last updated on: November 03, 2016 15:32 IST

West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite bats enroute his match-winning half-century on Day 5 of the 3rd Test in Sharjah on Thursday

IMAGE: West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite bats enroute his match-winning half-century on Day 5 of the 3rd Test in Sharjah on Thursday. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich struck unbeaten half-centuries to guide West Indies to a first Test victory in 14 matches as the Caribbean side beat Pakistan by five wickets on the final morning of the third Test in Sharjah on Thursday.

Opener Brathwaite, who carried his bat for an unbeaten 142 in the first innings, and Dowrich each scored 60 in adding 87 for the unbroken sixth wicket after West Indies had been reduced to 67 for five chasing 153 for victory.

Pakistan's Yasir Shah takes the wicket of West Indies' Leon Johnson

IMAGE: Pakistan's Yasir Shah takes the wicket of West Indies' Leon Johnson. Photograph: Chris Whiteoak/Getty Images

The victory ended a 13-match streak without a victory (10 losses and three draws) for West Indies, stretching back to May last year when they beat England at home. Pakistan won the three-match series 2-1.

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed figures of 3-40 in the second innings while paceman Wahab Riaz, who had taken a five-wicket haul in the first, added two more to his tally.

SCOREBOARD

Pakistan 1st innings: 281 (S. Aslam 74, Misbah-ul-Haq 53, Y. Khan 51, S. Ahmed 51; D. Bishoo 4-77)

West Indies 1st innings 337 (K. Brathwaite 142no, R. Chase 50; W. Riaz 5-88)                        

Pakistan 2nd innings: 208 (A. Ali 91; J. Holder 5-30)

West Indies 2nd innings: (Overnight: 114-5; Target: 153 runs)

K Brathwaite not out 60

L Johnson lbw b Shah 12

Darren Bravo c S Ahmed b Shah 3

M Samuels c Babar b Shah 10

J Blackwood b Riaz 4

R Chase c Nawaz b Riaz 2

S Dowrich not out 60

Extras: (lb-2 nb-1) 3

Total: (for 5 wickets, 43.5 overs) 154

Fall of wickets: 1-29 L Johnson, 2-35 Da. Bravo, 3-57 M Samuels, 4-63 J Blackwood, 5-67 R Chase

Did not bat: J Holder, D Bishoo, S Gabriel A Joseph

Bowling: M Amir 9.5 - 0 - 43 - 0(nb-1); W Riaz 12-0-46-2; Y Shah 15-4-40-3; Z Babar 3-1-3-0; M Nawaz 4-0-20-0.

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