West Indies needs 39 more to deny Pakistan sweep in 3rd test

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) Opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich lifted West Indies to within sight of a consolation win in the third test on Wednesday, and denying Pakistan a clean sweep.

West Indies bowled out Pakistan in the middle session for 208 to set up a target of 153, and was a tense 114-5 at stumps on day four. The visitors need 39 more runs for their first win in 14 tests and 18 months, and first win away from home against a major team since 2007.

Brathwaite, who carried his bat in the first innings, was yet again unbeaten on a composed 44 off 88 balls. Dowrich was 36 not out.

West Indies was a dodgy 67-5 when they came together, adding 47 runs.

Legspinner Yasir Shah (3-30) and Wahab Riaz (2-30) dented the West Indies run chase.

Pakistan, already leading the series 2-0, collapsed from 87-4 overnight to be all out with more than four sessions left in the match.

West Indies captain Jason Holder secured his maiden five-wicket haul with 5-30.

Azhar Ali top-scored with 91 and added 86 runs with Sarfraz Ahmed (42) before both fell to legspinner Devendra Bishoo (3-46) while attempting needless shots. Holder grabbed the last two wickets to finish off Pakistan.