Bravo dismissed early as West Indies chases 456

BY foxsports • October 24, 2016

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) West Indies lost the key wicket of Darren Bravo after Pakistan set up a 456-run target Monday on the fourth day of the second test.

Bravo, who scored a resilient century in the first day-night test loss at Dubai, played a loose cut off seamer Rahat Ali to get dismissed for 13 as West Indies reached 86-2 at tea. West Indies still requires 370 runs with eight wickets remaining.

Opening batsman Kraigg Braithwaite scored his first half century of the series and was unbeaten on 55, with Marlon Samuels not out on 9.

Earlier, Pakistan declared their second innings at 227-2 after resuming at 114-1 to take a 455-run lead.

Pakistan got a massive 228-run lead but didn't enforce the follow-on for the second test in a row after West Indies was bowled out for 224 in the first innings.

Asad Shafiq hit a successive half century with a fluent unbeaten 58 and Younis Khan scored 29 before captain Misbah-ul-Haq provided his bowlers five sessions to dismiss the West Indies.

Overnight batsman Azhar Ali added another 27 before he chased Miguel Cummins wide delivery and was caught in the slips for 79 in the West Indies' lone success.

Shafiq and Younis toyed with an inexperienced West Indies seam and spin attack. Shafiq raised his half century with his third boundary when he cut off spinner Roston Chase to backward point.

West Indies wasted its remaining television referral when Jason Holder was thought to have Younis lbw on 15, but television replays clearly showed the ball would have missed the leg stump.


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