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Pakistan firmly on top in first Test against West Indies

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A double strike in the final session from Shannon Gabriel brought West Indies back into the first Test of the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Series against Pakistan on Sunday.  The rugged fast bowler ended the third day with 2-37 from 16 overs, as the Pakistanis reached 201 for four, replying to the Windies’ first innings total of 286, when bad light stopped play with 10.4 overs remaining.

Until Gabriel’s intervention, Pakistan looked in control, as Babar Azam with 72 and Younus Khan with 58 resolutely added 131 for third wicket, after the visitors had stumbled to 54 for two. 

But Gabriel had Younus caught at cover in his 14th over after the Pakistani maestro became the first man from his country to score 10,000 Test runs and bowled Babar off the inside edge in his next over.

The visitors were 186 for four, leaving Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, not out on five, and Asad Shafiq, not out on five, to bat through the remainder of the day.

Earlier, West Indies captain Jason Holder remained unbeaten 57 and Muhammad Amir finished with career-best 6-44 from 26 overs, as West Indies were bowled out about 15 minutes after a delayed start to the day.

Summarised scores:

WEST INDIES 286 (Roston Chase 63, Jason Holder 57, Shane Dowrich 56, Kieran Powell 33, Devendra Bishoo 28; Mohammed Amir 6-44, Yasir Shah 2-91)

PAKISTAN 201 for four (Babar Azam 72, Younis Khan 58, Ahmed Shezad 31; Shannon Gabriel 2-37)