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Pakistan close in on series win against West Indies

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The West Indies crucially lost opener Kieran Powell in the final over of the day, following some terrific rearguard action from Yasir Shah and Muhammad Amir that left the hosts to chase 304 for victory against Pakistan in the decisive third and final Test of the series in Dominica.

Powell playing forward defensively to leg-spinner Yasir Shah was caught at silly mid-off for four, as the Windies reached seven for one in their second innings at the close on the penultimate day of the contest at Windsor Park.

West Indies, trailing by 129, after they were bowled out for 218 in their first innings, had reduced Pakistan to 90 for seven, but a 61-run, eighth-wicket stand between Yasir and Amir allowed the visitors the luxury of a second innings declaration five minutes before the scheduled close of play, when on 174 for eight.

Summarised scores:

PAKISTAN 376 (Azhar Ali 127, Misbah-ul-Haq 59, Babar Azam 55, Sarfraz Ahmed 51; Roston Chase 4-103, Jason Holder 3-71, Devendra Bishoo 2-61) and 174 for eight declared (Yasir Shah 38 not out, Younis Khan 35, Mohammad Amir 27, Shan Masood 21; Alzarri Joseph 3-53, Shannon Gabriel 2-24, Devendra Bishoo 2-54). WEST INDIES 247 (Roston Chase 69, Kieran Powell 31, Jason Holder 30 not out, Kraigg Brathwaite 29, Shai Hope 29; Mohammad Abbas 5-46, Yasir Shah 3-126) and seven for one.