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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.

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West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell survived purposeful bowling from the visitors in a tense 45 minutes before stumps as the host began their first innings in the decisive third and final Test in Dominica.

Brathwaite was not out on five and left-hander Powell was not out on nine, as the Windies reached 14 without loss, replying to the Pakistanis’ first innings total of 376 at the close on the second day of the contest at Windsor Park.

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Azhar Ali and Babar Azam led Pakistan’s batting with half-centuries in the third Test of the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Series today in Dominica .

The Windies encountered an unresponsive Windsor Park pitch after they won the toss under cloudy skies and chose to field, and in between two rain delays, they endured another grind, as Azhar, unbeaten on 85, and Babar with 55, propelled the Pakistanis to 169 for two at the close on the first day.

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Bowling hero Shannon Gabriel and captain Jason Holder shared eight wickets and ripped through Pakistan’s batting to give West Indies a 106-run victory in the second Test in Barbados on Thursday.

Gabriel grabbed 5-11 from 11 overs, Holder supported with 3-23 from 11.4 overs and fellow fast bowler Alzarri Joseph scalped 2-42 from 12 overs, as the Pakistanis, chasing 188 for victory, were dismissed for 81 in their second innings about 40 minutes before tea on the final day of the contest at Kensington Oval.

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Shai Hope missed out on a maiden Test hundred, but gave West Indies a fighting chance in the second Test of the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Series against Pakistan in Barbados.

The 23-year-old hometown boy anchored the Windies’ resistance before falling for a career-best 90, as the home team reached 264 for nine in their second innings – a lead of 183 – at the close on the fourth day of the contest at Kensington Oval.

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The West Indies bounced back in the second test against Pakistan, bowling out the visitors despite Azhar Ali scoring his 13th Test hundred and resolute batting from Misbah-ul-Haq to limit Pakistan’s advance in Barbados.

Shannon Gabriel was the most successful bowler with 4-81 from 32 overs, as the Pakistanis were dismissed for 393, replying to the Windies’ first innings total of 312, on the third day of the contest at Kensington Oval.

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Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo struck two late blows to help the West Indies hit back as Pakistan ended the second day of the second cricket Test at 172/3 at the Kensington Oval. Opener Azhar Ali (81 not out) and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (7 not out) were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

Pakistan, on Monday, got off to a great start with Azhar and Ahmed Shehzad putting on 155 for the opening wicket, before Bishoo and pacer Shannon Gabriel struck in the final session of play to reduce the visitors to 172/3 in response to the home side's first innings score of 312.

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