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Azhar Ali leads Pakistan charge on rain marred opening day in Dominica

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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Glorious Gabriel bowls West Indies to series levelling win against Pakistan

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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Cheteshwar Pujara heads to Nottinghamshire

Indian Test star Cheteshwar Pujara has signed for a four-match championship stint with Nottinghamshire, the English county cricket club announced on Thursday.

Pujara has replaced Australia pacer James Pattinson, who will be on national duty for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy.

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Yasir Shah takes 6-fer to trigger late West Indies collapse

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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West Indies bounce back, limit Pakistan to 81 run lead

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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