ROSEAU: Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas claimed his first 5-wicket haul in Test cricket to set off a West Indies first-innings collapse to 247 all out earlier than lunch on the fourth day of the third and last Test at Windsor Park in Dominica on Saturday.
Nevertheless, the vacationers misplaced two early wickets in looking for to construct on a primary-innings lead of 129 and can resume after the interval at eight for 2 of their second flip on the crease, an general benefit of 137 runs with eight wickets in hand.
More and more spectacular in his first Test collection, Abbas took the final 4 wickets of the innings for 3 runs in a 4-over spell after an early breakthrough from fellow pacer Mohammad Amir to complete with the superb figures of 5 for forty six off 25 disciplined overs.
West Indies’ tumble of decrease-order wickets from the in a single day place of 218 for 5 and Pakistan’s early second-innings setbacks have been in stark distinction to the tedious progress of the match with each groups combining for a pedestrian scoring price of beneath two-and-a-half runs per over as solely 15 wickets fell over the primary three days’ play.
Amir raised the guests’ hopes of incomes a probably decisive first-innings lead when he eliminated Shane Dowrich to only the fourth ball of the day because the wicketkeeper-batsman’s lazy stab outdoors the off-stump dragged the ball again onto his stumps with none addition to the in a single day rating.
Roston Chase, who was pressured to retire harm on 60 the earlier night because of a blow on his proper elbow, resumed his innings in partnership with Jason Holder and the pair appeared to be progressing with out an excessive amount of problem till Abbas changed Amir from the pavilion finish.
Chase was bowled off his pads for sixty nine by a full-size supply and Devendra Bishoo then edged his first ball low to second slip the place the ever-dependable Younis Khan got here up together with his tenth catch of the collection. For Younis, who like captain Misbah ul Haq is enjoying the ultimate match for his nation, the trouble put him into the report books for probably the most catches ever by a Pakistani fielder in a Test collection.
Alzarri Joseph survived the try at a hat-trick however Abbas was to not be denied his first 5-for, additionally bowling Joseph off his pads after which having final man Shannon Gabriel taken at brief-leg to go away Holder unbeaten on 30.
Any ideas of a sedate half-hour to the lunch break for Pakistan’s openers disappeared when Azhar Ali slashed at a brief ball from Gabriel for substitute fielder Jermaine Blackwood to take the sharp catch at backward level.
There was additional jubilation for the West Indies off the final ball earlier than the interval as Babar Azam’s poor run was prolonged together with his third duck in 4 innings. Shimron Hetmyer snared the catch at brief-leg when the best-hander pushed ahead to Chase, whose off-spinners are anticipated to play a big position via the afternoon within the house aspect’s quest to restrict Pakistan’s general benefit.
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