West Indies vs Pakistan 3rd Test Day 2: West Indies make cautious start after Pakistan score 376

Azhar celebrates after bringing up his 14th Test century

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

The West Indies made a cautious start to their innings after Azhar Ali scored 127 to help Pakistan score 376 on the second day of the third Test in Dominica.

Starting off the day on 169/2, Pakistan lost veteran batsman Younis Khan, who is playing in his last Test match, for 18.

Azhar and captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who is also playing in his final Test match, made up for the early loss of Younis with a 64-run partnership before Azhar was clean bowled by Roston Chase for 127, which came off 334 balls and included eight boundaries and two sixes.

Asad Shafiq fell shortly after for 17, while Misbah went on to make 59 off 148 balls, which included six boundaries and a six.

Misbah scored his 39th Test fifty

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

With Mohammad Amir and Yasir Shah being dismissed off consecutive deliveries, wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed provided some late fireworks as he struck 51 off 73 balls, which included four boundaries, before he was removed by Devendra Bishoo.

Pakistan were eventually bowled out for 376 when Mohammad Abbas was stumped by Shane Dowrich off the bowling of Bishoo for eight runs.

Chase was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while captain Jason Holder took three, Bishoo got two and Alzarri Joseph claimed one.

Trailing by 376 runs, Kieran Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite chose to take a defensive approach as they wanted to ensure the West Indies lost no wickets prior to stumps.

The duo put together an unbeaten 14-run partnership before play was brought to an end for the day.

Powell finished on nine, while Brathwaite remained undefeated on five.

The West Indies ended day two on 14/0 and will continue batting on Friday at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT.

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