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West Indies clinch consolation win over Pakistan at Sharjah

SHARJAH: West Indies secured their first victory since May 2015 as opener Kraigg Brathwaite capped a brilliant match with an unbeaten half-century in the third Test against Pakistan at Sharjah Thursday. Brathwaite, who carried his bat in the first innings with 142 not out, was again unbeaten on 60 as the West Indies passed their 153-run target without further loss  after beginning the fifth day on 114 for 5. Shane Dowrich, who also finished with 60 not out, edged Mohammad Amir towards third man for a boundary as West…

Sharjah Test: West Indies on brink of consolation victory

SHARJAH: Skipper Jason Holder took a maiden five-wicket haul and opener Kraigg Brathwaite stood firm in a tense chase to bring West Indies in sight of a consolation win in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Wednesday. Holder set his team -- without a win in their last 13 Tests -- on the right path with a career-best 5-30 to dismantle Pakistan for 208, which gave the West Indies a target of 153 in 135 overs spread over four sessions. When bad light forced closure nine overs early on the fourth and…

Sharjah Test: West Indies in driving seat

SHARJAH: Jason Holder carried on the good work of Kraigg Brathwaite as West Indies sensed a rare victory in a Test against a formidable opponent for over a year. After three days of domination West Indies will need some more aggression to dismiss Pakistan in their second innings and then wipe off the target for the consolation win after losing the first two Tests. At close Pakistan were struggling for survival as they lost four top order batsmen for 87, leading by 31 runs with two full days to play. Opener Azhar Ali…

N.Zealand win third test and series over Windies

BARBADOS: Trent Boult captured the final West Indies wicket in the third over with the second new ball to give New Zealand a tense 53-run win in the deciding third test in Barbados on Monday and a 2-1 series victory. New Zealand won the first test in Jamaica, while West Indies won the second in Trinidad. New Zealand's only previous series win in the West Indies was when they took a 1-0 victory in the two-match series in 2002. The victory with 13.4 overs remaining in the final day's play also completed the third successive…

Bad weather hampers day two of W.Indies v N.Zealand decider

BARBADOS: Persistent rain disrupted the second day of the third and deciding test between West Indies and New Zealand in Barbados with the hosts taking their overnight score from 33 without loss to 169 for two. Kraigg Brathwaite followed his maiden century in the second test with a composed 68 while fellow opener Chris Gayle was dismissed for 42 after the pair made a strong start with a 79-run partnership as they replied to New Zealand's first innings 293. Kirk Edwards (42) and Darren Bravo (eight) were at the crease when…

New Zealand all out on 293 in third test against West Indies

Kraigg Brathwaite and Chris Gayle led West Indies to 32 without loss, a deficit of 261 runs, at the end of the first day in the third and deciding test against New Zealand in Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday. Brathwaite, man of the match in the second test in Trinidad following his maiden century, finished on 11 while Gayle was 18 not out after almost being run out for a duck and then smashing a straight six. The visitors were bowled out for 293 after wasting a succession of starts by their middle-order batsmen and the…

Gayle steers West Indies to big win over New Zealand

TRINIDAD: Chris Gayle blasted one of the fastest half-centuries in test cricket history to steer West Indies to an emphatic 10-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second test in Trinidad on Friday. Set 93 to win after New Zealand made 331 in their second innings, West Indies raced to their victory target off just 13.2 overs before tea on the fifth and final day at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain. Gayle smashed seven fours and six sixes to finish unbeaten on 80 off only 46 balls as West Indies levelled the three-match…