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Brathwaite, Dowrich help Windies deny Pak 9-0 rout

Brathwaite, Dowrich help Windies deny Pak 9-0 rout
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Sharjah [UAE]: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich struck blistering half-centuries as West Indies registered a five-wicket consolatory win over Pakistan in the final Test to deny a three-match series whitewash at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
It was West Indies’ first away win against a side ranked above them since 2007 and first Test win for Jason Holder as captain.

Chasing a target of 153-runs to win, Brathwaite (60) and Dowrich (60) displayed a calm and composed performance as they stitched an unbeaten 87-run partnership to deny Pakistan 9-0 rout of West Indies. The visitors were earlier whitewashed 3-0 by Pakistan in the previous T20I and ODI series.

For Pakistan, Wahab Riaz added two wickets to his first innings’ five-wicket haul to finish with seven wickets overall, followed by Yasir Shah’s four wickets overall.

Earlier, Holder bagged a five-wicket haul as the Caribbean side bundled out Pakistan for 208 in their second innings. Pakistan posted 281 runs in their first innings.

Brathwaite was declared ` Man of the Match` for his brilliant contribution with the bat, which also includes an unbeaten 142-run knock that guided West Indies to a first innings total of 337 runs.

Meanwhile, Yasir was adjudged `Man of the Series` for picking a total of 21 wickets.

Despite the defeat, Pakistan clinched the Test series 2-1 against West Indies. Misbah-ul-Haq’s side won the first two matches by 56 and 133 runs, respectively. (ANI)