Ali century anchors cautious Pakistan to 376

Seamer Jason Holder and off-spinner Roston Chase took seven wickets between them as West Indies bowled Pakistan out for 376 on the second day of the third Test in Dominica.

Pakistan opener Azhar Ali made his second century of the series as it batted into a strong position on the second day of the third Test against West Indies in Dominica on Thursday.

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Azhar laboriously ground out a patient 127 in a marathon stay at the crease before Pakistan was finally bowled out for 376 in its first innings at Windsor Park in Roseau.

West Indies was 14 for no wicket at stumps in reply after Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell negotiated 11 overs in the deciding Test of the series, which is tied at 1-1.

Azhars knock was hardly a highlight reel. He faced 334 balls, hitting two sixes and eight fours before being bowled by off-spinner Roston Chase.

Three other Pakistani batsmen chipped in with half centuries including captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who in his final Test made 59 before trying to reverse sweep Chase and only succeeding in getting a top edge as he fell to wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich.

Number four Younis Khan, also in his final Test, continued a disappointing series when he went lbw for 18 to pace bowler Jason Holder. Younis asked for a video review, which reaffirmed the umpires decision.

Batting all-rounder Chase led West Indies' attack with 4-103, while captain Holder picked up 3-71 after collecting two scalps with consecutive deliveries during a fine late spell. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo also chimed in with 2-61.

Pakistan scored at a rate of barely 2.5 an over and, while it made a more than respectable total it was hardly a great advertisement for the five-day format.

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