Roston Chase stands tall as WI defies Pakistan

West Indies trailed Pakistan by 158 runs with five wickets remaining at stumps.

West Indies reached 218-5 in its first innings after three days of the third test, still trailing Pakistan by 158 runs on Friday. Just as it had to at the end of day two, when the West Indies reached 14 without loss in 11 overs, the home side was made to grind during all of day three. Its 218 runs come from 100 overs.

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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has match figures of 23-11-24-0. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah leads with three wickets, all in the morning, while only one wicket fell in the middle and tea sessions.

That’s not counting Roston Chase, who went off retired hurt on 60 with an elbow injury in the last session.

Chase grabbed a single to reach his third test 50 in 113 deliveries on the last delivery before Pakistan took the second new ball. Mohammad Abbas got the nod and was hit for two boundaries by Chase in his first over back. But a hostile delivery from Amir struck Chase on his right elbow. He received on-field treatment before retiring hurt in the 84th over with Pakistan on 183-4.

That exposed Pakistan’s innings to the new ball at just the wrong time. Three overs later, left-hander Vishaul Singh was out leg before wicket for 8 to Abbas at 189-5, and failed to overturn the decision on a wildly optimistic review.

Shane Dowrich was 20 not out and Jason Holder undefeated on 11.

Pakistan scored 376 in its first innings.

Pakistan is chasing its first Test-series win in the Caribbean in a landmark match for the tourists with both Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan retiring from international cricket afterward.

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