Misbah, Younis sign out of Test cricket with guards of honor
DOMINICA (92 News) – West Indies require another 297 runs with nine wickets remaining to claim a series-clinching Test victory over Pakistan following a dramatic penultimate day in which 14 wickets fell in Dominica.
Chasing 304 to win the three-match rubber 2-1, the Windies closed on seven for one from 6.3 overs after Kieran Powell was caught at silly point off leg-spinner Yasir Shah to what proved to be the final ball of the day.
Pakistan had seized control of the Test during the morning session, Mohammad Abbas taking four of five wickets to fall for just 29 runs to return figures of five for 46, helping to dismiss the Windies for 247.
However, the tourists struggled to build on their first-innings lead of 129 as they slipped to 90 for seven, with retiring veterans Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq both failing to make significant scores in their final Test knocks.
Younis, who earlier took a Pakistan-record 10th catch in the series, and Misbah fell in quick succession to Devandra Bishoo, for 35 and two respectively, and left the field to a guard of honour from their team-mates.
But Mohammad Amir and Yasir, who hit a career-best 38 not out, frustrated the hosts with a 61-run eighth-wicket stand to allow Pakistan to declare on 174 for eight, heaping the pressure on the Windies on the final day.