West Indies vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 3: Babar battles to keep visitors on track after wobble


Pakistan
appeared
to
be
in
the
ascendancy
early
on
Saturday
when
they
quickly
knocked
off
the
final
two
wickets
to
limit
West
Indies’ first-innings
lead
to
36,
all
out
for
253.

But
the
tourists
were
65-4
after
Jayden
Seales
struck
twice
in
the
26th
over,
suddenly
struggling
and
just
29
in
front.

Crucially,
Babar
and
Mohammad
Rizwan
(30)
then
put
on
56
for
the
fifth
wicket,
which
belatedly
arrived
when
play
resumed
following
a
break
for
the
weather.

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Captain
Babar
remained
and
he
had
54*
at
stumps,
still
unbeaten
with
Pakistan
on
160-5,
124
ahead.


Seales
unsettles
Pakistan

Teenage
pace
bowler
Seales
threatened
to
really
upset
Pakistan
in
a
stunning
over.
After
taking
3-70
in
the
first
innings,
the
19-year-old
struck
with
the
first
ball
of
a
new
spell,
drawing
an
edge
from
Abid
Ali
(34),
and
then
added
another
as
Fawad
Alam
was
caught
behind
for
a
three-ball
duck.


Rizwan
and
rain
slow
Windies

That
Seales
burst
left
Pakistan
reeling,
four
down
and
scarcely
leading.
But
Rizwan
arrived
for
a
vital
turn
with
the
bat,
contributing
to
a
partnership
with
Babar
that
reached
52
before
an
early
tea
was
called
due
to
the
rain.
He
did
not
last
much
longer,
but
Rizwan
allowed
Babar
to
settle
again.





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