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West Indies strike late

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Four late wickets for the West Indies gave them the best of the opening day of the third Test against Pakistan in Sharjah. 

Pakistan were cruising along nicely at 230-4 before four wickets fell in the final 11 overs of the day to reduce them to 255-8 at the close.

Legspinner Devendra Bishoo (4-74) did the majority of the late damage, taking three late on, while fast bowler Shannon Gabriel (3-58) grabbed the other.

Gabriel provided the early inroads for the visitors too, removing both Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq for ducks in the first over of the day.

Scores (Day 1): Pakistan 255-8 against West Indies

But Pakistan, who elected to bat first after winning the toss, battled back, with Sami Aslam (72), Younus Khan (51), Misbah-ul-Haq (53) and Sarfraz Ahmed (51) all striking fifties.

All were guilty too though of not building on those good starts; Aslam and Misbah both falling to reverse-sweeps off Bishoo, Younus caught at midwicket to a rash shot against Roston Chase (1-47), while Sarfraz was bowled by Gabriel.

Misbah's wicket ended an 80-run stand for the fifth wicket with Sarfraz, and it was the first of the West Indies' late strikes.

Mohammad Nawaz (6) was the next to fall, stumped off Bishoo, before Gabriel bagged Sarfraz and Bishoo added Wahab Riaz (4) lbw.

Pakistan lead the three-match series 2-0 after winning the first Test by 56 runs in Dubai and the second by 133 runs in Abu Dhabi.

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