Babar, Younis steady Pakistan ship on day 3

Asad Shafiq, Test match

Babar Azam (72) and Younis Khan (58) helped Pakistan reach 201 at stumps on day three of the first Test match in Kingston, with six wickets still intact and two days remaining in the match.

After the early fall of Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad, the pair combined for a key 131-run stand for the third wicket to provide impetus to the visitors’ innings. Both of them were eventually accounted by Shannon Gabriel, who claimed the best figures of the day (2-37). Alzari Joseph and Jason Holder also picked up a wicket each.

The moment of the day came from the bat of Younis Khan, who swept Roston Chase to complete his 10,000 runs tally in Test cricket shortly after tea, becoming the first Pakistan batsman to achieve this feat. The 39-year-old legend celebrated the landmark with a broad grin on his face, and by raising his arms to receive appreciation from his teammates and a small section of Pakistan crowd.

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq — both on 5* — will resume the day four proceedings at the Sabina Park, with both teams still very much in the game.

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WIvPAK, 1st Test, Day 3 Summary:

Pakistan 201 for 4 (Misbah 5*, Shafiq 5*) trail by West Indies 286 (Chase 63, Holder 57*, Dowrich 56, Amir 6-44) 85 runs