Pakistan wins its 1st test series in Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) " Pakistan won its first test series in the Caribbean after a dramatic end to the third test on Sunday, finally dismissing West Indies for 202 in its second innings with just one over left on day 5.

Roston Chase was left stranded on 101 not out as Pakistan won by 101 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1.

It looked like West Indies was about to salvage an astonishing draw when last man out Shannon Gabriel (4) foolishly chose attack as the best form of defense against Yasir Shah, who finished with 5-92. Gabriel needlessly swung at the ball and edged it back onto his wicket at the end of the 96th over. At the other end, Chase, who scored 69 in the first innings and also took five wickets in the match, would have needed to survive only six more balls for a draw.

The series finale was at least a fitting farewell to Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in their last test match.

Misbah leaves as one of Pakistan's greatest captains, and Younis as the team's highest run-scorer, reaching 10,000 test runs during the first test.

West Indies was all out for 247 in reply to Pakistan's first-innings 376. Pakistan declared its second innings on 174-8, setting a run chase of 304.

Pakistan won the first test by seven wickets, and West Indies clinched the second by 106 runs.

On a tense final day's play, pacers Hasan Ali (3-33 off 20 overs), Mohammad Abbas (1-31 off 20) and Mohammad Amir (1-22 off 15) kept the run-rate down, not that much was coming off anyone's bat except Chase's. Shimron Hetmyer, bowled by Amir, was the next highest scorer in the innings on 25.

Jason Holder offered serious resistance before being trapped leg before wicket after tea by Hasan Ali for 22. Holder and Chase shared a 58-run partnership for the seventh wicket.

West Indies survived another 34 overs after Holder's departure with Pakistan snatching match and series victory at the death.

Earlier, West Indies resumed on 7-1 and lost three wickets in the morning session for 66 runs. Kraigg Brathwaite (6), Hetmyer and Shai Hope (17) were the men out. The hosts then went to tea on 146-6, needing an unlikely 158 more runs to beat Pakistan.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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