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Brathwaite, Dowrich fifties secure morale-boosting win for West Indies

3rd November 2016 Comments Off on Brathwaite’s vigil aids West Indies’ rare away win Views: 1070 News

Brathwaite’s vigil aids West Indies’ rare away win

West Indies completed a rare away win as they trumped Pakistan by five wickets in the third Test in Sharjah. They dismissed Pakistan twice for less than 300 and chased down 153 in the final innings with Kraig Brathwaite leading the way along with wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, both scoring 60 each. Brathwaite was awarded Man of the Match for his knocks of 142* and 60* while Yasir Shah earned Man of the Series award for taking 21 wickets in three Tests.

Stats highlights from the third and final Test:

3 Away wins for West Indies in Test matches away from home since 2000, excluding wins against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. The beat England in Birmingham in 2000 and South Africa in Port Elizabeth in 2007 before this win.

Away wins for West Indies since 2000

Against Margin Venue Start Date Captain
Eng inns & 93 runs Birmingham 15-Jun-00 Jimmy Adams
Zim inns & 176 runs Bulawayo 19-Jul-01 Carl Hooper
Ban inns & 310 runs Dhaka 8-Dec-02 Ridley Jacobs
Ban 7 wickets Chittagong 16-Dec-02 Ridley Jacobs
Zim 128 runs Bulawayo 12-Nov-03 Brian Lara
SA 128 runs Port Elizabeth 26-Dec-07 Chris Gayle
Ban 229 runs Dhaka 29-Oct-11 Darren Sammy
Ban 77 runs Dhaka 13-Nov-12 Darren Sammy
Ban 10 wickets Khulna 21-Nov-12 Darren Sammy
Pak 5 wickets Sharjah 30-Oct-16 Jason Holder
0 Matches lost by West Indies while chasing a target of less than 200. This was their 52nd win while six resulted in stalemates. Bangladesh is the only other team not to lose one while chasing a sub-200 target, albeit they have just one such instance.

1 Asad Shafiq became the first specialist batsman from Pakistan to get dismissed for a pair twice in his career. He was also dismissed for a pair against England in Edgbaston earlier this year. The only other players batting in the top seven to grab a pair twice in the same year were Mohinder Amarnath (vs West Indies, 1983) and Mark Waugh (vs Sri Lanka, 1992).

281 by Pakistan in their first innings is the second lowest total for a team with at least four individual fifty-plus scores after 275 by New Zealand against Pakistan in Hamilton in 2011 (all out innings only).

142* by Kraigg Brathwaite is the third century by a West Indies opener against Pakistan outside home and the highest of the three. The others to hit were Len Baichan in 1975 and Desmond Haynes in 1990.

2 Five wicket hauls for Wahab Riaz in Tests. He took 5/88 in West Indies first innings. The only other instance came during his debut, six years ago against England at the Oval in August 2010.

7 Brathwaite became the seventh West Indies opening batsman to carry the bat in Test cricket. He is first to do so in UAE. Brathwaite also became the first opening batsman ever to remain unbeaten in both innings of a Test match.

West Indies openers carrying bat

Player Runs Total Inngs Against Venue Start Date
Frank Worrell 191* 372 2 Eng Nottingham 4-Jul-57
Conrad Hunte 60* 131 3 Aus Port of Spain 14-May-65
Desmond Haynes 88* 211 3 Pak Karachi 20-Nov-86
Desmond Haynes 75* 176 2 Eng The Oval 8-Aug-91
Desmond Haynes 143* 382 3 Pak Port of Spain 16-Apr-93
Chris Gayle 165* 317 3 Aus Adelaide 4-Dec-09
Kraigg Brathwaite 142* 337 2 Pak Sharjah 30-Oct-16
13 Test matches since West Indies gained a first innings a lead while batting second. The last time they did it away Test (excluding Bangladesh) was also against Pakistan, nearly a decade ago in Multan.

5/30 by Jason Holder is his maiden five-fer in Test cricket. His previous best was 3/15 against England in Bridgetown last year, which incidentally was West Indies last Test win.

6 West Indies captains taking five wickets in an innings in Test. The ones to do it before him are John Goddard (once), Denis Atkinson (3), Gary Sobers (3), Courtney Walsh (7) and Darren Sammy (once).

202 runs scored by Brathwaite is the second highest aggregate in a Test match for a West Indies opener against Pakistan. The only higher aggregate is 260 by Conrad Hunte in Kingston in 1958.

60* by Shane Dowrich is the second highest for a West Indies wicketkeeper against Pakistan after 106* by Jeff Dujon in Port of Spain in 1988.

116 wickets by Yasir Shah is the most for any bowler after the first 19 Tests of the career. The next highest is 112 by Syd Barnes and George Lohmann, although the latter played only 18 Tests.

4 This was Pakistans fourth loss for Pakistan in Sharjah in nine matches. They have lost just two out of 19 in the other two venues in UAE – Dubai and Abu Dhabi. They have lost more matches in an Asian venue only in Lahore and Faisalabad five each.

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