Kemar Roach strikes twice after West Indies take slender lead
Pakistan go to lunch on the third day 20 runs in front with eight second-innings wickets in hand
Lunch Pakistan 217 and 56 for 2 (Abid 31*, Roach 2-8) lead West Indies 253 (Brathwaite 97, Holder 58, Afridi 4-59, Abbas 3-43) by 20 runs
West Indies struck early themselves after the changeover, getting rid of the struggling Butt for nought as he pushed his pad out at one that was crashing into middle stump. Thereafter, though, Abid and Azhar settled down, seeing off the pace bowlers without much trouble. Abid looked to take the attack to Jayden Seales early on, smashing him for two off-side boundaries with shots that showed more intent than he had displayed in the first innings. When Warrican came on, he danced down the pitch to deposit the ball over his head for the first six of the match; it was the shot that erased Pakistan’s deficit.
Roach, however, had the last laugh in the last over before lunch, bringing one back in sharply to breach Azhar’s defence and crash into his leg stump. It was a wicket West Indies needed desperately, and a match that has swayed both ways multiple times is finely poised once more.
Danyal Rasool is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @Danny61000
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