Windies hit back after Abbas' 5-wicket haul
13 May 2017 - 22:52
Roseau, Dominica: Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas (pictured) claimed his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket to trigger a West Indies first-innings collapse to 247 all out before lunch on the fourth day of the third and final Test at Windsor Park in Dominica.
However the tourists lost two early wickets in seeking to build on a first-innings lead of 129 and will resume after the interval at eight for two in their second turn at the crease, an overall advantage of 137 runs with eight wickets in hand.
Increasingly impressive in his first Test series, Abbas took the last four wickets of the innings for three runs in a four-over spell after an early breakthrough from fellow pacer Mohammad Amir to finish with the excellent figures of five for 46 off 25 disciplined overs.
West Indies' tumble of lower-order wickets from the overnight position of 218 for five and Pakistan's early second-innings setbacks were in stark contrast to the tedious progress of the match with both teams combining for a pedestrian scoring rate of under two-and-a-half runs per over as only 15 wickets fell over the first three days' play.