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West Indies Gets 5-Wicket Win Over Pakistan

KRAIGG Brathwaite became the first opening batsman to be unbeaten in both innings of a Test as he led West Indies to an absorbing five-wicket win over Pakistan in Sharjah yesterday.

It was the West Indies first Test win in 14 matches and their first under the captaincy of Jason Holder.

Resuming on 114 for five, needing 39 runs to win, Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich showed no sign of letting the occasion get to them. The pair - who both finished 60 not out - took just 7.5 overs to complete the chase in clinical fashion on the fifth morning.

While neither batsman looked to force the pace, late cuts and drives through the off side featured prominently as the pair glided past the finish line. Dowrich sealed the win, slashing a short ball from Mohammad Amir towards the third-man boundary for the sixth four of the morning.

Pakistan won the series 2-1.

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