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So that's it from us for this game. We have witnessed an enticing game of cricket which has now made the 3-match Test series even-stevens. The third and final Test will take place at Roseau and it promises to be a thrilling contest. Pakistan will be looking to get their first series win in the Caribbean while the hosts will want to deny them and emerge on top. Join us on May 10 at 1000 local (1400 GMT) to catch all the action. Until then, goodbye and cheers!

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West Indies skipper, Jason Holder says that it was a collective team effort. Reckons that they batted very well in the first innings and their bowlers backed the score they posted. Cites that the wicket deteriorates a lot here on Day 5. Also says that they put down a couple of chances but apart from that everything was good. Appreciates Shai Hope for batting really well but feels that he was unlucky to miss out on his hundred. Mentions that they had to improve on a few areas and the guys did that really well. Ends by saying that it was really important for the guys to show consistency and they obliged.

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Man of the Match, Shannon Gabriel says that this win means a lot to him. Credits his team for putting a great performance and also praises Chase for the way he batted in the first innings. Mentions that they knew that if they got a good lead on this fifth day pitch, they were always in with a chance. Adds that he was trying too hard and trying to bowl too fast, so he took a decision to stay calm in the second innings. Feels that it is one of his biggest achievements. Mentions that that the ball did reverse a bit but he still had to put the ball in the right areas. Ends by saying that the track was a bit up and down and he tried to bowl in the right areas.

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Pakistan skipper, Misbah-ul-Haq says that it is really difficult to bat on a day 5 wicket and they knew that. Feels that they lost the plot on the fourth day when they allowed the hosts to score runs at a brisk pace. Appreciates the West Indian bowlers for bowling probing lengths and also bowling their hearts out. Reckons that they always tried to play positive cricket throughout the match. Adds that they lost the plot in the first 20 overs of the final day where they were totally dismal with the bat. Praises Yasir Shah for bowling extraordinarily well for them. Ends by saying that this series is up for grabs and expects it to be a good final Test match.

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The pitch started to deteriorate but the Windies were resolute in reply. Hope made a terrific 90 to put the hosts in a commanding position. Brathwaite, Chase and Singh also made handy contributions to set a target of 188 for the tourists. Yasir Shah weaved his magic to take 7/94 and that kept Pakistan in with a chance. However, the home side came back to produce an inspirational bowling performance and Pakistan crumbled under pressure to get bowled out for their second lowest total against West Indies in Tests.

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Earlier, West Indies put up a decent score on the board thanks to a century and a half century from Chase and Holder respectively. Amir and Abbas were the pick of the bowlers for the tourists then. Pakistan came out to bat and responded well. They took a lead of 81 runs, courtesy of Ali, Misbah and Shehzad. Azhar Ali scored a brilliant century but the Pakistan skipper missed out on the milestone by a mere run. Holder and Gabriel were brilliant with the ball for the hosts.

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That's it! An emphatic victory for West Indies and they thoroughly deserve it. They have bundled out Pakistan for their tenth lowest total in Test cricket and have outplayed them comprehensively. Shannon Gabriel was absolutely outstanding and ran through the visitors. He ended with remarkable figures of 11-4-11-5 in the final innings taking his tally to 9 wickets for the game. Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph provided him good support and took three and two wickets respectively. Nothing much to mention about the visitors' batting apart from the 42-run stand between Sarfraz Ahmed and Shadab Khan.

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Jason Holder to Sarfraz Ahmed

OUT! Final nail in the coffin! Length delivery outside off, Sarfraz Ahmed dances down the track and goes for a big heave. Mistimes it and the ball flies towards the fielder at wide long on. Chase gets underneath it and takes the final catch of the game. The hosts have started celebrating and why won't they? WEST INDIES WIN BY 106 RUNS!

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Jason Holder to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full delivery around off, Sarfraz covers the line and defends it.

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Jason Holder to Sarfraz Ahmed

Full toss around off, Ahmed drives it straight to the fielder at mid off.

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Jason Holder to Sarfraz Ahmed

Fuller delivery into the stumps, Ahmed digs it out towards the fielder at mid-wicket.

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Shannon Gabriel to

Length delivery outside off, Abbas lets it through to the keeper.

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Shannon Gabriel to

Fuller delivery and way down the leg side. Abbas misses his flick.

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Mohammad Abbas is the last man in.

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Shannon Gabriel to Yasir Shah

OUT! Fifer for Shannon Gabriel! Length delivery and nipping back in at brisk pace. Yasir Shah stays deep in his crease and tries to defend it. The ball stays low and that takes Yasir by surprise. He fails to defend it and the ball goes through to disturb the stumps. Shannon Gabriel is bowling brilliantly and he gets rewarded for his consistency. West Indies are just one wicket away from glory.

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Shannon Gabriel to Yasir Shah

Yorker, right on the money. Yasir Shah digs it out back to the bowler.

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Shannon Gabriel to Yasir Shah

Fuller delivery around off, Shah shuffles a bit and drives it towards the fielder at mid on.

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Shannon Gabriel to Yasir Shah

Good length delivery outside off, Yasir Shah defends it on the off side.

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Jason Holder to Sarfraz Ahmed

Good length delivery outside off, Ahmed punches it towards the fielder at point.

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Jason Holder to Yasir Shah

Leg bye! Short into the pads, Yasir tries to clip it but fails to make contact. Gets rapped on the pads and the ball goes through the square leg region. A leg bye is taken.

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