Brathwaite leads West Indies to famous win

West Indies 337 (Brathwaite 142*, Chase 50, Wahab 5-88) and 154 for 5 (Brathwaite 60*, Dowrich 60*, Yasir 3-40) beat Pakistan 281 (Aslam 74, Misbah 53, Bishoo 4-77) and 208 (Azhar 91, Sarfraz 42, Holder 5-30) by 5 wickets
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Kraigg Brathwaite spent virtually the whole match on the field, having been unbeaten in both innings as opener © AFP

Kraigg Brathwaite was unbeaten for the entirety of the Sharjah Test to lead West Indies to an absorbing five-wicket win over Pakistan – their first Test win outside West Indies and Bangladesh since 2007. It was also West Indies’ first win in 14 Tests and their first under the captaincy of Jason Holder.

Yet, resuming on 114 for 5, with 39 runs to win, overnight batsmen Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich showed no sign of letting the occasion get to them. Brathwaite opened proceedings with a crisp drive to the cover boundary off Wahab Riaz in the first ball of the day. Dowrich smacked a half-tracker from Yasir Shah to the midwicket boundary in the next over. That set the tone as the pair took just 7.2 overs to knock down the target in clinical fashion on the fifth morning.

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Sirish Raghavan is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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