Yasir five-for floors West Indies

West Indies 224 and 272 for 7 (Hope 23*, Bishoo 5*, Yasir 5-105) need another 184 runs to beat Pakistan 452 and 227 for 2 dec
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Jermaine Blackwood fell five short of a second Test hundred © Getty Images

Bowling unchanged through the morning session, Yasir Shah produced a legspin masterclass on a flat, slow fifth-day pitch to move Pakistan three steps closer to a 2-0 series lead. There was no alarming turn available to Yasir, and hardly any instances of uncertain bounce; he had to draw on all his stamina, skill and intelligence to pick up his eighth five-wicket haul in 18 Test matches. Yasir teased out Roston Chase in the tenth over of the morning before using the second new ball to dismiss Jermaine Blackwood, five short of a second Test hundred, and Jason Holder to leave West Indies 272 for 7 at lunch, chasing an improbable 456 to win.

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Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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