Pakistan claim historic series win in dramatic finish

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – West Indies collapsed to a 101-run defeat with an over left on the final day to concede the third Test and hand Pakistan an historic first series victory on Caribbean soil here Sunday.

Resuming the morning at Windsor Park on seven for one in pursuit of 304 for victory but more importantly, needing to survive the day, West Indies were dismissed for 202, with an over left on a nerve-jangling day.

Roston Chase unveiled a defiant unbeaten 101 but other than for captain Jason Holder’s 22, no other batsman stepped up.

The hosts were undermined by champion leg-spinner Yasir Shah who claimed five for 92 to finish with match figures of eight for 218.

He was supported by seamer debutant seamer Hasan Ali who picked up three for 33.

Pakistan won the three-match series 2-1.

29 Responses to Pakistan claim historic series win in dramatic finish

  1. Antonio Phillips-Griffith Bsc
    Antonio Phillips-Griffith Bsc May 14, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    As was expected

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  2. Peter May 14, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Down to the last over. Whew! I am nevertheless happy to know that Rolston Chase made his hundred and was still not out at the end.
    The WI selectors made a big blunder in continuing with Both Hetmyer and Vishnu Singh. I kind of lost interest in them winning when those two were selected. I am not holding my breath, Let’s see the team for England. That team should leave at least a month early to get acclimatized.

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  3. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba May 14, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    BUT ALL GABRIEL HAD TO DO, WAS DEFEND THE BALL AND GAVE CHASE THE FINAL OVER……HE DID THAT SAME SHIT EARLIER I AH TEST BY SWIPING AND LEAVE CHASE STRANDED……DEM AINT SEE HOW THE PAKISTAN BATSMAN BATTED? THATS WHY THEY CALLED IT “THE TEST” 5 LONG DAYS

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  4. Diana Cummins
    Diana Cummins May 14, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks to shannon Gabriel brain malfunction..

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba May 14, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      DIANA, AH LOT OF THEM DON’T KNOW WHAT IS REQUIRED, MAYBE THEY SHOULD LOOK AT SOME OLD VIDS OF THE PAST MASTERS

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    • Diana Cummins
      Diana Cummins May 14, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      Was talking about the said thing ,remember on many occasions Courtney Walsh pad up comically and save many matches..

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba May 15, 2017 at 12:21 am

      FA REAL HAHAHAHAHA LIKE THE TEST IN ’99 WHEN LARA SCORED THE 153……WALSHIE WAS JUST PADDING AWAY HAHAHA….THESE FELLOWS GOT TO DO BETTER

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    • Diana Cummins
      Diana Cummins May 15, 2017 at 12:32 am

      We can only hope they do..the sad thing about West Indies players, is that they beat themselves, the other teams is not much better,it is that they used their heads,concentrate, and is hungry to win games.do have a bless day ahead..

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  5. orlando May 14, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    antonio just shut your crap. a very good game of cricket. one lil blunder but thats life. i really love this new crop of guys .just a lil more experience and we will be fine im not gonna say who should get drop or who should get play. courtney and his boys are doing just fine. keep pushing WINDIES . we will get there.

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    • Peter May 15, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Orlando.. you just displayed your ignorance. Courtney Brown and his selection panel made the biggest boo boo. That team NRVER stood a chance. Gabriel was being psyched. He did what any one would doo when cornered. If he had connected properly and that ball had gone foe six. he would have been deemed a good tail ender with nerves of steel. Think man. There were atleast 7 men around the bat and any good shot would have gone away. That didn’t happen. Noe Orlando, what if Singh and/or Hetmyer had stayed another five overs each which they were seemingly capable of doing. Gabriel is a bowling specialist. not a batsmen. Where are your brains? You no doubt must be a close friend of Courtney…

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  6. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba May 14, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    GABRIEL

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  7. Santini More
    Santini More May 15, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Oh dear.

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  8. ricardo May 15, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Well, Mark Nicholas once referrred to them as brainless and Gabriel epitomized that. Idiot! They will have their chains, ear rings and fancy cars, but I contend not a cent of mine can go to them.

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  9. Fan May 15, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Poor Gabriel! The poor guy was under so much pressure! One ball left in the over and 10 men crowding him, he felt that he had a better chance of getting the ball over the ring of fielders where it would fall safely since there was no one in the outfield than trying to push it to the ground with ten players waiting to catch it off the bat. It didn’t work. The other option could have as easily also failed with an attempted push shot being caught by one of the lerking ten fielders

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    • Clyde Thompson May 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Hi Fan there was another choice just leave it alone, no.

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  10. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis May 15, 2017 at 6:48 am

    You won’t call that a collapse. Wrong word here.

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba May 15, 2017 at 7:30 am

      NO ITS NOT A COLLASPE FOR SURE, BUT THE MENTAL THINKING ON GABRIEL PART SURLY GAVE THE SERIES AWAY

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    • E Jerome Davis
      E Jerome Davis May 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Madness.

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  11. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn May 15, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Get beat by COURTNEY BROWN. Very poor selector. He try 2 new players who bat 6 time and can’t score a 100 runs. I know blackWood Better than those 2 jokers. Brown probably getting a cut from their pay.

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    • Clyde Thompson May 15, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Courtney Browne did the right thing, how may times has Gale, Lara, Darren Bravo, Samuels made consecutive small scores and were selected over and over.
      Mr. Browne you are doing well, just let the rookies sit on the bench and gain the knowledge of how the game is to be played, Just don’t recycle the garbage

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  12. tsquires May 15, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Good morning to all as I try to keep this response very simple, as the only people super rich in melanin; we do not inner-stand there
    is a distinct difference between a feeling and a thought. Shannon Gabriel reacted to a gut feeling before it became a brain thought, so please don’t be too hard on him since this is the place most of our people operate from, check especially the prisons then think of our older parental warning. “Before you say or do anything count to 10.” This is still true as it gives that urge in the stomach time to reach the brain and become a thought, most of our everyday problems start from this place. I wish a harmonious to all our people no matter where dispersed.

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  13. Clyde Thompson May 15, 2017 at 8:55 am

    There is no real need for insulting name calling, there’s a definite lack of mental preparation this is exactly why WI lost.
    Check the number of mental lapse’s in the game, at least on 3 occasions they became undone in the last over/ball before the interval or close of play, dropping catches and standing like a deer in the deadlights, on the verge of loosing the game and still find time to be comedians in the pavilion, all of these actions are uncharacteristic of a champion team, example the Pakistani team showed their emotions on the field while in the pavilion they stayed all subdued.
    The WI team need to look at and gain some knowledge from other top professional teams of any sport i.e. The last super bowl winners in American football, down by 3 major scores and became mentally locked to make the required scores in less than 3 minutes “TRUE GRIT”.
    Finally I hope that WI selectors don’t error like they did with Kraig Brathwaite by using Chase to fill their short comings in white ball cricket as we all can see how it has destroyed Brathwaite.

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    • Peter May 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Clyde Thompson. For one to be selected, they should be mentally prepared. Therefore to indicate that they were not mentally prepared clearly shows why they they should NOT have been selected in the first place.

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  14. Eddie Forde May 15, 2017 at 9:11 am

    I don’t blame Gabriel so much as I blame the so-called batsmen for loosing their wickets so cheaply and leaving the pressure on the bowlers. The truth is the batsmen did not do their jobs. After two failures, Hetmeyer and Singh should have been replaced. I agree that youngsters should be given a chance, but you could see from the first that they were not up to it. Their technique was not up to scratch for test cricket. they need to get into the net s with their coaches and work on their technique.Darren Bravo or Marlon Samuel or even Blackwood might have made the difference.I like what I see as a young set-up, they can olly learn from this experience.

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    • Clyde Thompson May 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Quite the contrary, a team like WI need not to fear batting first, work the opposition then see how they bat.
      Bad pitches, they should be prepared to suit the WI not the Visitors

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  15. Leroy Parris May 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    It’s a good thing that Sir Viv was not the captain of this West Indies team. Because all like now Gabriel would’ve probably been nursing some part of his anatomy. The guy is a cricket dunce, not fit to be playing at that level. He can’t bowl, nor even field. A total waste to the team…a big disgrace to West Indies cricket. So as the saying goes” head is not brain “.

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    • Peter May 15, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Are you implying That Sir I V A Richards uses violence to quell these kinds of situation?

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  16. vharr May 16, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Wow, have you guys read what you wrote. Have you not made a mistake. Yea I’m not happy we lost but to vilify Gabriel like this is wrong. Where were you when he took the 9 wickets at Kensington Oval. Lighten up, in cricket you win some and you lose some. We as West Indians have been spoiled during the glory years (70’s -early 90’s), but even then we lose some games. I say he without mistakes, let him cast the stones.

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  17. Sylvia Hurdle May 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    The match was lost on the first day when West Indies won the toss and decided to field.

    However, the West Indians put up a good fight.

    Better luck next series.

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