Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Three of the first Test between Pakistan and West Indies at Sabina Park, Jamaica. I am Rohan Sawant and I will bring you the live updates of this match. Rain played spoilsport for most parts of Day Two. But Mohammad Aamer made headlines for scalping a five-wicket haul. West Indies skipper Jason Holder is fighting a lone battle, batting on 55 off 69. He lost Devendra Bishoo for 28 off 58 and Alzarri Joseph fell for a duck, which enabled Aamer to compete his five-wicket haul. Rain is expected to pay a major role once again. If play resumes today, Pakistan will knock to knock over the only wicket as early as possible. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st Test at Jamaica
Pakistan made a good beginning to the match, having reduced West Indies to 71 for 5 at one stage. But Roston Chase and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich put on 118 for the sixth wicket to ensure West Indies did not collapse to a low score. Chase’s innings was brought to an end by a brilliant catch in the deep Wahab Riaz. Yasir Shah then got rid of the well set Dowrich for 56. On Day One, Pakistan won the toss and Misbah-ul-Haq had no hesitation in batting first. Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st Test at Jamaica, Day 3, Preview
There are a three debutants in this match – two for West Indies and one for Pakistan. Hasan Ali’s injury paved way for Mohammad Abbas to make his Test debut. As far as West Indies are concerned, they have handed out debuts to Vishaul Singh and Shimron Hetmyer, who were dismissed for 11 and 9 respectively. Also, Kieran Powell makes his first appearance for the West Indies after 3 years.
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Vishaul Singh, Shane Dowrich (wk), Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Abbas