Yasir keeps Windies in check


Yasir Shah's three wickets kept West Indies at bay in the finely poised third Test as Pakistan closed day three 158 runs ahead.

The Windies reached 218-5 in Dominica, where Roston Chase posted an eye-catching 60 before injury forced him from the field in the 84th over.

Having resumed on 14-0, the hosts were wobbling on 97-3 as Kieran Powell (31), Shimron Hetmyer (17) and Kraigg Brathwaite (29) all fell to the menacing Yasir (3-108).

But Chase and Shai Hope led the revival, the latter patiently adding 29 runs alongside his more productive partner before falling to Pakistan's century hero Azhar Ali.

Chase took a blow to the elbow from a Mohammad Amir short ball to end his fun and replacement Vishaul Singh was the last man to go for a painstaking eight from 44 balls.

The day closed with Shane Dowrich (20) and Jason Holder (11) - who recorded one of the day's two maximums - at the crease.

It remains to be seen if Chase, whose knock included five fours, will return at some stage on Saturday, having gone to hospital for an X-ray on a bruised right hand.

With the series tied at one apiece, it is sure to be an enthralling tussle over the weekend.