Dominica: The third and final test match between Pakistan and West Indies started here on Wednesday with the hosts winning the toss and electing to bowl first.

Babar Azam’s confident fifty stabilized Pakistan on Day-1

It was a rain-hit first day that belonged to Pakistan. Babar Azam and Azhar Ali scored half centuries and that helped Pakistan blunt out the West Indies attack. While Babar was dismissed by Azlarri Joseph, Azhar Ali remains unbeaten on 85. Giving him company on Day 2 will be Younis Khan who has made 10. Pakistan end the rain-shortened Day 1 at 169/2 with 69 overs having been played.

Azhar Ali's playing stroke on his way to half century
Azhar Ali’s playing stroke on his way to half century

West Indies Playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Vishaul Singh, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

Pakistan Playing XI:Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas