Bravo celebrates Test century
Bravo celebrates Test century

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – West Indies lost the first Test match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium today.

West Indies put up a great fight with the bat on the final day but were on the losing end – by 56 runs – as Pakistan took the first day/night Test match between the two teams.

Darren Bravo led the batting with a magnificent 116 – his eighth Test century which came in over 406 minutes hours, off 249 balls and included 10 boundaries and a six.

This followed up his first innings of 87 – which was made in 398 minutes off 258 balls with nine fours and a six.

Match scores:

Pakistan 579-3 declared (Azhar Ali 302 not out, Sami Aslam 90, Babar Azam 69, Asad Shafiq 67; Devendra Bishoo 2-125) and 123 (Sami Aslam 44, Babar Azam 21; Devendra Bishoo 8-49)

West Indies 357 (Darren Bravo 87, Marlon Samuels 76, Jermaine Blackwood 37, Kraigg Brathwaite 32, Shane Dowrich 22; Yasir Shah 5-121, Mohammad Nawaz 2-38, Wahab Riaz 2-65) and 289 (Darren Bravo 116, Leon Johnson 47, Jason Holder 40 not out, Roston Chase 35; Mohammad Amir 3-63, Mohammad Nawaz 2-32, Yasir Shah 2-113).


Thursday, Oct 13 to Monday, Oct 17: 1st Test at Dubai International Stadium – Pakistan won by 56 runs

Friday, Oct 21 to Tuesday, Oct 25: 2nd Test at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Sunday, Oct 30 to Thursday, Nov 3: 3rd Test at Sharjah Cricket Stadium