Despite Darren Bravo’s brilliant hundred, Pakistan pulled off a thrilling 56-run victory against West Indies in the the first Day and Night test of the series. Bravo played a 410-minute long 116, which defied the home team for some time and it ultimately needed a stunning catch from Yasir Shah to end his innings. West Indies were eventually bowled out for 289.
This was the second day-night Test played with a pink ball after Australia and New Zealand played against each other in November Last Year. Pakistan made their 400th Test memorable by winning this match.
Twitterati praised West Indies for their fightback, which made the match thrilling. Here we bring you the best of Twitter reactions from the roller coaster of a match.
First time in the Test history that number 10 and 11 batsmen have been run out in a chase. #PakvWI
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) October 17, 2016
— Ammar Ashraf (@AmmarAshraf) October 17, 2016
— faizan khan (@faiz122) October 17, 2016
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadejaaaa) October 16, 2016
Darren Bravo averages more than 48 in 4th inns of Tests – his highest in any inns. #PAKvWI
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 17, 2016
Draw would be a win for West Indies, but actually achieving the target would be truly sensational!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 17, 2016
Just landed in Dubai, what fantastic end to this Test! Well played West Indies, great work team Pakistan! Proud of you.🇵🇰
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) October 17, 2016
What do the batsmen say about tail-end fast bowlers……….
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 17, 2016
— Khansaab (@GumbyAKhan) October 17, 2016
1952 1st Test
2016 400th Test
And Ends Up On Win
— Talha (@muhammadxxx209) October 17, 2016
This is set up to be some pulsating final session. Pakistan need 4 wkts and West indies need 114 runs. D M Bravo is playing a gem.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) October 17, 2016
Pakistan's victory means that Azhar Ali's triple is the 11th made in a winning cause. The remaining 18 triples were drawn!#PAKvWI
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 17, 2016
WI lost but they showed great improvement and fighting spirit in test match. Well played WI #PAKvWI
— Mohammad Zafar khan (@zafar197156) October 17, 2016
— Shahzaib (@Shahzaib_77) October 17, 2016
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