Darren Bravo keeps West Indies afloat in first Pakistan Test

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Dubai (AFP)

West Indies defied Pakistan's push for victory with Darren Bravo playing another resolute knock on the fifth and final day of the first day-night Test in Dubai on Monday.

At tea Bravo was unbeaten on 46 off a 115-minute stay and with him Roston Chase (21), having added 38 for the fifth-wicket stand to thwart Pakistan's spin-cum-pace attack on a weary Dubai stadium pitch.

Bravo, who had made 87 in West Indies first innings total of 357, has so far hit three boundaries and a six and has been the main obstacle between Pakistan and a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

West Indies still need another 192 runs for an unlikely victory.

Chase, who scored 137 not out in Jamaica to help West Indies draw a Test against India earlier this year, has so far batted without any problems.

Earlier, West Indies were in trouble after resuming at 95-2 as Mohammad Amir had Marlon Samuels caught behind for four with the first ball of the day.

Jermaine Blackwood (15) helped Bravo take the total to 116 before left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz trapped him leg-before, a decision Pakistan only got on referral.

Pakistan have not got the expected penetration from leg-spinner Yasir Shah, bowling faster rather than giving flight to the ball.

Shah, who took 5-121 in the first innings, has yet to take a wicket in the innings.

The remaining two Tests will be played in Abu Dhabi (October 21-25) and Sharjah (October 30-November 3).