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Twitter Reactions: Fortunes sway for Pakistan as Misbah, Younis bat for the last time

West Indies need 297 runs to win the Test.

Younis Khan
Younis Khan. (Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

The penultimate day of the third and final Test between West Indies and Pakistan saw the fortunes sway from one side to the another. It was an exciting day of Test cricket which had something in store for everyone. Unlike the nature of this particular Test, where the match had been a slow paced one, the day 4 had some quick turn of events in hand.

The day started off with West Indies resuming their overnight score of 218/5. Half the team was back in the hut but the hopes were still there with the hosts since Roston Chase was declared fit to bat again after having injured himself on the day 3 of the game. He was retired hurt on 60 after a bouncer from Mohammad Amir hit his forearm. But the first session belonged to another pacer on the day 4.

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Young fast bowler Mohammad Abbas bowled a brilliant spell on one of the flattest of tracks presented in the series. He ran through the West Indies lower order to bundle them out for 247 in the first innings. He returned with figures of 5/46 in the 25 overs that he bowled. In the Pakistan second innings, things were expected to turn emotional as Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq came in to bat for the last time in Test cricket.

Both players were given guard of honors and they had a good reception from the crowd as well. None could score much though. Younis scored 35 and Misbah perished for a mere 2 to his name. A Pakistan collapse was on the cards and the visitors eventually declared with 174/8 in their second innings. West Indies were set a target of 304 to win. They lost the wicket of Kieran Powell on 4 to end the day with 7/1. West Indies need 297 runs to win the Test.

The Twitter world lauded the bowling spell of Mohammad Abbas and went emotional about the retirement of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq.

Here is how the Twitter reacted to the day’s play:

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