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Pakistan battle to build crucial lead over Windies

A patient unbeaten innings from captain Babar Azam has helped Pakistan overcome a lengthy rain interruption to build a 124-run lead over the West Indies at stumps on day three of the first Test.

The visitors are 5-160 in their second innings.

Babar, who is 54 not out, proved the mainstay as runs came slowly on a difficult pitch at Sabina Park in Jamaica.

Pakistan dismissed the West Indies for 253 not long after the start of the day’s play, with the hosts adding only two runs to their overnight score of 8-251 for a 36-run first innings lead.

Azam, whose half century came off 117 balls, will resume with Faheem Ashraf (12 not out).

West Indies bowlers Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales took two wickets each to take the early initiative as Pakistan were 4-117 shortly before tea, when a rainstorm stopped play for more than two hours.

Roach was responsible for the dismissals of Imran Butt,…

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