West Indies defeat Pakistan to end winless streak

West Indies secured their first Test victory since May 2015 when they beat Pakistan by five wickets on Thursday’s fifth day of the final Test in Sharjah.

West Indies, set 153 to win, reached their target before lunch when Shane Dowrich struck Mohammad Amir for four to reach 154 for 5.

Opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who carried his bat through the first innings with 142 not out, capped a memorable match by finishing with an unbeaten 60 as West Indies secured victory without further loss after resuming at 114 for 5.

Dowrich also scored 60 not out as he and Brathwaite added an unbroken 87 runs for the sixth wicket.

Pakistan won the three-match series 2-1 after winning the first Test in Dubai by 56 runs and the second by 133 runs in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed figures of 3-40 in the second innings while paceman Wahab Riaz, who had taken a five-wicket haul in the first, added two more to his tally.