Azhar succeeds but Misbah fails to hit hundreds as Pakistan take lead

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Pakistan succeeded in taking a lead over West Indies after opener Azhar Ali scored a painstaking hundred and captain Misbah-ul-Haq missed his century by just one run here at the Kensington Oval on Tuesday.

However, Pakistan lost three quick wickets after levelling the West Indies’ first innings total of 312.

At tea on the third day of the second Test, Pakistan were 329 for seven – 17 runs ahead of the hosts.

Azhar Ali made 105 off 278 balls with nine fours while Misbah scored 99 from 201 balls with nine fours and two sixes. Both added 98 runs for the fourth wicket partnership.

Interestingly, Misbah made 99 in two consecutive Tests, stranded in the first and dismissed in the second.

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