Misbah gets guard-of-honor from West Indies players, posts half century in final Test for Pakistan

Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq got a perfect welcome by the West Indies players when he walked out to bat in the first innings of the third Test match in Dominica.

The Caribbean team gave right-handed batsman Guard of honor as soon as he made his way to the center. Earlier, the West Indies had given Younis Khan a similar reception when he walked out to bat on Day 1.

Both cricketers have announced retirement after the tour to the Windies.

Misbah-ul-Haq scored a 39th Test half-century on his final appearance as Pakistan were bowled out for 376 on day two of the decisive third Test against the West Indies in Dominica.

The 42-year-old Pakistan captain, who has announced this tour will be his last, played his part in an attritional innings from the visitors, occupying the crease for 146.3 overs.

Misbah was given a guard of honour on his way to the crease, when the score was 177-3, and, after being dropped on 0 by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, went on to reach a half-century in 144 deliveries.

Misbah made 59 before he became one of four victims for Roston Chase.

Younis Khan, who is also retiring after the tour of the Caribbean, added just eight runs to his overnight 10 not out, but Azhar Ali completed a 14th Test century – and second of the series – before also departing to Chase (4-103) having made 127.

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