Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood have a job to do, with 129 still to get and seven wickets in hand
Lunch West Indies 253 and 38 for 3 (Chase 11*, Blackwood 10*, Afridi 3-17) trail Pakistan 217 and 203 (Babar 55, Seales 5-55, Roach 3-30) by 129 runs
From there on, it was down to the raw pace of Seales against Pakistan’s lower order. Yasir Shah and Afridi were sent back with little bother, but Ali rode his luck as Pakistan brought up 200. Seales, though, would not be denied a maiden five-for in just his second Test, and got there when Ali’s hook went straight to Roach at fine leg. West Indies had been set 168; they would have taken that before the reply began.
The Afridi show began in a somewhat surreal over that had three reviews for lbws by Pakistan against Kieran Powell, the third finally resulting in success. Kraigg Brathwaite didn’t last long in the face of a hostile spell from Afridi, his poke at one that jagged away leading to his downfall, but only after a review.
Nkrumah Bonner dragged on in Afridi’s following over, and suddenly, the pre-lunch session turned into a damage-limitation exercise for West Indies. There was little respite from the other end, with Mohammad Abbas exploiting the cracks and finding the usual seam movement in both directions, while Ali looked sharp in the two overs he bowled before lunch. Notably, Jermaine Blackwood sent Afridi for a couple of authoritative leg-side boundaries, indicating the way he might approach the session that follows.
Danyal Rasool is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @Danny61000