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Cricket-West Indies trail Pakistan by 264 after slow test day

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 15: Marlon Samuels of West Indies bats during Day Three of the First Test between Pakistan and West Indies at Dubai International Cricket Ground on October 15, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Oct 15 (Reuters) - Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo frustrated Pakistan's bowlers with a defensive and patient batting display on a slow pitch but West Indies still trailed by 264 runs at the end of the third day of the first day-night test in Dubai on Saturday.

Samuels (76) and Bravo (87) batted resolutely before an aggressive spell of bowling from Wahab Riaz allowed Pakistan, who declared their first innings at 579 for three wickets, to make inroads into the visitors' middle order.

Wahab took the wickets of Jermaine Blackwood (37) and Roston Chase (6) before West Indies, 69-1 overnight, finished the day on 315-6.

Mohammad Nawaz took his maiden test wicket when he had Bravo caught by Azhar Ali, who had returned to take up position at short leg after going off for treatment when he took a blow to his right hand. (Writing by Clare Fallon; Editing by Andrew Both)