SHARJAH: West Indies, set a target of 153 to win, were 114-5 at close on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Wednesday.
Opener Kraigg Brathwaite was unbeaten on 44 and with him Shane Dowrich was 36 not out as West Indies need another 39 runs for victory with five wickets intact.
West Indies were set up for a consolation win after paceman Jason Holder took a career-best 5-30 and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo grabbed 3-46 to dismiss Pakistan for 208 in their second innings.
Opener Azhar Ali was dismissed for 91 while Sarfraz Ahmed made 42.
Pakistan lead the three-match series 2-0.