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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 November 2006, 11:50 GMT
Pakistan triumph despite Lara ton
First Test, Lahore, day four (close): Pakistan 485 & 13-1 beat West Indies 206 & 252-7 by nine wickets

Brian Lara
Lara's demise sparked West Indies' collapse in Lahore

Brian Lara's 33rd Test century was not enough to prevent Pakistan strolling to a nine-wicket victory over West Indies on the fourth day in Lahore.

Lara made 122 but West Indies slumped to 291 all out, leaving Pakistan only 12 runs left to get following their fine first innings effort of 485.

Pakistan lost Mohammad Hafeez but Imran Farhat and Younis Khan saw them home.

Veteran left-hander Lara is now only two behind Sachin Tendulkar's world record of 35 Test hundreds.

Lara was at the crease on 28 when the day started, and added 137 with Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the fifth wicket.

He was dropped in the gully by Hafeez on 48, with Umar Gul the unlucky bowler, and he made Pakistan pay by reaching three figures off 180 balls, with 16 boundaries.

But an attempted sweep shot led to his downfall - lbw to Hafeez - and with Lara back in the dressing room, Pakistan were quick to press home the advantage.

Dwayne Bravo managed only two before he went leg-before to Gul, the pace bowler's eighth victim of the match, and leg-spinner Danish Kaneria then dismissed Denesh Ramdin for a single.

Chanderpaul, who should have been stumped off Kaneria on 56, finally fell for 81 to leave West Indies on 278-8, still one run behind.

A brave 15 from Dave Mohammed and eight from Jerome Taylor could only delay the inevitable as Pakistan paceman Umar Gul took 4-99 off 29 overs and Shahid Nazir ended with 3-63 off 20 overs.

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