West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd Test Day 5: Shaheen’s 10-wicket haul stuns West Indies
Pakistan won the 2nd Test against the West Indies by 109 runs, in dramatic fashion, to level Series 1-1, at Sabina Park, Kingston, today.
West Indies 150/10 (51.3 ov) & 219/10 (83.2 ov)
Pakistan 302/9d (110 ov) & 176/6d (27.2 ov)
Pakistan won by 109 runs.
A 109-run win by Pakistan at Kingston, not only helped them to level the two-Test series but also kept their 21-year unbeaten record against West Indies intact. Shaheen Afridi with his first-ever10-wicket match haul was most impressive with both new and old ball and was a straight forward choice for Player of the Match.
Pakistan were in a position to attack right from the word ‘go’ on the final day and skipper Babar Azam gave his pacemen the field they required. The tourists got off to a great start which enhanced their chances to force a Test victory. Shaheen Afridi drew the first blood by having Alzarri Joseph, caught behind. Soon Hasan Ali was into the act and picked up two wickets, including a prize wicket of Roston Chase, caught brilliantly by Imran Butt, for a duck. West Indies had lost three wickets in no time with the addition of 8 runs and their score stood at 73-4. Pakistan made up the loss of 13 overs due to bad light, the previous evening and now went for the kill.
West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite, who was missed by Abid Ali at first slip in the first hour, was playing a determined knock. It was felt that the home side would need a major contribution from his bat, if they were going to avoid defeat today. Having seen four batsmen desert him, Brathwaite could not afford to play fancy strokes and had to dig in for his side. At lunch, after 2 ½ hours morning session, the West Indies score had reached 113-5, with the skipper unbeaten on 39 off 144 balls with 5 fours. Pakistan, happier of the two teams stood a good chance to win, with minimum of 66 overs left in the next two sessions.
In the second over after lunch, Brathwaite was undone by slow left-armer Nauman Ali, without any addition to the score and West Indies were six down. Kyle Mayers, with three ducks to his name, finally got off the mark against Pakistan. He scored 32 in the 46-run stand for the 7th wicket with Jason Holder, before he was caught behind off Shaheen. A drizzle at that stage forced the players to take early tea with West Indies 159-7. The pitch remained covered during the break and it seemed only weather could deny Pakistan a victory, from this point.
The floodlights came on after 71 overs with West Indies having progressed to 180-7. After Nauman Ali enticed Holder, who with 47 (83 balls, 5 fours, 2 sixes) to his credit was looking bit threatening for Pakistan, to play an uppish drive to extra cover, Babar wasted no time in taking the second new ball. Shaheen took the last two wickets to finish the match, with plenty of overs to spare amidst dark gathering clouds. The paceman has certainly been at the top of his game by grabbing 18 wickets in the two Test matches against West Indies.
Fall of wickets: First Innings
Pakistan 1-2 (Abid Ali - 0.3 ov), 2-2 (Azhar Ali - 2.3 ov), 3-2 (Imran Butt - 3.5 ov), 4-168 (Babar Azam - 60.4 ov), 5-218 (Faheem Ashraf - 83.6 ov), 6-231 (Mohammad Rizwan - 91.1 ov), 7-231 (Nauman Ali - 91.2 ov), 8-267 (Hasan Ali - 100.4 ov), 9-302 (Shaheen Afridi - 109.2 ov)
West Indies: 1-8 (Kieran Powell - 3.5 ov), 2-9 (Kraigg Brathwaite - 5.3 ov), 3-34 (Roston Chase - 13.3 ov), 4-45 (Alzarri Joseph - 21.1 ov), 5-105 (Nkrumah Bonner - 38.5 ov), 6-105 (Kyle Mayers - 38.6 ov), 7-109 (Jermaine Blackwood - 39.6 ov), 8-116 (Joshua Da Silva - 44.5 ov), 9-143 (Jason Holder - 49.5 ov), 10-150 (Kemar Roach - 51.3 ov)
Fall of wickets: Second Innings
West Indies: 1-32 (Kieran Powell - 12.6 ov), 2-65 (Alzarri Joseph - 23.5 ov), 3-69 (Nkrumah Bonner - 27.1 ov), 4-73 (Roston Chase - 31.4 ov), 5-101 (Jermaine Blackwood - 46.3 ov), 6-113 (Kraigg Brathwaite - 52.3 ov), 7-159 (Kyle Mayers - 65.3 ov), 8-199 (Jason Holder - 76.2 ov), 9-212 (Kemar Roach - 81.6 ov), 10-219 (Joshua Da Silva - 83.2 ov)
West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kieran Powell, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales
Pakistan - Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi
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