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Yasir Shah spins Pakistan to 1-0 lead in series

Yasir Shah picked a eight-wicket haul in the game
Yasir Shah picked a eight-wicket haul in the game

Pakistan 407 & 36-3 (Misbah 12no) beat
West Indies 286 & 152 (Yasir 6-63) by seven wickets
First Test, Jamaica, day five

Yasir Shah picked a six wicket haul to bowl out West Indies for 152 runs in their second innings following which Pakistan chased down the target of 32 runs with seven wickets in hand to win the first Test in Jamaica and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

Earlier, West Indies started the day at 93 for four, trailing Pakistan by 28 runs. Mohammad Amir (1-20) provided the initial breakthrough in the day when he castled Vishaul Singh (9).

Devendra Bishoo (18) looked good with a couple of boundaries but Mohammad Abbas (2-35) produced a double wicket 44th over where he removed the nightwatchman and also trapped Shane Dowrich (0) LBW.

From there on West Indies could manage only 23 runs, losing their final three wickets and were bowled out for 152 runs with Yasir (6-63) completing a six-wicket haul.

Chasing a slender target of 32 runs in the final innings, Alzarri Joseph (1-6) and Shannon Gabriel (1-7) accounted for Azhar Ali (1) and Ahmed Shehzad (6) respectively as Pakistan went into lunch at 13 for two.

On resumption, Pakistan lost Younis Khan (6) after he was trapped LBW by Bishoo (1-19) but Misbah ul Haq (12 not out) completed the chase hitting back to back sixes.

Yasir was named the player of the match for his eight-wicket haul in the game.

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