Yasir Shah spins Pakistan to series win in Abu Dhabi
Pakistan 452 & 227-2 dec. (Azhar 79) beat
West Indies 224 & 322 (Blackwood 95) by 133 runs
Second Test, Abu Dhabi, day five
Yasir Shah’s second ten-wicket haul bowled West Indies out for 322 runs in their second innings as Pakistan secured a massive 133-run victory on the fifth day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi to claim an unassailable 2-0 lead which sealed a series win.
West Indies resumed their innings on 171 for four, still needing 285 runs to win. Early in the day, Jermaine Blackwood (95) completed a patient fifty and kept the runs flowing from one end.
The hard fought 63-run stand for the fifth wicket was broken when Roston Chase (20) was caught behind off Shah (6-124) in the 72nd over.
Three overs after taking the second new ball, Pakistan struck with the wicket of Blackwood, who fell five runs short of a well-deserved hundred, castled by Shah.
West Indies slid further towards defeat with Jason Holder (16) being dismissed LBW an over prior to the lunch interval.
Post lunch, through some disciplined resistance, West Indies went past 300 runs with Shai Hope (41) playing a patient innings.
However, Hope and Miguel Cummins (0) fell in successive overs leaving West Indies on the brink of defeat at 312 for nine.
It took just 19 more balls for Pakistan to wrap up a 133-run win with Zulfiqar Babar (2-51) having Devendra Bishoo (26) caught at midwicket, bowling West Indies out for 322 runs in 108 overs.
With their 10th consecutive win in international matches spread across all formats, Pakistan sealed an unassailable 2-0 series lead. Shah was the man of the match.
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