Fine effort from Pakistan bowlers to win 2nd test v West Indies
A fabulous performance by the Pakistan bowlers helps them to beat West Indies in the last session of the 5th day and square the series. Man of the match, Shaheen Afridi’s 10 wickets in the match and some fine bowling by Hasan Ali and spinner Nauman Ali brought down West Indies downfall as they lose by 109 runs.
Shaheen provides the early breakthrough getting nightwatchman Alzarri Joseph caught behind off a pull. Then Hasan Ali got into the act with 2 quick wickets getting Bonner (2) with a DRS aided lbw and had Roston Chase (0) caught superbly in slips by a diving Butt.
After some resistance Blackwood (25) was caught behind off a fine delivery by Nauman that grip the surface and spun away.
Finally, Kraigg Brathwaite’s (39) long vigil came to an end when he cut Nauman straight to point.
Holder and Mayers had a long partnership of 46 runs and just when Pakistan was getting worried, Mayers(32) was caught behind off a superb delivery by Afridi.
Jason Holder was not to give up and kept batting with Joshua De Silva in a 40 run stand and just when Pakistan was getting desperate Holder (47) drove Nauman to be caught at cover.
Soon Afridi had Roach (7) lbw and this time there was no last wicket defiance from Roach. The win was completed soon when Joshua De Silva (15) was caught at mid-on of Afridi giving him 10 wickets.
Afridi was also the player of the series as West Indies levelled the series 1-1.
It was a battle between two fragile batting sides and Pakistan should have won this series had they managed to get West Indies all out on the 4th innings in the first test after looking in control.
Pakistan won by 109 runs
PAK 1st Inns 302-9 d (110 Ovs)
Babar Azam(c) 75(174)
Jayden Seales 3/31
WI 1st Inns 150-10 (51.3 Ovs)
N Bonner 37(116)
Shaheen Afridi 6/51
Mohammad Abbas 3/44
PAK 2nd Inns 176-6 d (27.2 Ovs)
Imran Butt 37(44)
Babar Azam(c) 33(41)
Alzarri Joseph 2/24
WI 2nd Inns 219-10 (83.2 Ovs)
Jason Holder 47(83)
Kraigg Brathwaite(c) 39(147)
Shaheen Afridi 4/43
Nauman Ali 3/52