Pakistan beat Windies to end losing streak
KINGSTON – Yasir Shah proved Pakistan’s match-winner as they ended a six-Test losing streak to beat West Indies by seven wickets in the first match in Jamaica on Tuesday.
Leg-spinner Yasir picked up six for 63 as the West Indies were dismissed for just 152 in their second innings after resuming on 93 for four on the final day at Sabina Park in Kingston.
Needing only 32 to win in their second innings, Pakistan made heavy weather of the formalities, losing three quick wickets before Misbah-ul-Haq clinched victory in style with a six off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.
The three-Test series continues with the second match starting in Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday. (Reuters)
West Indies 286 (Roston Chase 63, Jason Holder 57, Shane Dowrich 56, Kieran Powell 33, Devendra Bishoo 28; Mohammed Amir 6-44, Yasir Shah 2-91) and 93 for four (Kieran Powell 49, Shimron Hetmyer 20; Yasir Shah 4-33). Pakistan 407 (Misbah-ul-Haq 99 not out, Babar Azam 72, Younis Khan 58, Sarfraz Ahmed 54, Ahmed Shezad 31; Alzarri Joseph 3-71, Shannon Gabriel 3-92) and 36 for three. Pakistan won by seven wickets.