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West Indies struggle in opening session at the Oval

EZRA STUART, [email protected]

West Indies struggle in opening session at the Oval

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BRIDGETOWN – The West Indies, who won the toss and batted, were struggling on 72 for three in 27 overs at lunch on the opening day of the second cricket Test in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup three-match series at Kensington Oval here Sunday.

The not out batsmen are opener Kieran Powell on 29 and middle order batsman Roston Chase, on 23.

They have so far featured in an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 35 runs after coming to the crease with the West Indies in trouble at 37 for three.

The West Indies lost opener Kraigg Brathwaite for nine in the fifth over when he edged left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir to wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed.

In the next over, Shimron Hetmyer was caught by Azhar Ali in the slips off pacer Mohammad Abbas for one.

Shai Hope was the third batsman to fall, edging leg-spinner Yasir Shah into Ahmed’s gloves after making five.

The West Indies are playing the same side which lost the first Test by seven wickets in Jamaica while Pakistan made one change, bringing in leg-spinner Shadad Khan for fast bowler Wahab Riaz.

The first session was watched by a small crowd, with fewer than 1 000 spectators in attendance. (EZS)