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Pakistan openers post century partnership

EZRA STUART, [email protected]

Pakistan openers post century partnership

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BRIDGETOWN – Pakistan, replying to the West Indies’ first innings total of 312, batted solidly to reach 106 without loss in 39 overs at tea on the second day of the second cricket Test in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup series at Kensington Oval here Monday.

The not out batsmen are Azhar Ali, on 54 and Ahmed Shehzad, on 40.

Ali reached his 50 off 118 balls by sweeping leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo for his sixth four.

Shehzad was extremely lucky on two occasions as he was given out leg before wicket to fast bowler Shannon Gabriel when he was 21, only to be reprieved when a television review showed the bowler had delivered a no-ball.

On 32, he also benefited from a no-ball by off-spinner Roston Chase after he was stumped down the leg side by wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich.

Earlier, both Chase (131) and captain Jason Holder (58) were dismissed without adding to their overnight scores as the West Indies lost their last four wickets for 26 runs after resuming from 286 for six overnight.

Fast bowler Mohammad Abbas was Pakistan’s most successful bowler with four for 56 while Mohammad Amir ended with three for 65 and leg-spinner Yasir Shah, two for 83. (EZS)

Summarised scores:

West Indies 286 for 6 (Roston Chase 131 not out, Jason Holder 58 not out, Kieran Powell 38, Shane Dowrich 29, Devendra Bishoo 14; Mohammad Abbas 4-56, Mohammad Amir 3-65, Yasir Shah 2-83). Pakistan 106-0. (Azhar Ali 54, Ahmed Shehzad 40).