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Slow going for Pakistan

EZRA STUART, [email protected]

Slow going for Pakistan

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BRIDGETOWN – It was slow going as Pakistan, replying to the West Indies’ first innings total of 312, reached 226 for three off 95 overs at lunch on the third day of the second cricket Test in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup series at Kensington Oval here Tuesday.

Resuming from 172 for three off 69 overs overnight, Pakistan made slow progress, scoring just 54 runs in 26 overs during the two-hour morning session.

Opener Azhar Ali, who restarted on 81 with his captain Misbah-ul-Haq, on seven, only added 13 runs to move to 94 not out off 257 balls at the break. Misbah did the bulk of the scoring to be 40 not out.

The West Indies took the second new ball after 81 overs with the score on 187 for three. 

Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo has so far taken two for 57 while fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has one for 69 in 26 overs. (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 226-3. (Azhar Ali 94 not out, Ahmed Shehzad 70, Misbah-ul-Haq 40 n.o.; Devendra Bishoo 2-57).