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West Indies lose one wicket in second innings

EZRA STUART, [email protected]

West Indies lose one wicket in second innings

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BRIDGETOWN – West Indies, trailing Pakistan by 81 runs, reached 40 for one in their second innings at the close of the third day of the second cricket Test in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup series at Kensington Oval here Tuesday.

The West Indies suffered an early setback when opener Kieran Powell was brilliantly caught by wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed for six off fast bowler Mohammad Abbas.

But Kraigg Brathwaite remained unbeaten on eight, alongside Shimron Hetmyer, who has already struck four boundaries in his score of 22 not out.

West Indies ended the day 41 runs in arrears with nine second innings wickets in hand.   

Earlier, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel (four for 81 off 32 overs), captain Jason Holder, (three for 42 off 29 overs), and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo with for three for 116 in 41 overs, combined to dismiss Pakistan for 393 in 140 overs, replying to the West Indies’ first innings total of 312.

Opener Azhar Ali top-scored for Pakistan with a solid knock of 105, his 13th Test century, while captain Misbah-ul-Haq agonisingly fell one run short of a century, when he was dismissed by his opposite number Holder for 99.  (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) and 40-1 (Shimron Hetmeyer 22 not out) Pakistan 393. (Azhar Ali 105, Misbah-ul-Haq 99, Ahmed Shehzad 70, Yasir Shah 24, Shadab Khan 16, Asad Sharif 15; Shannon Gabriel 4-81, Devendra Bishoo 3-116, Jason Holder 3-42).