West Indies lose two wickets, lead by 31
BRIDGETOWN – West Indies cleared the 81-run first innings deficit but lost two more wickets to be 112 for three off 43 overs in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the second cricket Test against Pakistan in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup series at Kensington Oval here Wednesday.
The not out batsmen are Shai Hope on 25 and first innings century maker Roston Chase on 12.
The West Indies have an overall lead of 31 runs so far with seven wickets in hand.
Resuming from 40 for one overnight, the West Indies lost the wickets of Shimron Hetmyer and Kraigg Brathwaite for 22 and 43, respectively.
Hetmyer was bowled by left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir without adding to his overnight score while Brathwaite was brilliantly caught by Younis Khan at slip off leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
Brathwaite and Hope featured in a 56-run third-wicket partnership.
West Indies 312 in 98.5 overs (Roston Chase 131, Jason Holder 58; Mohammad Abbas 4-56, Mohammad Amir 3-65) and 112-3 in 43 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 43, Shai Hope 25 n.o., Shimron Hetmyer 22, Roston Chase 12 n.o.). Pakistan 393 in 140 overs (Azhar Ali 105, Misbah-ul-Haq 99; Shannon Gabriel 4-81, Jason Holder 3-42, Devendra Bishoo 3-116). (EZS)