West Indies defeat Pakistan by 106 runs at Kensington Oval
BRIDGETOWN – West Indies defeated Pakistan by 106 runs on the fifth day of the second cricket Test in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup series at Kensington Oval here Thursday to level the three-match series 1-1.
Pakistan, set 188 runs for victory, were dismissed for a meagre 81 in 34.4 overs, 40 minutes before the tea interval on the final day.
Pacer Shannon Gabriel led the way for the West Indies with the impressive figures of five for 11 off 11 overs.
He got excellent support from captain Jason Holder with three for 23 in 11.4 overs and fellow fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, two for 42 in 12 overs.
Resuming from 31 for five at lunch, having already lost opener Azhar Ali for ten; Babar Azam without scoring for the second time in the match; Younis Khan for five, and captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq for “ducks”, Pakistan’s woes continued.
Joseph trapped opener Ahmed Shehzad leg before wicket for a torrid 14 in 116 minutes while Holder had Shadab Khan caught by wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich for one.
Pakistan were 36 for seven at that stage but Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir added 43 for the eighth wicket, delaying the Windies’ victory charge.
Gabriel broke the stand in his first over of a new spell when Amir was caught at cover point for 20 by Vishaul Singh. He also bowled Yasir Shah for a “duck” while Holder fittingly got the final wicket of Sarfraz Ahmed for the top score of 23.
Earlier, the West Indies, resuming from 264 for nine overnight, were dismissed for 268 off 102.5 overs in the first over of the final day as leg-spinner Shah ended with seven for 94 in 39.5 overs.
The decisive third Test starts next Wednesday at Windsor Park in Dominica.
West Indies 312 in 98.5 overs (Roston Chase 131, Jason Holder 58; Mohammad Abbas 4-56, Mohammad Amir 3-65) and 268 in 102.5 overs (Shai Hope 90, Kraigg Brathwaite 43, Vishaul Singh 32; Yasir Shah 7-94, Mohammed Abbas 2-57). Pakistan 393 in 140 overs (Azhar Ali 105, Misbah-ul-Haq 99; Shannon Gabriel 4-81, Jason Holder 3-42, Devendra Bishoo 3-116) and 81 in 34.4 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 23; Shannon Gabriel 5-11, Jason Holder 3-23, Alzarri Joseph 2-42). West Indies won by 106 runs (EZS)