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Windies 148-5 vs Pakistan (217) at tea – 2nd day, 1st Test


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Windies 148-5 vs Pakistan (217) at tea – 2nd day, 1st Test
Kraigg Brathwaite: 60 not out.

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Kingston – West Indies stumbled to 148 for five at tea, replying to Pakistan’s first innings total of 217, on the second day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica.

At the break, Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite continued to lead the fight for his side and was not out on 60, and his predecessor, and Wanderers and Barbados Pride teammate, Jason Holder was not out on 30.

The pair have added 48 – unbroken – for the sixth wicket, after the Caribbean side lost two wickets between lunch and tea to successive deliveries from left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi in reaching 100.

Vice-captain and hometown hero Jermaine Blackwood was caught at mid-on off Afridi for 22, miscuing an ill-advised, lofted on-drive.

Next ball, left-hander Kyle Mayers was trapped lbw to Afridi for a first-ball duck, playing back and across to a full-length delivery that moved back.

Two balls later, fortune smiled on West Indies, when Holder, on nought, was fortunate with a successful review of an lbw decision from umpire Joel Wilson to the second ball he faced. TV replays suggested the ball pitched outside leg-stump.

Afridi has taken two for 26 from 13 overs and Mohammad Abbas has supported with two for 30 from 17 overs.

The Test is the first of two between the teams in the Jamaica capital and it is being played behind closed doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also marks the start of the new round of the ICC World Test Championship for the teams.

Summarised scores:

Pakistan 217 (Fawad Alam 56, Faheem Ashraf 44, Babar Azam 30, Mohammad Rizwan 23, Azhar Ali 17, Hasan Ali 14, Imran Butt 11; Jason Holder 3-26, Jayden Seales 3-70, Kemar Roach 2-47).

West Indies 148 for five (Kraigg Brathwaite 60 not out, Jason Holder 30 not out, Roston Chase 21, Jermaine Blackwood 22, Roston Chase 21; Shaheen Afridi 2-26, Mohammad Abbas 2-30).

(AR)