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Tea: Pakistan 273-8 vs West Indies – 3rd day, 2nd Test


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Tea: Pakistan 273-8 vs West Indies – 3rd day, 2nd Test
Jason Holder took two wickets in successive balls - (FP)

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Kingston – Pakistan were 273 for eight in their first innings at tea on the third day of the rain-affected second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Jamaica.

At the interval, Fawad Alam was not out on 111, his fifth Test hundred, and Shaheen Shah Afridi was not out on four.

The Windies claimed four wickets, two to Jason Holder, in the period between lunch and tea, but Fawad’s hundred overshadowed their success.

When play continued following the bizarre suspension that led to lunch, Jayden Seales made breakthrough for the Caribbean side in the fourth over with the second new ball, when he claimed Faheem Ashraf lbw for 26.

Holder followed up with the scalps of Mohammad Rizwan lbw for 31 and Nauman Ali caught behind for a first-ball duck off successive deliveries in his 21st over to further destabilise the visitors.

But West Indies continued to meet resistance from Fawad, and he reached his hundred from 186 balls with a pull through mid-wicket off Kyle Mayers for a deuce.

Fawad, however, lost hero status two overs later, when he was involved in a mix-up that led to the run out of Hasan Ali for nine.

Seales has taken 2-30 from 14 overs and Holder has captured 2-46 from 23 overs, but Kemar Roach has the been the Windies’ most successful bowler with 3-60 from 25 overs.

West Indies lead the two-Test series 1-0 after a one-wicket victory inside four days in the first Test that ended this past Sunday at the same venue.

Summarised scores:

Pakistan 273 for eight (Fawad Alam 111 not out, Babar Azam 75, Mohammad Rizwan 31, Faheem Ashraf 26; Kemar Roach 3-60, Jayden Seales 2-30, Jason Holder 2-46) vs West Indies.

(AR)