Innings Pakistan 281 (Aslam 74, Misbah 53, Younis 51, Sarfraz 51, Bishoo 4-77, Gabriel 3-67) v West Indies
West Indies wrapped up Pakistan’s innings in 7.5 overs on the second morning © AFP
West Indies endured a frustrating ninth-wicket partnership between Yasir Shah and Mohammad Amir, who added 25 runs to the overnight total of 255 for 8, before Alzarri Joseph dismissed both in the 91st over. Pakistan were bowled out for 281, having opted to bat first on the previous day.
West Indies took the new ball first thing on the second morning, three overs after it had become available, and opened with Shannon Gabriel and Devendra Bishoo. While Gabriel bowled with decent control, Bishoo did not get much grip or turn from the surface and was taken off after two overs.
He was replaced by Joseph, whom Amir greeted with consecutive boundaries. Joseph’s first ball was full and wide, and Amir played an extravagant drive through the covers for four. The next ball was short, but still provided width, and Amir slashed it in the air past gully for four. Later in the over, Yasir cut past point for four more. Runs were beginning to leak.
But West Indies’ frustration did not last too much longer. Both Amir and Yasir played onto their stumps in Joseph’s next over, to bring an end to Pakistan’s innings just 7.5 overs into the second day.
Sirish Raghavan is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo