Chase century lifts Windies out of trouble against Pakistan

Paola Ditto
Mag 13, 2017

In a total of 69 overs, Pakistan managed to set 172 on the board against Windies total of 312 but at a snail's pace as its run rate hovers around 2.49 per over.

Azhar, who have stayed at the crease for more than five hours during his 193-ball knock, will resume on the third morning alongside captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

But Estwick said every bowler needed to step up on Tuesday if West Indies were to prevent Pakistan taking a stranglehold on the game.

Pakistan Test cricket team were elated to meet legendary West India batsman Sir Garry Sobers, when he met the Pakistan cricket team ahead of the second day of the 2nd Test match between Pakistan and West Indies, on Monday.

In between, Gabriel accounted for Babar Azam, who too was dismissed without scoring like Younis, caught and bowled, to finally get his name on the wickets column.

West Indies also had only themselves to blame in the following session as Shehzad was twice let-off through no-balls as he and Azhar put on 155 for the first wicket. Drawn forward by a full-length delivery, his indeterminate prod resulted in a thick outside edge for Younis Khan to snare his third catch of the innings at second slip.

West Indies finished the day on 286 for 6, and Chase said they would want a minimum of 350 from here, especially as he expected the pitch to deteriorate quite a bit going forward.

Abbas then took the wicket of Bishoo to finish with 4-56 before Yasir Shah bowled Alzarri Joseph to bring an end to West Indies' innings.

And fortune continued to shine on Shezad when he had scored 32, when he charged off-spinner Roston Chase 10 minutes before tea, missed and was stumped by Shane Dowrich.

This introduces the possibility, although considered remote, of Shadab Khan providing a double leg-spin attack in support of the established Yasir Shah, whose six wickets in the second innings of the first Test and eight in the match earned him the man of the match award.

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